The open beta for Battlefield 1 begins this coming Wednesday (31st) for Xbox One, PS4 and PC users who signed up with Battlefield Insider. Today we learnt about the many weapons players will be able to use throughout the duration of the beta.
Earlier today, Twitter account Battlefield Bulletin shared images accompanied with information for each of the various light and heavy machine guns, rifles, shotguns, sidearms and melee weapons that players can expect to find when the beta officially starts this week. We also learned that there will likely be no Pre-Load for the beta prior to August 31st with codes set to go out on the 30th.
A large amount of the weapons available for the beta come with different variations i.e: Experimental and Artillery. Reddit User R_MA has since provided information of what these variations mean to each weapon.
Experimental = Weapons with special, “experimental” features. For example, MP18 Experimental is burst fire instead of Automatic.
Artillery = Weapons that are scoped, IIRC, and have better accuracy.
Trench = Weapons that have better hip fire.
Factory = Base weapons with no modifications/atttachments.
Heavy = Shotguns with better accuracy, but bad hip fire, with a slight reduction in damage.
Sharpshooter = Weapons with better control.
Battlefield 1‘s Open Beta is rumoured to end September 8th and will feature both Conquest and Rush modes across the new Sinai Desert map, with up to 64 player matches available. The Sinai Desert map will also include a new controllable Armored Train behemoth, ridable horses and three new Elite Classes – Sentry, Flame Trooper and Tank Hunter.
Battlefield 1 is available October 21st for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origins.