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Battlefield 1 launched incredibly well according to DICE

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Battlefield 1 sales

Battlefield 1 was a giant risk for DICE. Turning back the clock to World War I, instead of ploughing onward into the future like every other mainstream shooter on the market? Yeah, I think that could’ve gone horribly wrong.

But it didn’t. In fact, the complete opposite has happened it seems. According to DICE, Battlefield 1 has been their biggest launch to date! They said as much in a shiny new infographic (via VG247):

Wow. You’ve really been keeping busy since the release of Battlefield™ 1. In the infographic below you’ll see some of the amazing stats you’ve contributed to in just over a week on the battlefield. We’re humbled by your efforts – thank you all for your great support. Let’s keep those numbers growing.


59 million hours of gameplay in just over a week? That’s amazing, but not nearly as amazing as the fact that nearly a million flying critters have been sent off in the war pigeons mode!

Unfortunately, DICE haven’t divulged specific sales numbers, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that their game has sold incredibly well. And why wouldn’t it? It’s excellent! In the words of one cabbage-loving Portuguese reviewer:

World War I is hard material to tackle, but DICE have managed to do it respectably enough. Battlefield 1’s campaign is memorable, and it’s multiplayer, brutal. The latter doesn’t necessarily provide a whole new experience, but a coat of paint from The Great War certainly makes the series feel nice and fresh again.

Honestly? I didn’t expect Battlefield 1 to be this good. My brief time with it at E3 was fun, but it felt a little too familiar for my liking, like a World War I mod for Battlefield 4.

My initial criticism couldn’t be further from the truth though. DICE deserve every bit of praise they’ve received! The amount of effort they’ve poured into this shooter from yesteryear stands out clearly, and the successful launch and positive feedback all around is testament to that.

Last Updated: November 8, 2016


  1. Impressive.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 8, 2016 at 14:10

    • B3ware_za

      November 9, 2016 at 02:29

      Wow Team Fortress still in contention. Valve sure knows how to keep up on its the competition.

      PS. Its going to take a whilst to get used to seeing TF2 as Titan Fall 2. ;-(

      BF1 is good. Maybe not as good as BF1942 + BF2 was. Also glad DICE is quick on changes for now. Suez going from a 3 flag map to 5 flag map (3 flag Suez is so bad).

      I see TF2 doing well in the long run. It will sell better after launch IMO. Once people jump of the CoD: Infinite train.


  3. 40 Insane Frogs

    November 8, 2016 at 14:12

    Without a doubt the best Battlefield game of this decade!


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 8, 2016 at 14:13



      • 40 Insane Frogs

        November 9, 2016 at 11:33



  4. Dungeon of JJ

    November 8, 2016 at 14:14

    So you’re saying BF1 is out? 😛


  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    November 8, 2016 at 14:21

  6. Andre Fourie

    November 8, 2016 at 14:22

  7. Magoo

    November 8, 2016 at 14:40

    My inner contextual-nazi could not chuckle at the header. 😛
    I’ve played through half of the single player – it’s great so far. Multiplayer is lacking for me, I’m hoping it will be continuously updated and content added. After a week I have already chosen to go back to BF4. It feels like I am always doing the same thing in BF1, whereas BF4 has a plethora of playstyles that I can adopt throughout a single game.


    • Andre Fourie

      November 8, 2016 at 14:43

      Love BF4 Deathmatch except for the sissy servers that has a “No Shotgun” rule.


      • Magoo

        November 8, 2016 at 14:44

        You must be on console. xD


        • Andre Fourie

          November 8, 2016 at 14:57

          True dat.


  8. Avithar

    November 9, 2016 at 09:53

    this game is worth every cent spent on it


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