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Ready your Bayonet and Trench Club – Battlefield 1 is showing off weapons

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Battlefield 1 melee

Battlefield 1 is doing something that players have been asking for; it’s taking us back in time, to a (possibly forgotten) war that changed the way we fight. That means that players will have access to weaponry that we haven’t really seen in games before.

According to a Q&A on the Battlefield site, while weapons might feel familiar to players, there are some distinct differences. The main thing is that weapons are more specialized in Battlefield 1; players will have to be aware of their specific strengths and weaknesses, using the correct ones in certain situations. This will make your weapon choice feel even “more rewarding than ever before”. So don’t expect to just find a high point and snipe all the things – even your long-range weapons will be more nuanced than before:

The way they work will feel familiar to players who enjoy playing the sniper role in Battlefield games, but they aren’t exactly the same. The biggest change is that you will actually be the most effective when you stay at the right distance to your target. It’s not all about being as far away as possible. You’ll want to make sure you’re not too close, but also not too far away.

But most intriguing to me is the enhanced role of melee weapons. Back in World War 1 (aka The Great War), getting up-close and personal with enemies was still a common aspect of warfare. As a result, there are a number of melee weapons in Battlefield 1, each with different attack speeds and damage outputs. But wait, there’s more! According to this listicle about the weapons in Battlefield 1, melee weapons aren’t just tools for death, as “Some even double as tools – giving you the ability to cut barbed wire, destroy barricades, or even damage light vehicles.”

You’ll be able to perform bayonet charges.
Being able to close the gap between you and your enemy is important, especially when you’re going for a melee kill. Attaching a Bayonet to the end of your gun helps make that a little easier, letting you charge at your enemies. Make contact, and they’re on the fast track to the graveyard.

That sounds seriously cool. And it looks pretty impressive in this new teaser trailer for the game, too.

What does it say about the state of first person shooters when one of the most exciting things is the opportunity to do a bayonet charge? Still, I’m excited to see what Battlefield 1 is doing. A new trailer is coming, and I’m confident that EA will continue to entice fans. After, they’re giving them what they want.

Last Updated: June 7, 2016


  1. Darren Peach

    June 7, 2016 at 08:08

    Trench Warfare ? After WW2, surrender should be called French Warfare.


    • BakedBagel

      June 7, 2016 at 09:08

      If electricity always follows the path of least resistance, why doesn’t lightning only strike in France?


      • Darren Peach

        June 7, 2016 at 09:11

        Dunno, ask the French.


      • CrasH

        June 7, 2016 at 13:38

        Because it’s french lighting in that area and could not care less?


  2. HairyEwok

    June 7, 2016 at 08:17

    Oh wow they say in-game footage and not in-engine footage, and all that on a xbone.


    • Darren Peach

      June 7, 2016 at 08:32

      Apparently, according to the very respectable internet, The new Xbox is going to be four times more powerful than the Uno.


  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 7, 2016 at 08:35

    EA’s not giving me what I want, granted it’s not plausible


    • Darren Peach

      June 7, 2016 at 08:39

      It’s in the game ! Fokkkin Yanks and their incessant need for a catchphrase.


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 7, 2016 at 09:17



  4. Darren Peach

    June 7, 2016 at 08:36

    The last paragraph hurts cause it’s true minus Doom ( Doom is the equivalent of eating shrooms and running around in the garden pretending to be a Unicorn ) .


  5. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    June 7, 2016 at 08:50

    • Darren Peach

      June 7, 2016 at 09:05

      There he goes again ! Shooting first.


      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        June 7, 2016 at 09:06



  6. HvR

    June 7, 2016 at 14:16

    And they buggered it completely and went full COD.

    “There are six categories of weapons.

    There are your Shotguns (great for blasting enemies from up close), SMGs (made for short range rapid-fire), LMGs (amazing at tearing things apart from medium range), Semi Autos (balanced and powerful), Sidearms (great in a pinch), and Sniper Rifles (which do exactly what you think).”

    So reskinned BF4 with faster physics


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