DICE has released information about a new game mode that will be used in their upcoming FPS, Battlefield 1. The new mode is called “Operations”, and in it players will battle over multiple maps. According to DICE, this will give them “the opportunity to fight a sequence of inter-connected battles”. DICE explained that they wanted to create an continuity between maps and matches instead of having each map or battle exist solely within itself.
The new game mode will consist of sectors that have points that can be captured, controlled, and lost. As the points within the sectors are lost or gained, additional areas of the map are unlocked, simulating the “tug of war” that might exist on the battlefield. Each sector will feature varying chokepoints, objectives, and layouts that give players a varied experience.
DICE summed up the experience as follows:
“We wanted to create a Battlefield experience that was not just bite-sized, but actually spanned beyond an hour of playtime. Something epic and compelling for players who wanted a chance to immerse themselves in this first global war, and capture the stories of how different battles were deeply connected to one another. This kind of frontline combat really captures the essence of WWI clashes, intimate and deeply rooted in breaking through or holding ground.”
Battlefield 1 releases on all platforms on October 21st.