Battlefield 1 Live Now for EA Access

By Kevin Tavore,
One of the biggest perks of EA Access is undoubtedly the early access game trials for some of their biggest releases. Battlefield 1 is no different. Those with EA Access will be able to play a portion of the game for 10 hours before release - no purchase required. If you're still on the fence, this is a good opportunity to get your feet wet and see if you want to jump in.

Battlefield 1

So what's included? First, there are two single player missions through which you can play. Once you're done with those, multiplayer is available in the form of five maps and four game modes. The game modes include fan-favorites Conquest, Rush, and Domination in addition to the new mode, Operations, which sees an epic journey across several maps so that it feels more like fighting a real war instead of a single battle.

As for the maps, you can read about them below:

The St. Quentin Scar: A massive attack on the scarred battlefields of northern France. As part of the Kaiser’s battle, the German army throws everything they have to try to break through the British lines. Prepare for truly cataclysmic assaults as you push through the trenches of the St. Quentin Scar. Be the first soldier to break through the fortified lines and assault the pristine village of Travecy, untouched by the war… until now.

Amiens: A destructive clash in a majestic city. Fight on the streets and squares in French city of Amiens during the German spring offensive. A struggle in crumbling alleys, a courthouse, around bridges and railways where the British and the Germans desperately seek to control the depths of the city.

Sinai Desert: Engage in all-out war in Sinai Desert, a scorching hot battlefield located just East of El-Jifar. From infantry skirmishes in the narrow streets of the village of Bir el Mazar to dogfights above the majestic cliffs, you’ll need to make tactical use of the dunes as you engage in explosive battles. When all hope is lost, reinforcements will arrive in the shape of a powerful Behemoth: a deadly Armored Train charging through the desert sands.

Fao Fortress: Join one of the earliest amphibious landings of the Great War as the British Empire struggles to secure the oil on the Al-Faw Peninsula. The majestic Ottoman fortress of Fao guards the entrance and is not falling uncontested. Here you will fight through marshlands and dunes, over bridges and shallow coves. The assault finally enters the ancient fortress itself. The quest for oil begins here. The Dreadnought needs to feed.

Suez: A struggle for the most vital supply line of World War I. Even though it was considered impossible, the Ottomans crossed the desert of Sinai and threatened the canal. Join the fight by the banks of the grand canal and make tactical use of the dunes. Fight through shallow defenses, with field guns or mortars, through the outskirts of Kantara and into the deep desert beyond.
Battlefield 1 is launching for Xbox One on October 21st. It's available now for EA Access and will be available to those who purchased the early enlister bonus on October 18th.

We've got the full list of Battlefield 1 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.
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