They Shall Battlefest
Come one, Come all, from the deserts of Sinai, the alleyways of Amiens, and the dazzling poppy fields of Rupture to The DICE 25th Anniversary Battlefest! Along with Battlefest comes some amazing new features in Battlefield 1.
Battlefest kicks off March 30th, starting with a surprise, last episode of BFWeekly, with a Special Battlefest Livestream on the Official Battlefield Twitch channel starting at 3 PM EST. Log-in between March 30th – April 9th and you will also receive the DICE 25th Anniversary dog tag.
From March 29th, 8 AM EST – March 31st, 7:59 PM EST all players on Battlefield 1, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline will receive double XP.
Log-in into any Battlefield franchise between March 30th, 8 AM EST – April 1st, 7:59 PM EST to receive a free Battlepack from the “Battlefest Battlepack Revision”. The Battlefield 1 “Battlefest Battlepack Revision” features plenty of weapon and vehicle skins, plus three new puzzle melee weapon pieces. For full details about Battlefest check out the Battlefield Calendar.
One of the most anticipated features being added (March 30th) to Battlefield 1 is the new Premium Friends function. This is a great time to introduce this feature since Battlefield 1 first DLC expansion “They Shall Not Pass” is available to purchase as a standalone or is included in the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. Below is the Official statement from Battlefield producer Andreas Skoglund explaining the Premium Friends feature.
We call it Premium Friends. Here’s how it works:
As a player who owns Battlefield 1 Premium Pass you will be able to bring your friends in Battlefield 1 along to play on the new maps!
When creating a party in Battlefield 1 you may notice something new: if someone owns a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass the party will become “Premium Enabled”. This will allow anyone in that party to play on all maps, regardless if they own the content or not. The access is available as long as the party is “Premium Enabled”.
While all players will be able to play on maps accessible through Battlefield 1 Premium Pass through Premium Friends, some experiences are exclusive to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners.
- In a “Premium Enabled” party, only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will earn XP from the maps exclusive to that expansion. We will save the XP for everyone else and grant them retroactively if they decide to get the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass for themselves.
- Only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will be able to spawn in with weapons and vehicles unique for the expansion.
- Only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will track progress towards the unique medals and codexes for the expansion.
You are all invited to try this new way of playing with friends and enjoy Battlefield 1 content. We will activate the test run of Premium Friends during the upcoming Battlefest, which starts on March 30.
We will pay close attention to your feedback on Premium Friends. It’s our goal to work towards molding this feature into something that embodies our commitment to you, our amazing community.
Get in there and play the objective!
Andreas Skoglund, Producer @iamskoglund
As a Premium Member myself this is something I feel is a great start to a common ground within the battlefield community to keep the player base together, while also promoting people to squad up and play together.
Another wonderful feature being added to Battlefield 1 is the new daily scrap reward system. Starting March 30th players will be able to earn up to 100 scraps daily. You can earn scraps by completing the following tasks:
- Play and finish one round of multiplayer: 50 Scraps
- Be in the winning team at end of round: 25 Scraps
- Show up in the highlights at end of round: 25 Scraps
A new way to earn extra scraps to spend on the recently added scrap exchange feature. I am not personally thrilled that it has a 100 scrap limit a day, however, I feel this is a great start of a scrap reward system.
Battlefield never fails to deliver when the community speaks out about needed features to be added in the game. Generally speaking, I am super excited to jump into Battlefield 1 this weekend to enjoy all things that Battlefest has to offer.
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