Battlefield 1 guide: All the best weapons, loadouts, classes and tips
Here’s some strategies for surviving DICE’s take on The Great War.
Battlefield 1 is an interesting little game. Sure enough it’s yet another large-scale multiplayer shooter, but thanks to developers DICE and publishers EA deciding to pursue a World War 1 setting for the game, there’s quite a lot different about the way combat takes place in this latest entry in the Battlefield series.
World War 1 has much about it that makes it unique, with its highly experimental weapons and the lasting influence of things like horseback cavalry alongside more modern concepts like air-to-air dogfights and various forms of machine gun. All this makes for some pretty interesting and exciting action both on and offline.
We’ve been getting stuck into the game, and we’ve gathered up some of our favourite tips for the game onto a couple of different pages, plus detailed explanations on things like the game’s classes and weapons, some of which are quite unique to the WW1 setting. We’ll see you in the trenches.
Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Tips & Strategies
Before you jump into Battlefield 1 in earnest, you might want to learn a little about what’s new in the multiplayer. The World War 1 setting has given DICE and EA some major opportunities to significantly mix up the multiplayer setting and format – so while on the surface this looks like the Battlefield you already know, there’s some aspects of it that are quite different.
Have no fear, however! We’ve got you covered. Allow us to be your personal carrier pigeon with all you need to know about the multiplayer. Here’s some basic tips to get you started:
Battlefield 1 beginner’s tips – multiplayer combat, elite class locations, best weapons
This is your basic primer to get started with the game. What’s new in Battlefield 1? What should you be aware of before you head into the wild west of online? We’ll take you through it.
Battlefield 1: 9 tips that veterans of the series absolutely must know
Already a seasoned Battlefield Veteran? That’s all well and good, but there’s still quite a bit in Battlefield 1 that’s all new. Allow us to guide you through some of the most pressing changes you’ll want to be aware of.
Battlefield 1 Class Guide & Strategy
Thanks to its World War 1 setting, Battlefield 1 has a serious chance to change some things up in its multiplayer, and developers DICE seem to have seized the opportunity. While the broad strokes of the classes in Battlefield 1 might seem familiar to most shooters, there’s a fair bit that’s different about them from previous titles in the Battlefield series or even standard shooter tropes. Allow us to explain.
Battlefield 1 Assault Class guide – weapons, load-outs, TNT, anti-tank mines and more
Here’s the low down on the skills and gear of the bread-and-butter of any Battlefield 1 combat mission, the Assault Class. Strategies on how to use their unique abilities such as their uncanny ability to take down enemy armor… if you’re lucky.
Battlefield 1 Support Class guide – weapons, load-outs, ammo crates, tripwire bombs tips and more
Battlefield 1’s support class lugs around a shed load of ammunition with him in order to help resupply allies on the front line, but as wellm as that he carries the fastest-firing and most intimidating gun in the game – even if it’s harder to actually kill people with than it looks.
Battlefield 1 Medic Class guide – weapons, load-outs, rifle grenades, syringes and more
The medic class in Battlefield 1 comes equipped with a magic syringe that can bring dead soldiers back to life that somehow can be turned on enemies to kill them. Which… is pretty cool. They can also heal your allies, of course. Tips, strategies, all that – right here.
Battlefield 1 Scout Class guide – weapons, load-outs, flare guns, armor-piercing rounds and more
Scout is basically the class more often known as Recon, and more colloquially known as Sniper. Do you enjoy sitting on a remote hilltop and exploring the heads of enemies without them even really knowing where you are? This is for you… but some will, you’re warned, think of you as scum.
Battlefield 1 Vehicle Classes guide – Pilots, Tankers and Cavalry load-outs and strategies explained
The vehicle classes change is a great idea. It basically stops dickhead snipers from stealing a plane and jumping out of it near a good sniping spot and things like that. If you want to play with a cool vehicle, you now need to actually dedicate yourself to using the vehicle properly, as you’re much less effective without it. Here’s our guide to these mini-classes.
Battlefield 1 Elite Classes guide – Tank Hunter, Sentry, Flame Trooper and more
The Tank Hunter, Sentry and Flame Trooper elite classes all have extremely powerful primary weapons that have a very specific best-case use scenario to them. When used right these classes are absolutely deadly killing machines – so let us give you the low-down on what they’re good at.
Battlefield 1: Top Tips for Multiplayer
As well as learning about classes and checking out our broader tips pages, we’ve also got some features prepared that take a deep-dive into some of Battlefield 1’s systems more specifically. What’s the best way to fight an opponent that’s rapidly bearing down on you on horseback? How should you approach a one-on-one melee battle? We’ve got all that and more covered, and we’ll be updating with more. Some of these tips are from our time with the beta, but they’re just as relevant in the final game.
Battlefield 1: a breakdown of the melee combat system. It’s more complicated than you think
While modern soldiers carry batons or knives for close-quarters melee encounters pretty much exclusively, World War 1 was often quite a bit mor improvisational. Battlefield 1 as a result is a bit more complicated with three different melee weapon classes each with different stats behind them. Here, we explain.
Battlefield 1: Here’s some top tips for horse combat
Horses are one of the new major additions to the Battlefield series that come as a direct result of the switch to a WW1 setting. Battling from horseback is pretty difficult, and fighting against those who are riding around on a horse can be pretty damn intimidating too. Here’s Westie with some tips on how to fight on and against horses.
Battlefield 1: Multiplayer game modes explained – Conquest, Operations, Domination and more
Here’s some all-important tips before you head into multiplayer on something quite rudimentary but absolutely important: what is each game mode, and what should you be doing in each to win? Here’s a comprehensive guide to each in video form.