Battlefield 1 might be a WWI FPS, and DICE might be a development studio that pays great attention to its source material, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play as a pigeon.
When playing through the mission “Through Mud and Blood,” a cutscene will occur in which a group of soldiers in a tank decide (well, one of them decides and the other wholeheartedly disagrees) to send out an SOS via carrier pigeon to their allies who can rain down terror on the enemies who have the tank surrounded. Players get to take control of the aforementioned pigeon flight, because, why not?
But fear not, pigeon lovers, because that’s not all. In multiplayer, Battlefield 1 also features a multiplayer mode centred around pigeons. Players aim to run to a certain area on the map where a pigeon can be found. Once picked up, they will have to scribble a note down to attach to the pigeon. The note will be written faster if you stand still, but of course that will leave you out in the open and defenceless, so it should pose an interesting dilemma of whether or not you should move around while writing the note, but taking longer to do so as a consequence.
Battlefield 1 launches October 21st for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.