To get fans ready for the game’s release later this month, DICE has put together teaser trailers for each of Battlefield 1’s War Stories.
Instead of following a single protagonist, DICE has decided to offer up five vignettes, each focused on a different set of characters, in a different part of World War I. These War Stories, as DICE is calling them, promise to delve into the more human side of the war, looking at how the conflict affects these five people in particular, while also shining a light in the many dark corners of the Great War.
Battlefield 1 launches October 21, with early access starting October 18. We recently posted a feature admiring the renewed emphasis on story in this year’s first person shooters, including Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
With all five teasers released on the Battlefield 1 website, you can find them below, along with the descriptions of each War Story.
Friends in High Places
The allies are losing the war in the air. Britain struggles to compete with the German aces and the average lifetime of a combat pilot is 17 days. You must face these bleak odds and take to the skies for a noble fight over the western front. Intense dogfights, unexpected encounters, and a story of friendship await you.
Nothing Is Written
In the Middle East deserts, Arab tribes rebel against the oppression of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s devastating artillery engage rebel forces wielding rifles from horseback. As a Bedouin warrior working alongside the legendary Lawrence of Arabia, you must find a way to take on the technologically superior enemy and destroy a deadly railgun.
Through Mud and Blood
In the autumn of 1918, British forces prepare for a mass assault on the town of Cambrai, France. With tank support, Allied Command believes a breakthrough is a certainty. But the Mark V tank has one major flaw: it is not reliable. Join a dysfunctional tank crew who battle their way behind enemy lines as they learn to work together.
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Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire are deadlocked among the Alps. Braced by snow-capped mountains, neither side can find a way to dislodge their enemy. Meanwhile, the Italian mountaineer regiment Arditi prepares an unorthodox assault. Don your Arditi armor and head up a mountainside as Italian and Austrian forces clash over a strategic fort.
The British Empire intends to open a new front to the war with an unprecedented naval invasion of the Ottoman homeland. The ships gathered for the Gallipoli Landings — the D-Day of World War 1 — carry over half a million men. As an Anzac runner you’ll witness the heat of epic bombardments and a beach landing, as well as covert deliveries of urgent life-or-death messages across the frontline.