Here's how Battlefield 1 fans can earn a weapon skin and a dog tag for the forthcoming first-person shooter by playing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline.
With Battlefield 1's official launch date being a little more than a week away, Electronic Arts is pulling out all of the stops when it comes to promoting its World War I-inspired title. As it happens, not only has the company begun a week of two hour-long streams for the game, but also the publisher has now announced a promotion where players can earn a special weapon skin and dog tag for the forthcoming release by playing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline.
For those who wish to obtain the items, Battlefield 1 fans will need to finish the M1911 community mission of getting 100 kills with the M1911 in Battlefield 4 or Hardline anytime between October 12, 2016 9:00 AM PT and October 17, 2016 9:00 AM PT. Players who do so will unlock "The Incarcerator" weapon skin for the pistol, and also receive a Road to Battlefield 1 dog tag.
On top of earning the weapon skin and dog tag for Battlefield 1, fans will get a gold Battlepack in Battlefield 4 or Hardline, but that all depends on which game players complete the mission in. Gamers who are interested in learning more details about this promotion can delve into additional information over at the Battlefield blog.
Beyond taking part in the aforementioned M1911 community mission in Battlefield 4 and Hardline, fans of the franchise who subscribe to EA or Origin Access on PC and Xbox One can play a day early, thanks to the Battlefield 1 trial beginning unexpectedly. That said, it's important to note that the Play First Trial for the game only offers a segment of the full release, as there's a time limit, as well as a restriction on what content can be accessed.
To be specific, Battlefield 1 fans trying out the game through EA or Origin Access can only experience two missions from the single player campaign, while just four modes and five maps for multiplayer are available. However, all progress made in the Play First Trial will transfer over to the full game once it officially becomes available next week.
With the Play First Trial for Battlefield 1 being available exclusively to PC and Xbox One fans, PlayStation 4 owners who bought the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can at least take comfort in their ability to jump into the action a few days early on October 18, as it's available across all platforms. Of course, PS4 fans will unfortunately miss out on all of the EA and Origin Access perks.
Battlefield 1 is officially set to launch on October 21, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.