DICE and Electronic Arts officially reveal all of the contents in the Collector’s Edition for its forthcoming game set during World War 1, Battlefield 1.
Now that the rumor of a World War I setting for Battlefield 1 has been confirmed following the game’s official reveal today, DICE and Electronic Arts are ready to begin eking out more information about the title in preparation for its launch later this year. Interestingly enough, developers already have an Exclusive Collector’s Edition prepared for Battlefield 1 available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to its listing on Amazon, fans will be able to get the Battlefield 1 Exclusive Collector’s Edition for a whopping $219.99, and it will contain a plethora of trinkets and memorabilia related to the game. All of the physical items are presumably inspired by the Harlem Hellfighter infantry regiment, as there’s a 14″ statue, a cloth poster, a deck of playing cards, a messenger pigeon tube with DLC content, and what appears to be a sew-on patch. Not to mention, it will have what’s dubbed the Harlem Hellfighter’s Pack to be used in the game, as it’s stocked with a Hellfighter Trench Shotgun, Hellfighter M1911, a Hellfighter Bolo Knife, and a Hellfighter Insignia.
Furthermore, the Battlefield 1 Exclusive Collector’s Edition contains the Deluxe version of the base game, including the Red Baron Pack, which has a Triplane as a vehicle, a P08 sidearm, and an emblem inspired by the pilot. Plus, it will have the Lawrence of Arabia pack, with Lawrence of Arabia’s Black Stallion for transport, his SMLE rifle, a Jambiya for melee attacks, and an emblem. There’s also different visual variations for Battlefield 1‘s three largest vehicles, including the Frontline Camouflage Train, the Night Raid Airship, and the Dazzle Camouflage Dreadnought.
If all of the above isn’t intriguing enough, when pre-ordered through Amazon, the Battlefield 1 Exclusive Collector’s Edition also lets fans to play three days earlier than those with the standard iteration. Perhaps the most enticing offer to come from the special package, though, is its allowance for owners to have seven days’ access to a map that will be released later in 2016.
Should fans wish to get a better idea of what Battlefield 1 is going to actually play like before dropping such serious coinage on the Exclusive Collector’s Edition, it will eventually be possible to get a feel for the game, as the shooter will have an open beta. However, developers have also announced that EA Insiders—that is, subscribers to the game publisher’s specific social service—will get early access.
Save for Battlefield 1‘s official reveal trailer there isn’t much concrete evidence indicative of how the final product could look and play, especially since it just got announced today. Though DICE and Electronic Arts have confirmed massive multiplayer battles with up to 64 players with maps designed after locations from World War I, the recent leak of there only being six campaign missions is disconcerting to say the least. Nevertheless, it’s best to reserve judgment considering the fact that developers will surely have more details about Battlefield 1 to come.
Battlefield 1 is set for release on October 21, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.