One Battlefield 1 fan uncovers previously unrevealed map names and images after datamining the Battlefield 1 open beta, revealing both new and old multiplayer locations.
The Battlefield 1 open beta is currently an ongoing affair for PC, PS4, and Xbox One users alike, who are taking to the trenches en masse to give the World War I-based shooter a thorough testing. The beta for Battlefield 1 is poised to run until September 8th, but it hasn’t taken the full duration for one fan datamine the game’s files and discover a few tasty hidden treats inside. Thanks to the efforts of this Redditor, curious gamers can now take a look at several of the Battlefield 1 maps, which range from the previously announced mountainous Monte Grappa in Italy to new locations like a historic French Chateau.
Gamers have now had plenty of time to explore the Sinai Desert map, which is the sole inclusion in the Battlefield 1 beta. The sandstorm-centric location features a great balance of close combat in the building centers, large open spaces for snipers and vehicles, and plenty of great airspace for planes to enter the fray and rip the train to shreds. While that makes it a logical choice for the beta, many gamers will likely be more interested in maps like the Argonne Forest (which should offer plenty of deliciously destructible forest space), or a more urban close-combat environment like the city of Amiens.
Click below for a full-sized version of all the leaked maps:
The newly-discovered Suez map marks the third time the Battlefield franchise has returned to the Egyptian locale, with a Battlefield 4 campaign mission taking place there and Battlefield 2142 witnessing many titan drops there back in its day. Eagle-eyed gamers will undoubtedly be on the lookout for potential easter eggs when the map becomes playable, though for now all gamers have to go off of is the above screenshot of the map.
Gamers are speculating that the map with the still unknown title will be based on Fao’s Landing, due to similarities between the above screenshot and a concept image that surfaced earlier in the game’s development. The answers to that map don’t lie within the open beta files themselves, but we’re sure the new leaks of Chateau de Chantilly and the Suez Canal will excite fans of the series.
The diverse maps should do well in forcing teams to work out how to maximize the effectiveness of each new soldier class, and gamers should expect to find that each map has its own unique dynamic weather system that will force gamers to adapt to rapidly changing environments. While Sinai Desert has its sandstorms, it’s quite possible that the Argonne Forest will shroud its trees in fog or that Monte Grappa will face a brutal storm. There doesn’t appear to be a heavily snow-based map so far, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see that show up later – possibly as part of the free DLC that Dice hinted at earlier.
What do you think about the leaked Battlefield 1 maps, Ranters?
Battlefield 1 will release on October 21, 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.