A brand new gameplay video for DICE’s and Electronic Arts’ forthcoming World War I shooter Battlefield 1 shows how the release’s Medic class operates in action.
It seems as if developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts aren’t just going to shake up the standards of its military first-person shooter franchise by putting Battlefield 1 in a World War I setting. Thanks to a gameplay video courtesy of the YouTuber known as Westie, the title’s creators are also planning on altering the series’ familiar class system, with Battlefield 1‘s Medic loadout being no exception.
For starters, a pretty noteworthy change to the franchise’s traditional combat is being made in that Battlefield 1‘s Heal and Revive abilities have been taken away from Assault characters and given to the Medic class, which according to Westie, should provide fans with smoother and more fast-paced gameplay. As far as the concrete details for healing go, Medics will have access to two medkits, with one being small and the other large.
As seen in Westie’s Battlefield 1 video below, small medkits can be thrown in the general direction of a player who’s injured, and if it lands within a certain radius, it will automatically heal them. Large medkits, on the other hand, will require damaged players to stand on them while dropped, ultimately healing them over time until their health reaches its full capacity once again.
In regards to the Revive ability for Battlefield 1‘s Medic class, a healing vial and syringe are going to take the place of traditional defibrillator paddles, since the game is, of course, set in World War I and not in a modern environment. While this change is practical, one of the stranger alterations comes with Battlefield 1‘s Medic class taking the Engineer’s Repair Vehicles ability, which not only allows them to heal players, but also vehicles. Nevertheless, Medics will have to choose between Repair Vehicles and one of the aforementioned Medkits, as the class will have a limited number of slots players can fill.
Although some of these modifications to the Medic class in Battlefield 1 might not sit well with long-time fans of the series, it’s best to reserve judgment until the game itself is actually playable and these changes can be experienced first-hand. That said, gamers ought to be able to try the shooter out soon enough before its launch, as Electronic Arts recently teased news about the title’s open beta, implying that its date will be revealed in a short while.
In the meantime, Battlefield 1 fans have plenty of other materials to use as means to gauge their interest for the game, as they can check out gun gameplay video footage for all of the classes, as well as the recent leak from Reddit user Lobix300, who data mined the title’s closed alpha test and revealed loads of information about its maps, game modes, and more. Plus, with a few more months left to go before Battlefield 1‘s release this fall, developers are sure to share a lot more details with fans in the coming weeks so as to give a better idea of what the title will offer upon its launch.
Battlefield 1 is set to release on October 21, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.