As promised by DICE and Electronic Arts’ future plans from a while back, the companies have now officially made Battlefield 1‘s Spring Update live and have released the free patch’s complete set of change log notes to let fans in on all of the adjustments and new features being brought to the game. In addition to the expected set of bug and glitch fixes, the developer and publisher have included the ability to initiate Platoon creation, have added the medic revival indicator, have tweaked server admin settings, and more, which can all be found in full right here.
For starters, the Platoons feature in can be described as the World War I shooter’s version of how clans should work, as it allows players to form a group of soldiers that have an emblem and tag to help distinguish them from other opponents and enemies in combat. Members can be assigned different ranks, with each rank receiving different levels of control over the platoon, and Battlefield 1 players can join up to 10 platoons, with each group being limited to 100 members in total.
Battlefield 1‘s Spring Update also brings about a helpful gameplay aspect for the Medics, which lets players use the Spot feature on a dead teammate to let the dying party member know that someone is on their way to revive them. Without a doubt, this feature will allow Medics to not expend too much effort when it comes to bringing someone back to life who ends up respawning just before revival.
Furthermore, Battlefield 1‘s Spring Update introduces one new gun variant for each of the game’s classes. There are four in total that can be unlocked after completing special weapon assignments with there being the Hellriegel 1915 Defensive, Selbstlader 1906 Sniper, Huot Automatic Optical, and Martini Henry Sniper, which can all be seen in the gallery below.
Additionally, Battlefield 1‘s Spring Update adds gets 19 new Ribbons–a feature which was introduced in the Winter Update–and five new Dog Tags are now available to earn. Furthermore, the first-person shooter’s server admins also have been given the ability to grant admin rights to other players, enable a password, and reduce the number of players needed for a pre-round to end.
With DICE and Electronic Arts having provided such a sumptuous amount of materials in Battlefield 1‘s free Spring Update, it seems likely that the game’s player base will be grateful for all that’s being offered at no additional cost. Taking all of this into consideration, it will be interesting to see if this latest patch inspires fans to stick around and drop their money on the next piece of paid DLC known as In the Name of the Tsar.
Battlefield 1 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.