One Battlefield 1 player discovers that in-game characters can defy gravity, by jumping between seats in a biplane while flying upside down during battle.
With Battlefield 1 releasing last week, it’s no surprise to see an increase in “Only in Battlefield” moments on social media and Reddit. But not all of those Battlefield 1 moments are epic Michael Bay-esque action sequences. Rather, sometimes the best Battlefield moments are the ones where players and situations defy gravity and logic.
A great example of this comes from a recent gameplay capture moment from a gamer on Reddit. The Battlefield 1 player maneuvered their biplane into an upside down position, then jumped from the cockpit to the rear-facing gun to take down an enemy gunner that was in pursuit.
So what makes this moment so unique? As can be seen in the GIF below, as the player moves between the seats in the plane, the game incorporates a small hop animation during the transition. If a person were to really attempt such a leap, they would obviously fall to the ground to a splattering death.
While the Battlefield 1 gameplay moment in the GIF isn’t one that should turn anyone off the game, it’s a fun discovery in a game full of epic and entertaining moments. While it shouldn’t be expected, it would be interesting to see if DICE and Electronic Arts incorporate a patch that causes players to fall from their planes if they attempt such maneuvers in the future.
Naturally, such an update is far from the top of the list for the developer and publisher. While the Battlefield 1 launch has been far better than that of Battlefield 4, it’s not without its own issues. There have been a handful of glitches, including one where a plane hit a burning blimp, causing the blimp to defy nature and spin out of control, casting flames across the map.
Today, DICE released the first major patch for Battlefield 1, fixing multiple issues, including crashes, UI glitches, matchmaking errors, and platform-specific bugs. While not all players have experienced the issues being addressed, they are prevalent enough for the developer to pull together a quick patch so those affected can experience the game as it is intended.
Players will undoubtedly continue searching out fun, unique moments in Battlefield 1, from unnatural occurrences, to coded Easter Eggs. And with Battlefield 1 selling more copies in its first week than Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline combined, there are millions of players on the lookout for the next great “Only in Battlefield” moment.
What do you think about the gravity-defying moment in Battlefield 1? Have you had any similar experiences?
Battlefield 1 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.