Earlier in the week, EA and DICE released the impressive first trailer for Battlefield 1’s single-player campaign, and DICE have now provided more details for us.
The developer has helpfully updated the game’s website with official descriptions for the games main chapters, which they call ‘War Stories’.
These stories are called Friends in High Places, Nothing is Written, Through Mud and Blood, Avanti Savoia, and The Runner, with each one sounding like they offer very different experiences.
Friends in High Places, for example, sees you take control of a British pilot as you take part in missions that include ‘intense dogfights, unexpected encounters, and a story of friendship.’ Awww, bless.
Meanwhile, The Nothing is Written chapter is set in the deserts of the Middle East (which we saw in the beta). Here, we’ll play as a Bedouin warrior who fights side by side with Lawrence of Arabia. Seriously.
In Through Mud and Blood, you’ll find yourself a member of a tank crew preparing for a major assault on Cambrai, France.
Finally, the Avanti Savoia sees players become an Anzac runner who delivers ‘life or death’ messages in the midst of a battle between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
You can check out all the official descriptions below.
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES:
The allies are losing the war in the air. Britain struggles to compete with the German aces and the average lifetime of a combat pilot is 17 days. You must face these bleak odds and take to the skies for a noble fight over the western front. Intense dogfights, unexpected encounters, and a story of friendship await you.
NOTHING IS WRITTEN
In the Middle East deserts, Arab tribes rebel against the oppression of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s devastating artillery engage rebel forces wielding rifles from horseback. As a Bedouin warrior working alongside the legendary Lawrence of Arabia, you must find a way to take on the technologically superior enemy and destroy a deadly railgun.
THROUGH MUD AND BLOOD
In the autumn of 1918, British forces prepare for a mass assault on the town of Cambrai, France. With tank support, Allied Command believes a breakthrough is a certainty. But the Mark V tank has one major flaw: it is not reliable. Join a dysfunctional tank crew who battle their way behind enemy lines as they learn to work together.
Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire are deadlocked among the Alps. Braced by snow-capped mountains, neither side can find a way to dislodge their enemy. Meanwhile, the Italian mountaineer regiment Arditi prepares an unorthodox assault. Don your Arditi armor and head up a mountainside as Italian and Austrian forces clash over a strategic fort.
The British Empire intends to open a new front to the war with an unprecedented naval invasion of the Ottoman homeland. The ships gathered for the Gallipoli Landings–the D-Day of World War 1–carry over half a million men. As an Anzac runner you’ll witness the heat of epic bombardments and a beach landing, as well as covert deliveries of urgent life-or-death messages across the frontline.