You know what? When DICE first unveiled Battlfield 1, all I could think was that it was gonna immerse me in the ways of the pigeon like never before.
That’s a lie of course. I don’t think anybody could have seen this piece of gameplay for the WWI shooter coming, but here it is. What a time to be alive.
Early on in the single player campaign, there’s a mission called Through Mud and Blood. Your tank crew is overcome by enemy forces, and things are looking bleak.
So obviously, the team decides to release a pigeon back to HQ with the required coordinates to call in an artillery strike. I should point out that they actually did this during the war and that it wasn’t the work of some errant lunatic solider.
Rather than a simple cutscene, we’re treated to an elaborate sequence in which we become the bird, flying back through a series of floating rings to complete the objective. Check it out below.
So… that’s a thing that happens in Battlefield 1. Hopefully they’ve included a mode in which you can play through the whole campaign as this bad motherfucker of a pigeon.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.