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DICE and Electronic Arts sent out word that their World War I shooter, which has been one of the big sellers of the fall season, has been updated with some brand new content this week, and we're here to give you the details on what's been added to Battlefield 1.
On December 21st the game mode "Blind Delivery" went live, where gamers have the ability to play an alternate mode based on the War Pigeons, where only pistols and explosives are allowed, and the mini-map is turned off.
On December 22nd gamers will gain access to a free dog tag just by logging into Battlefield 1. They also have two new skins available for the tanks in the game, including the "Schnuck" and "Desert Gold" skins for the German heavy tank and British tank.
Between December 23rd and December 29th any gamer who logs into Battlefield 1 will receive a free Battlepack. They're limiting this giveaway to one pack per account. So you won't be able to log into the game each day in hopes of getting a free Battlepack each day. It doesn't work like that. During this same period those with a premium pass will also be able to get their hands on two free Battlepacks in addition to the 14 Battlepacks they already have access to.
That's basically EA's way of giving gamers some early Christmas goodies throughout the week as a way to round out the year for one of the biggest games that dropped this fall.
EA played a dangerous game with their shooter franchises, throwing out Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 within weeks of one another in order to eat into the market share of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. It worked, big time. They managed to dwindle down 50% of the physical sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare compared to what Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 moved last year. However, dwindling the market share of the biggest annual franchise in the action game space was not enough to dethrone Activision's title completely, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare still ended up earning enough revenue to keep the crown.
EA hasn't stopped pumping marketing and support into Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1, despite failing to completely topple and take over the genre as the biggest publisher in the first-person shooter space. Hence, they have a week full of new content dropping into Battlefield 1, which will surely help keep some of the gamers interested in the title or maybe tempted to pick up a copy and join in on the action.
The World War I shooter had a sparkling year leading up to release, though, and I'm a little shocked EA didn't pump more money into the game's marketing given how solid it was at release and how different it was from all the other shooters out there.
So, if you want to experience some of the free goods they've dropped for Battlefield 1, feel free to boot the game up and log in between December 21st and December 29th.