Battlefield 1 turned out to be one of the most-played betas of all time, with more than 13 million players trying out the game during the week it was live. That gave the developers at DICE plenty of data to study, and now, they've announced some of the changes players can expect to see in the full version of the game when it arrives in October.
Vehicles, like the Light Tank, will be seeing some changes based on player feedback from the beta.
"The Light Tank, which is a bit too effective in the Open Beta, will definitely receive some work, and we agree that Horses can take a few too many rounds at the moment," writes lead world designer Daniel Berlin on the Battlefield website. "We've also learned through the Beta that you guys need more tools to deal with vehicles earlier, which we'll definitely look into (including a Gadget for the Support class which should help neutralize powerful vehicles)."
The Light Tank was a major force to be reckoned with in the beta, so it's nice to see DICE bringing it down a notch. In terms of game modes, both Rush and Conquest are also receiving tweaks.
"When we build a new Battlefield game it's important for us to try new things, we want to stay fresh and renew the franchise with each new installment," Berlin writes. "However, it's equally as important that we take the feedback that you, the community, are giving us. That is why we're going to be making changes to the Conquest game mode ticket system for launch. The next time you play the game, capturing the objectives AND getting kills will both contribute towards the final score of a Conquest match. You have spoken, we have listened!"
Berlin didn't go into details on how Rush will be changing, but did say that DICE is looking to make the mode "the best Rush experience to date" and that fan feedback from the beta is serving as the backbone for changes. Weapon tweaks will also be coming to the game, though Berlin once again does not offer any specifics.
Battlefield 1 arrives on Oct. 21. Those who purchase the deluxe edition of the game will be able to play three days early on Oct. 18. You can check out more statistics from the Battlefield 1 beta, including the number of melee kills and the most popular classes, here.