DICE’s latest blog post, titled “The Road Ahead For Battlefield 1”, has given us great new insight into the Battlefield 1‘s future, including changes to the way patching works and what content will be arriving over the coming year.
As mentioned, patching will now be coming in monthly updates (instead of the quarterly patches it usually delivered) which should help improve balance faster than before. This will also ensure that the feedback gathered by the community in the Community Test Environment (CTE) will be brought forward into the game sooner rather than later, which should further help ease out some noticeable bugs.
The Spring update is said to be coming “soon“, and will bring with it Platoons, the grouping feature that was disturbingly lacking when the game was released. DICE will also be improving Battlefield 1’s Operations, which they want to make “as frictionless as possible“, with Operation tweaks already penned to be the bulk of May’s update for the game.
There has also been some improvements made to “streamline the flow into matches” in Battlefield 1 in general, as well as “improving many gameplay grievances that will hopefully make the action feel more balanced and fair” and “a feature update to the Battlefield 1 Rent-a-Server Program”.
Finally, the developer gave a first look at its next paid-for content, Battlefield 1: The Name of the Tsar, which is set on the Eastern front and will have players fighting as the Russian army. This will, of course, include the usual array of new maps, weapons, vehicles and game modes, with the promise of “all new tactics” to boot.
If you would like to read the full blog post, make sure to head over to Battlefield’s official website.