With the release of the Early Enlister edition and other avenues, gamers are already filling servers on Battlefield 1, working their way through the ranks and unlocking a plethora of new weapons.
As you would expect, not every weapon will suit your playstyle and others are just not as efficient as others; we’re looking at you Kolibri pistol, you little bundle of joy. Knowing the best loadout can mean the difference between kicking ass on the Battlefield or becoming another statistic for the enemy team and classes is where it all begins.
We don’t want to see that happen so we’ve decided to give you the lowdown on each class and how to be most effective with each one.
Classes in Battlefield 1 aren’t as cut-and-dry as previous Battlefield games. No matter your history with the series, the new(old) weaponry takes some time to get used to. The assault class offers a range of sub-machine guns that are extremely effective from close range but aren’t efficient when tagging enemies from a distance.
If you like to stay in buildings and bait enemy players to you, then the sub-machine gun’s automatic fire and fast rate of fire will make you formidable. Find yourself in an open area and you’ll be dropped by either a sniper or someone with a long-range rifle.
One aspect of the class that will attract players is the gadgets. Those who have gripes with tanks will use the assault class to good effect, with anti-tank grenades available. Unfortunately, DICE made sure not to overpower the explosive impact of the grenade but it will still disable armored vehicles with one or two hits.
Keep to covered areas and away from vast open areas. Put the anti-tank grenades to good use when armored vehicles find themselves in enclosed spaces and try work with other players with the same class to permanently stop tanks.
A personal favorite of ours, the scout class are for the patient gamers waiting for their prey to come into the sight and can usually be found perched in a second story window or atop a hill overlooking the battlefield. Not much has changed from scout classes in previous Battlefield games, most kills still come from a distance.
What sidearm you decide to loadout with becomes an important decision, as sniper rifles don’t do the business is close-quarter combat. Finding yourself a good spot on the outskirt of the map will keep enemies from sneaking up behind you, leaving you to focus on the battlefield ahead.
Enemy snipers and tanks will be your biggest threat, so keep an eye out for that scope glint and let your squad now of any armored presence. The use of the flare gun will help your teammates know the exact location of enemies, becoming extra useful when hunting tanks wth those using the assault class.
Putting it shortly, take out the enemy snipers, use flares to alert teammates of an enemy’s location, and have a decent sidearm you feel comfortable with.
The medic might not seem like the most appealing class in Battlefield 1 but does have a few nifty features up its sleeve that makes you a formidable foe.Most notably, the semi-automatic rifles available to choose from that work really well at medium range.
Most notably, the semi-automatic rifles available to choose from that work really well at medium range. The majority of one-on-one firefights you’ll have in Battlefield 1 will be at this distance, making it the go-to gun class. Put a good scope on it, or pick a rifle with a decent iron sight, and you’ll rule the battlefield – given you’re a good shot of course.
The main purpose of the medic is to make sure your teammates are well stocked on health and that any opponent downed can be revived. A handy feature DICE has added to Battlefield 1 allows downed players to call out for medics, making their job finding dead players easier. There’s also the media packs that can be thrown to players being pummeled by the enemy, given them the chance to go on the offensive.
Most using the class will still go to the frontline guns blazing, while they’re more suited for helping those around the map that need it, so try to stay away from close-quarter battles and help a guy out.
Also, the rifle-grenade that works as a personal noob tube is fun to use and handy for breaking through walls and other destructible environments in a jiffy.
Battlefield 1’s version of the support class reminds me of the old days playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2, mainly due to the way light-machine guns feel and shoot. It’s undeniably satisfying emptying a drum mag and the suppression of that action will help your team move forward. That’s called a win-win right there.
The support class shares similarities with the medic and their role in helping teammates survive on the battlefield. Instead of sticking needles in players to revive them, support users will drop ammo caches to ensure they have enough firepower. With long game modes like conquest and operations, you’ll find yourself scares on ammo on more than one occasion, making the class more needed than ever.
You can also take advantage of the tripwire bomb, the claymore of the Great War and a helping hand for snipers holed up in a building or bunker. There’s also mortars, which at the moment are fiercely overpowered and can be a handy tool for dislodging snipers from their nests.
Simply put, the support class is there to help and provide ammo and suppression for an advancing solider.
If you’ve picked up the Early Enlister edition of Battlefield 1, or have Early Access and Origin Access, then you’re already knee-deep in World War 1 action.
For those who didn’t, Battlefield 1 launches on October 21st worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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