In the Great War, the Allied forces fought against the Ottoman Empire in control of the Suez Canal. Battlefield 1 Players will get to replay this in the campaign, and then revisit it in the multiplayer. The beta kicks off next week, and the Sinai Map, based off of this historical campaign for the Suez Canal, will be part of the beta.
The Sinai Desert map will offer the most unique gameplay of Battlefield 1. All of those screenshots you’ve seen thus far with horses in the desert? That’s from the Sinai Desert campaign and multiplayer map. Even with the multiplayer portion, players will be able to jump on their horses and race through the sandy deserts and narrow streets. And according to the Battlefield 1 team, that’s not the only diverse feature of the Sinai Desert map.
You’ll ride full speed on horseback across huge desert areas and hunt for enemies in narrow streets and alleys. You’ll have shootouts from windows and rooftops in tightly contested locations where Capture points are alittle too close for comfort. You’ll wrestle over the skies with fighter planes or crush through the buildings with heavy tanks. It’s the clash of eras and technologies all wrapped into one hectic conflict, mixed together with classic Battlefield gameplay.
The map will also drop an Armored Train Behemoth for a losing team if the stronger team has too great of an advantage. The train has a wide range of weapons and can turn the tide of battle if used effectively. However, the train is susceptible to a surprise attack if coordinated well. As you’ve probably noticed, teamwork is going to be key to take advantage of everything the map has to offer.
Weather is always part of the scenario for each map, but in the Sinai Desert, a sandstorm can kill visibility and completely change the dynamics of gameplay. For example, sandstorms will terrorize snipers and pilots.
And don’t forget about the friendly skies.
And while there’s a ton to do on the ground, there’s just as much going on in the skies. One of the flags can be even taken by plane if you have the skills to safely fly inside the capture zone – you’ll want to make sure to disable the Anti-Aircraft on the ground first, though, as someone could be lurking around on the ground just waiting for you to fly in. If you’re more interested in dogfights, there’s plenty of interesting opportunities for that, too. Some of us at DICE have gotten pretty good at ditching would-be attackers by flying through the canyon without crashing.
The Battlefield 1 beta starts on August 31, 2016. We’ll see you in the sand dunes.
[Source: Battlefield Blog]