'Battlefield 1' Beta Release Date, News & Updates: DICE Asks Fans To Suggest New Maps; What We Know So Far

By V Doctor , Updated Sep 07, 2016 09:35 AM EDT
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DICE is currently inviting fans to provide new map ideas for "Battlefield 1." The beta version of "Battlefield 1" is already playable, with players asking for the game developer to introduce a new map.

"Battlefield 1" players were surprised after DICE presented a different map in beta. Gamers expected that St. Quentin Scar, the map in the alpha version, will still be used for the beta. However, the beta version featured the Sinai Desert map. Although "Battlefield 1" players were excited to discover that they had a new map to play in, they requested that the alpha map still be added. VG247 reported that DICE is apparently responding to "Battlefield 1" fan requests by announcing that they are currently taking suggestions for an alternate map.

"Battlefield 1" players may also get to have two maps - St. Quentin Scar and the new one designed after players' creative ideas. The studio may or may not also act on the suggestions, or a new map may only be available for a limited period. It is not actually the first time that DICE introduced a new map to a beta version of its games. The "Battlefield 3" beta previously featured the map, Caspian Border, after players complained about the Operation Metro map. DICE already announced that the "Battlefield 1" open beta will end on Sept. 8, 2016, although it may be extended to cater a new map.

Express noted that the exact time when the beta will end remains unknown, although a patch has been provided to tweak Conquest mode. The new patch disables the timer in Conquest mode, so matches will be decided based on how many points have been reached, instead of an end time. The game also passed a stress test made to simulate actual launch conditions. There were a few issues in the "Battlefield 1" open beta, but it was successful overall.

At present, "Battlefield 1" players can only try Conquest (64 players) and Rush (32 players) game modes on the Sinai Desert map. The official version of "Battlefield 1" will launch on Oct. 21, 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. More updates and details are expected soon.

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