EA’s Battlefield 2018 announcements are getting closer, but the release date is still months away and that makes buying Battlefield 1 a very tempting proposition. In this guide we’ll take you through some reasons to buy Battlefield 1 in 2018 and some reasons why you might want to save your money and wait for the new game.
Battlefield 1’s been out for a little more than a year now and in that time DICE’s released some huge updates and four DLC expansion packs. The fourth and final DLC, Apocalypse, takes Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC gamers to some of World War I’s most iconic battlefields.
The developer continues to release new patches and with the Battlefield 1 CTE still active, we could see new Battlefield 1 features emerge throughout 2018.
After skipping 2017, EA’s confirmed a new Battlefield game for 2018. The Battlefield 2018 release date is confirmed for October and EA will showcase the game in June at its EA Play 2018 event in Los Angeles.
The company hasn’t confirmed the setting of the game, but rumors have hinted at a return to the battlefields of World War 2. Battlefield 2018 rumors have also outlined potential features including game modes, maps, vehicles, gun attachments, and other gameplay elements.
As the year goes on you might find yourself wondering if you should buy Battlefield 1 or save your money for Battlefield 2018. Here are some reasons you might want to pickup a copy of Battlefield 1 and some reasons why you might want to hold out until October.
Buy Battlefield 1 Because It's Still Really Good
Battlefield 1's been out since October, 2016. It's pushing the two year mark, but don't let that stop you from picking up a copy.
The Battlefield 1 that launched in 2016 is much different than Battlefield 1 in 2018. The game is far more polished thanks to a steady flow of bug fix updates. The developer's also released a ton of free and paid content for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
While games like Fortnite and PUBG have likely taken away some of Battlefield 1's player base, it's still easy to hop on and find a fully populated game of Operations, Conquest, Frontlines, and other popular game modes.
We recently needed a break from PUBG and had a blast playing a mix of old maps and new maps across Battlefield 1's various game modes.
We expect DICE to continue supporting the game throughout 2018 with new challenges, new bug fixes and enhancements, and, if we're lucky, new content.
Battlefield 1 is getting older, but it's still a blast to play, particularly if you can group up with a full squad of friends.