7 Things to Know About the November Battlefield 1 Update

Now that DICE’s rolled out its October Battlefield 1 update we can turn our attention to the next major patch in the developer’s pipeline: The Battlefield 1 November update, also known as the Operation Campaigns update.

The October Battlefield 1 update is mostly focused on fixing problems with the base game and In the Name of the Tsar, but it does deliver a few significant changes including Operations in the server browser. It’s a sizable patch, but the November Battlefield 1 update should be much bigger.

We don’t have an official change log just, but we do have some early information. Thanks to DICE, and a few other sources, we’ve put together a running list of changes coming in next month’s Battlefield 1 update.

This guide also provides Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC users with a look at what to expect from the November Battlefield 1 patch.

November Battlefield 1 Release Date

DICE has confirmed a November Battlefield 1 update, but it hasn’t confirmed a precise release date. The developer usually makes its release date announcement a day or two out from the roll out date.

November Battlefield 1 Release Time

We don’t have a specific release date to share, but we can tell you when DICE will probably roll the update out. The company sticks to a pretty specific release protocol and we expect the update’s release times to look something like this:

  • PC: Multiplayer offline starting at 07.00 UTC / 12.00 AM PDT.
  • PS4: Multiplayer offline starting at 9.00 UTC / 2.00 AM PDT.
  • Xbox One: Multiplayer offline starting at 11.00 UTC / 4.00 AM PDT.

DICE used a livestream to promote the October update and confirm its release date so don’t be surprised if it hosts one to showcase the November patch.

Operations Campaign Update

Originally, the October update was going to be the company’s Operations Campaign update. That obviously didn’t pan out.

The November update is now the Operations Campaign update which means next month’s patch should bring some big changes to the popular game mode.

Next month’s update will “expand on the frontline clashes between attackers and defenders, stringing together multiple Operations and adding unique rewards to the mix.”

DICE’s first Operation Campaign is called Eastern Storm and it combines two Operations from Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar DLC: Brusilov Offensive and Red Tide.

Eastern Storm will be released to Premium Pass holders and those who own the standalone Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar expansion.

Later on in the month, the developer says it will add another campaign called Fall of Empires. Fall of Empires is a combination of Iron Walls and Conquer Hell which are included in the base game.

Those who complete the active Operation Campaign (by scoring enough points before it expires) will earn a special Battlepack. There will also be a new Operation Campaigns codex.

Frontlines

DICE’s been testing new Frontlines maps in the Battlefield 1 CTE and there’s a good chance they’ll arrive in the November patch.

The developer’s slowly been beefing up the popular Frontlines game mode with new maps. Up next are Sinai Desert and Suez, two maps from the base game. And if everything goes well in testing we could see these maps included in Frontlines soon.

If you love Frontlines and have access to the CTE, keep an eye out for new updates as we push through the month.

Bug Fixes

The October update fixed a lot of issues with the base game and DLC, but problems continue to linger. Fortunately, the November update should have several bug fixes on board.

November’s patch will reportedly come with improved weapon balancing. DICE’s been testing some of these changes on the CTE and we should see some of them emerge next month after some fine tuning.

The update should also fix a planet Earth bug on the PS4. If you’ve experienced this issue when loading Battlefield 1 on Sony’s console, you can disable the HDCP in Settings or simply wait for the next patch.

The developer is also working on a couple of other bug fixes including a patch for an exploit that allows any plane to get a temporary speed boost and a fix that will prevent damage and deaths from occurring at the End of Round screen.

There’s no ETA on either of these fixes, but there’s always a chance one, or both, make it into the November patch.

Tweaks

A recent update to the Battlefield 1 CTE delivered two other notable changes including:

  • Tweaks to slide spamming. Ability to slide spam has been significantly been reduced.
  • Further tweaks to movement system: Added a movement bonus to allow the players to peak around the corners and get information faster when strafing. When strafing left or right, you will now get an acceleration that is about 30% faster. However, if you decide to quickly change direction within a second, your acceleration will be back to the normal acceleration speed.

The developer plans to push more content to the Battlefield 1 CTE in the coming days so keep your eyes peeled for new updates and changes.

Turning Tides DLC

DICE is starting to talk a little bit more about the Turning Tides DLC, the expansion that will follow the November patch.

Turning Tides is still on track for a release in December though only part of the DLC will be released in December. The rest of the DLC, which includes the Heligoland Bight map, Zeebrugge map, and the British Empire: Royal Marines faction, will arrive in January.

DICE used its August update to deliver the first map from the In the Name of the Tsar DLC, but don’t expect Turning Tides content to arrive in the November update.

For more on the Turning Tides DLC, take a look at our roundup below.

13 Things to Know About Battlefield 1 Turning Tides

Turning Tides Release Date

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Turning Tides Release Date

DICE hasn't confirmed a specific Turning Tides release date, but we do have a release window to look forward to.

The developer is still committed to a December launch date for Turning Tides. The company's started mentioning the DLC in promotional materials and eagle-eyed gamers have also spotted the Turning Tides cover art lurking on EA Origin. 

It looks like some Battlefield 1 content will emerge in December with additional content planned for January, 2018. 

DICE says "Battlefield 1 Turning Tides will be released in separate waves in December 2017 and January 2018, ensuring a steady stream of new maps and other content during the upcoming months." The company's outlined its plans in the roadmap, seen here. 

We expect new details to emerge in the near future. Be on the lookout for Turning Tides announcements (and teasers) as we push toward its December release.

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