Jalopnik prides itself as being about more than just the silly supercars of the day—our elevator speech reads: “From vintage supercars to modern jet fighters, Jalopnik is obsessed with the cult of cars and everything that moves you – tanks, bikes, and planes.” That’s basically Battlefield 1, if the new gameplay trailer is anything to go by.
If you didn’t already know, Battlefield 1 is (confusingly) the next installment of the franchise, following Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline. The “1" is there to remind you that the new game is set during the final years of the First World War, and damn, does it not look awesome?
The trailer released today has it all. There’s horses, the Toyota Camry of their day, armored Rolls-Royce cars with turret machine guns, the Mark IV tank (as well as some other early armored vehicle models), a slew of early lightweight aircraft including fighters and bombers, and a weaponized train called the “Behemoth.” That’s pretty damn cool.
If you want more details on the weapons and vehicles in the game, check out LevelCapGaming’s video from the first trailer.
The open Beta for the game begins on August 31st for the consoles and PC players, but if you’re a Battlefield Insider, you can sign up by August 21st to play even earlier.
The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will include the Sinai Desert map, a scorching hot battlefield located just East of El-Jifar. From infantry skirmishes in the narrow streets of the village of Bir el Mazar to dogfights above the majestic cliffs, you’ll need to make tactical use of the dunes as you engage in explosive battles. When all hope is lost, reinforcements will arrive in the shape of a powerful Behemoth: a deadly Armored Train charging through the desert sands.
Can I bring an Ariel Nomad, or like, a dirtbike?
Nonetheless, the Battlefield franchise has always been heavier on vehicle gameplay over the other major war titles, and it’s really cool to see them expanding on that with FREAKING BATTLE TRAINS.
Let us know if you’d enjoy watching us play Battlefield 1 and we’ll show you just how uncoordinated we are under even the slightest pressure.