The newest trailer for ‘Battlefield 1’ is breathtaking

A new trailer for “Battlefield 1” dropped today in advance of its release on October 21, and it’s breathtaking.

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Previous trailers for the World War I-themed game, while impressive, were basically what you’d expect from a first-person shooter – lots of explosions, a shaky camera, people yelling “Grenade!” You know the drill.

What’s so striking about this new trailer is that it focuses on the game’s single player story, which actually looks to be of substance, rather than a throwaway mode you plod through before diving into multiplayer.

Take a look for yourself:


While most first-person shooters aren’t known for their character development, this new trailer focuses squarely on the game’s many protagonists.

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In lieu of focusing on one character, the story of “Battlefield 1” will be structured like an anthology, putting players in the shoes of many different people.

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Including — notably, and somewhat unbelievably — the series’ first playable female character. She’s an Arab rebel who functions as the “right hand” of Lawrence of Arabia.

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This new trailer also features some spectacular scenery, like the chaotic skies of a dogfight…

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… large, empty deserts …

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.. the polluted (but pretty!) London skyline …

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… and the bloody, destroyed remnants of a battlefield.

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By humanizing the different countries involved in World War I, “Battlefield 1” looks like it might actually attempt to engage more thoughtfully with the often gray morality of war.

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Not that you really need me to tell you, but “Battlefield 1” looks like it will be, at the very least, gorgeous to look at.

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“Battlefield 1” will be available on October 21 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Watch the trailer below: