Is Battlefield 1, Worth Playing?
Battlefield 1 is a must-play for any fans of the Battlefield franchise or first-person shooters.

The Lowdown.

Product Details
Genre: Shooter
Developer: Dice
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Price: $39.99
Release Date: 21 October 2016
Supported Modes:


Battlefield 1 is one of the best titles in the history of the franchise, and it is one of my personal favourites; however, I cannot understand why the gaming community gave it a pass when it comes to selling weapon unlocks for real-world currency, allowing players to bypass around 150 hours of grinding and gain an unfair competitive advantage,

Example Microtransactions. 

The Infantry Bundle ($29.99): Unlocks all primary weapons, sidearms, and gadgets earned for all four infantry classes in addition to progression-based melee weapons, sidearms, and grenades that are not tied to any specific class.

The Vehicle Bundle ($14.99): Unlocks all vehicle packages and primary weapons earned for Pilot and Tanker classes in Battlefield™ 1 multiplayer.

While these weapons are no better or in any way different to those unlocked via gameplay, the fact that players can access the best weapons and items without earning them is surely the very definition of pay-2-win.

I am amazed that DICE was not called out on this, especially considering the massive outcry when Star Wars Battlefront 2 did something similar but far less egregious.



Pay-2-win issues asides, Battlefield 1 is one of the greatest games of the 8th generation. Frankly, there is nothing else like it on the market that combines stunning visuals, engaging gameplay and a huge amount of content with iconic maps and locations that are viewed by many as being some of the best first-person shooter locales in recent memory.

From close-quarters battles throughout the trenches of Europe to hit-and-run attacks across the sandy dunes of the Middle East, each location, faction, and weapon feels and looks amazing, and I would not feel disappointed to see more titles released like it in the 9th generation.


Battlefield 1 FAQ

Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Dice and published by Electronic Arts, it was released on 21 October 2016 and retails for $39.99.

Platform Availability.

Battlefield 1 is available on the following platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Are The Developers Active?

Battlefield 1 is no longer in active development, and the developers have moved on to other projects.

How Many People Play Battlefield 1?

As of April 2024, around 800,000 people play Battlefield 1 on a fairly regular basis.

How Active Is The Battlefield 1 Playerbase?

Battlefield 1 is very active, meaning that very short matchmaking times and even instant matchmaking are possible in populated regions, while less popular regions enjoy stable but less instantaneous matchmaking.

Is Cross-Platform Multiplayer Supported?

Battlefield 1 supports:

  • Cross-Generational Multiplayer.
  • Cross-Generational Parties.

Is There Group Finding/Matchmaking Support?

Battlefield 1 offers the following matchmaking options:

  • Region-Based Matchmaking
  • Solo Matchmaking
  • Group Matchmaking
  • Server Browser

Are There In-Game Microtransactions?

The Battlefield 1 in-game store sells:

  • Pay for Convenience Items.
  • Pay-2-Win Items.

What Peripherals Are Supported?

The following peripherals are officially supported:

  • Console - Controller.
  • PC - Controller.
  • PC - Mouse and Keyboard.

Is There Any Mature Content?

Battlefield 1 is rated PEGI 18+ and contains the following:

  • Bad Language
  • Gore
  • Mature Themes
  • Violence

Final Verdict.

Battlefield 1 is an iconic first-person shooter, and in the eye of many, is viewed as one of the high points of 8th-generation gaming; while it does lack 9th-generation enhancements such as a 120 FPS performance mode, it still feels fantastic to play, and honestly, reviewing it makes me want to play again, and I will most likely do so a fair deal over the coming winter.

Is Battlefield 1 Worth Playing In 2024?

Honest Video Game Reviews has given "Battlefield 1" a rating of 9/10, indicating that it is near perfect and suffers only minor flaws, and the average gamer will enjoy it immensely.

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