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Battlefield 1 Incursions: What you need to know

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Last night, EA DICE finally unveiled the new "smaller" and "tighter" competitive mode coming to Battlefield 1. As you've probably noticed, it's called "Incursions" and features 5 vs. 5 battles that include both infantry and vehicle combat. It's currently available as closed Alpha matches and promises to be everything fans wanted. The only sad news is that Incursions will not be available to South African players - yet.

  • Battlefield 1 Incursions will become available for PC testing this September.

"Incursions is the beginning of a new, competitive side of Battlefield," says DICE. "It’s got intense tactical matches that reward skill, strategy, and teamwork. And at its heart, it’s got everything that makes Battlefield special. The impact of Only in Battlefield moments lands even harder as every point, every move, and every bullet becomes the difference between victory and defeat. Each player has a chance to be the hero that saves the day and wins the match for their team."


Introducing Battlefield 1 Incursions

  • 5 vs.5 competitive mode where every point matters and individual skill and teamwork are pushed to the max.
  • Vehicles: will be available to deploy and destroy. One allowed per team per match - light tank and armoured car
  • Strategic depth: Choose your kit wisely as it's an extension of the team.
  • Kits replacing classes: "Each kit is designed to represent a specialized role on the battlefield, with both unique features and limitations to gameplay. Gameplay from all classes will be represented through these kits in the Closed Alpha."
  • Incursions consist of: A lobby-based matchmaker, draft phase, and per-game progression
  • Closed Alpha: The test phase for Incursions as DICE considers player feedback and polish the mode to its full release.
  • Maps: Tighter and smaller-focused maps.
  • Alpha stage map: Scaled down version of Giants Shadow
  • PC CTE: Incursions will run as "mini projects" on PC CTE.
  • Only available currently for PC
  • Only available for selected regions.
  • PC games can register to enter the closed Alpha when entries open here.
  • Registration for the Closed Alpha ends on August 26, 2017 11:59 PDT (August 27,2017 08:59 CEST).
  • Follow the Battlefield 1 Incursions subreddit to stay up to date.

Battlefield 1 Incursions - Kits

So kits replace the standard classes, as well as some additions to suit competitive play. Each kit has a specified selection of vehicles and combined the team will have access to each weapons category in Battlefield 1, although the weapons will be limited. Below is a description of each kit.

  • Trench Surgeon: Same as Medic (able to revive and heal teammates).
  • Control Leader: Controlling vision denial with the likes of smoke grenades. Squad spawns on the control leader.
  • AT Assault: The one tasked with taking out that single enemy vehicle.
  • Battle Mechanic: The tank operator.
  • Mortar Support: Controlling areas with mortars
  • Raid Leader: The Raid Leader can place spawn beacons for reinforcements.
  • Shock Assault: The heart of your assault force against infantry and vehicles.
  • Proximity Recon: Close combat infantry, much like Scouts I presume.

Battlefield 1 Incursions Alpha phase will only unlock for certain countries.

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Battlefield 1 Incursions - Eligible Countries

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Hopefully, more countries will unlock for the Beta phase.

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In other Battlefield 1 news, EA DICE also announced "The Revolution" which is indeed what was leaked on Amazon earlier this month. It includes:

  • Battlefield 1 Base Game
  • Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
  • Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass Expansion
  • Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar Expansion
  • Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Expansion
  • Battlefield 1 Apocalypse Expansion
  • Two-week early access to any unreleased expansion
  • 14 Battlefield 1 Superior Battlepacks
  • 14 unique dog tags
  • Priority position in server queues
  • Battlefield 1 Heroes of the Great War Bundle*

You can purchase Battlefield 1 Revolutions here. Also available today for those that own Battlefield 1 Revolution or Battlefield 1 Premium Pass is Lupkow Pass, the first map to be released from the upcoming expansion In the Name of the Tsar.

Source: Battlefield Official

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