Electronic Arts and DICE’s upcoming new game Battlefield 1 will likely be a phenomenal success.
Following a fantastic trailer announcement, many players may be considering preordering the game. But which preorder edition is right for you? Let’s take a quick look at what you’re getting for your day-one dollar.
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Battlefield 1 has three preorder options for players who want to make sure they’re playing the game on release day, October 21, 2016.
The Battlefield 1 Standard Edition ($60 USD) includes the base Battlefield 1 game, plus the Harlem Hellfighters pack. Named after one of the toughest American regiments of the war, the pack includes:
- Weapon: Hellfighter Trench Shotgun
- Siderarm: Hellfighter M1911 pistol
- Melee: Hellfighter Bolo Knife
- Emblem: Hellfighter Insignia
It also includes 7 days early access to a map released later in 2016.
The Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition ($80 USD) includes the base Battlefield 1 game, Harlem Hellfighters pack, and two more themed packs. Among them are The Red Baron pack, and the Lawrence of Arabia pack.
The Red Baron pack includes:
- Vehicle: Red Baron’s Triplane (The Fokker Dr. 1)
- Sidearm: Red Baron’s P08 (Luger pistol)
- Emblem: Red Baron’s Flyer Pin
The Lawrence of Arabia pack includes:
- Horse: Lawrence of Arabia’s Black Stallion
- Weapon: Lawrence of Arabia’s SMLE (a bolt-action rifle)
- Melee: Lawrence of Arabia’s Jambiya (a curved dagger)
- Emblem: Lawrence of Arabia’s Emblem
Early Enlisters also get new visual appearances for three of the largest vehicles in the game:
- Train: Frontline Camouflage
- Airship: Night Raid Camouflage
- Dreadnought: Dazzle Camouflage (used to confuse enemy ships)
Also included in the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition are early access to Battlefield 1 on October 18th, five battlepacks (which unlock other in-game items), and 7 days early access to a map released later in 2016.
If you want the ultimate Battlefield 1 experience, you could shell out $220 for the Amazon-exclusive Battlefield 1 Collector’s Edition. This edition includes the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, plus:
- 14″ tall Collector’s Edition Statue
- Exclusive Steel book case
- Exclusive cloth poster
- Deck of playing cards
- Exclusive patch
- Messenger pigeon tube with exclusive DLC content
The coolest bit of this Collector’s Edition is the messenger pigeon tube. Messenger pigeons were used heavily during World War I to carry messages from the front lines to command headquarters. The most famous messenger pigeon was Cher Ami, which saved the Lost Battalion of the American 77th Division from friendly bombardment and withering German attack. She did this despite being shot, blinded in one eye, and a suffering severe damage to her leg, which was later amputated. Doctors also made her a wooden leg.
It’s not clear what exclusive DLC is included in the messenger pigeon tube, but it’s exclusive for one year according to the fine print.
Conspicuously absent from all the of preorders is a Premium Subscription (Battlefield‘s version of a season pass for downloadable content). This makes the Collector’s Edition price a little steep. However, Amazon Prime members get 20% off new games and preorders, which makes it significantly more affordable ($176 USD).
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Have you preordered Battlefield 1? What edition of Battlefield 1 do you have your eyes on? Tell us in the comments!