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"Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire are deadlocked among the Alps. Braced by snow-capped mountains, neither side can find a way to dislodge their enemy. Meanwhile, the Italian mountaineer regiment Arditi prepares an unorthodox assault. Don your Arditi armor and head up a mountainside as Italian and Austrian forces clash over a strategic fort."

— Official Website Description[1]


This item has a Codex entry: Among Peaks of Kings


Avanti Savoia! is a chapter featured in the singleplayer campaign of Battlefield 1.

The player takes the role of Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola, a soldier in the Royal Italian Army's Arditi regiment as he is in search for his brother Matteo while fighting to push back Austro-Hungarian forces in the Italian Alps.

SynopsisEdit

O La VittoriaEdit

Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola, a war veteran, tells his daughter, Becca, his experience in World War I. Luca tells a story about how he fought on the Mediterranean front when he lost his twin brother, Matteo, in a battle on their 21st birthday.

Matteo is assigned to a unit to capture a fort held by Austro-Hungarian forces, and Luca is to support Matteo's battalion. Luca dons a suit of armor and is armed with an MG 08/15 machine gun. Luca and his unit must capture a church fortified with enemies, encountering flame troopers along the way.

After capturing the church, Luca finds that an artillery emplacement is targeting the Italian forces. Killing enemy soldiers along the way, Luca destroys the artillery gun with explosives. However, an anti-aircraft gun is found destroying allied planes, forcing Luca to charge at them instead.

After capturing the position, Luca tosses away his MG as he takes over an AA gun and starts shooting down any planes targeting Matteo and his unit. Eventually, the enemy draws their attention to Luca and target him instead.

Eventually, the planes fall back, proceeding to bomb the mountain where Matteo's unit was and create a landslide, burying all on the ground. A plane hit by the debris soon hits Luca's position, rendering him unconscious.

O Tutti AccoppatiEdit

Upon awakening, Luca finds himself lost and momentarily stunned by the carnage he witnessed. Realising Matteo is nowhere to be found, he takes off his now battered armor, and picks up a nearby Villar Perosa submachine gun to find Matteo.

After going down the crash site, Italian forces are found surrounded by Austro-Hungarians in an outpost. Fortunately, there were weapon crates the Italians could use to counter the enemy. After Luca defends the outpost from the enemy, Luca proceeds to find Matteo in the fort. Along the way, he encounters Matteo's unit taking refuge, and Luca can go underground or use the sides to get in the fort. After getting in the fort, Luca must clear the area of enemies before finding Matteo.

After clearing the enemies, Luca finds a door and sees dead Italian soldiers. He was having high hopes that Matteo escaped but finally, finds Matteo's corpse. Luca mourns and weeps his brother's corpse, commenting in the present "who decides such things?". Luca, in the present, greets Matteo Buon compleanno, a happy birthday in Italian.

GalleryEdit

Codex EntriesEdit

Image Name Criteria
Coming Together Codex Entry
  • Collect all Field Manuals in O La Vittoria
The Daring Ones Codex Entry
  • Join the fight as an Arditi Elite Troop in O La Vittoria
Farina Armor Codex Entry
  • Defeat 5 enemies with grenades in O La vittoria
Alpine War Codex Entry
  • Collect all Field Manuals in O Tutti Accoppati
Beyond Belief Codex Entry
  • Witness the explosion of the mountain side in O Tutti Accoppati
Where Eagles Dare Codex Entry
  • Defeat 10 enemies with your sidearm in O Tutti Accoppati
Among Peaks of Kings Codex Entry
  • Complete Avanti Savoia!

Achievements and TrophiesEdit

Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Avanti Savoia! Avanti Savoia! Complete Avanti Savoia! 10G Bronze Trophy
Conquering the Mountains Conquering the Mountain Unlock all Codex Entries in Avanti Savoia! 40G Silver Trophy

TriviaEdit

  • "Avanti Savoia!" an Italian phrase that loosely translates as "Long live Savoy!".
  • The names of the chapter's two segments are part of the Arditi Regiment's motto, "O la vittoria, o tutti accoppati!" ("We either win, or we all die!"), which a soldier yells out at the start of the mission.
  • At the end of "O la Vittoria", when player controls the AA gun, about 15 Artillery Trucks with Austrian camouflage and symbols can be seen staying in the valley, and are gradually destroyed by Austrian bombers. It is unknown why Austrian pilots are attacking their teammates. It is likely a developer oversight, though it is also possible that these trucks actually belong to Italians.
  • This is the only chapter that pits the player against the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • The level's introduction wrongly refers to the nation of Austria-Hungary as "Austro-Hungaria".


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