The singleplayer campaign of Battlefield 1 takes place during World War 1 across six different "War Stories" which revolve around different people in different aspects of the Great War in campaigns such as the Italian Alps and the deserts of Arabia. Unlike past installments, the story offers a much larger sandbox to allow players more choice and variety in how they approach different situations.
The singleplayer features Codex Entries which require specific actions to be completed in order to unlock. Once obtained, Codexs give players insight over World War I history. Field Manuals are collectibles introduced and can be found throughout each war story. Weapon Crates also return, featuring a variety of weaponry and gadgets that can greatly affect gameplay by allowing players to change tactics depending on the situation. Crates also feature Singleplayer exclusive variants of weapons such as suppressed sidearms.
Storm of SteelEdit
Storm of Steel is the first mission featured in the singleplayer campaign. Serving as a prologue to the war stories, the mission takes place in 1918 somewhere on the Western Front, as the American 369th Infantry Regiment, as well as their French and British allies, make a desperate last stand against an onslaught of Imperial German Army forces.
The mission is unique in that the player controls several different soldiers over the course of the mission, all of whom (excluding the final unnamed soldier) eventually die during combat. The character's names are random for each playthrough and their dates of birth briefly appear following their death. Afterwards, the player then Hot-swaps to the next soldier.
Through Mud and BloodEdit
Through Mud and Blood is the second mission in the singleplayer campaign. Taking place late in the war, the player assumes the role of Danny Edwards, a British recruit joining the crew of a Mark V Landship named Black Bess as their new tank driver. New to the war and inexperienced in driving the unreliable vehicle, Edwards is given a trial by fire with his first mission: punch through the German line at Cambrai with a broken tank and a crew that has no trust in him.
Friends in High PlacesEdit
Friends In High Places is the third mission featured in the singleplayer campaign. Players assume the role of Clyde Blackburn, an American pilot posing as George Rackham, an officer in the Royal Flying Corps. Blackburn is tasked with flying a Bristol F2.B along with a gunner/photographer named Wilson in various reconnaissance and combat missions around the Western front of the war.
Avanti Savoia! is the fourth mission featured in the singleplayer campaign. 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 twin brother Matteo while fighting to push back Austro-Hungarian forces in the Italian Alps.
The Runner is the fifth chapter mission in the singleplayer campaign. Player take control of Frederick Bishop, a message runner in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the British Army's landing at Gallipoli, who develops a special relationship with aspiring the aspiring ANZAC recruit Jack Foster.
Nothing Is WrittenEdit
Nothing Is Written is the sixth and final mission featured in the singleplayer campaign. Players assume the role of the Bedouin Warrior Zara Ghufran who is involved with the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. Acting as the right hand of T. E. Lawrence, the rebel assists in securing weapons and supplies as Lawrence's band of fighters prepares to face The Canavar, an Ottoman Armored Train that has been wreaking havoc on the rebels.
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