Battlefield 1’s Winter Update, the first major update of 2017, is now live. The update includes several new features and general gameplay tweaks which help pave the way for the game’s upcoming They Shall Not Pass premium DLC pack.
You can find a more detailed breakdown of the Winter Update via a new post on the Battlefield website, as well as a quick summary of the update’s major additions below.
- The Return of the Ribbon System: Players can now earn 20 different Ribbons by completing specific tasks during a match and they’ll be granted a bonus 300 XP for every Ribbon earned.
- Elite Codices for Eight Different Weapons: There is now a corresponding elite weapon codex for the M1897 Trench Gun,
AutomaticoM1918, Selbstlader M1916, M1907 SL, Gewehr M.95, Madsen MG, SMLE MKIII, and Benet-Mercie primary weapons which can be earned by racking up 500 kills with the associated weapon. Unlocking an elite weapon codex also confers a 25,000 XP bonus.
- Increased Class Rank Caps: The rank cap for each class has been increased from 10 to 50. Every ten ranks gained beyond the original cap will award a Battlepack and certain ranks will also unlock special class-specific dog tags. Reaching rank 50 will unlock a unique kill card flair.
- Server Updates: Rent-a-Server owners can now kick players using the in-game UI and players can now vote on the next map once a match is over.
The Winter Update is now live for all versions of Battlefield 1.
For more on Battlefield 1’s upcoming They Shall Not Pass DLC, be sure to read about how it will feature a strong emphasis on tank combat.