Battlefield 1 Hardcore Servers Arrive Today, Aimed at "Elite" Players

Get ready for a challenge.


There is a new way to play Battlefield 1 today, as the World War I shooter's hardcore servers have gone live. EA announced on Twitter that the hardcore servers launched on all platforms--Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC--today at 4 AM PT / 7 AM ET.

In a blog post, EA said Battlefield 1's hardcore servers are targeted at "elite" players. "Playing on a hardcore server, you might not be assisted by a minimap, crosshair, or the ability to spot enemies depending on the server settings," the developer explained.

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Hardcore servers for Battlefield 1 were announced last week. The introduction of hardcore servers for Battlefield 1 is just one of the changes that came with the game's massive Fall update. Developer DICE has also made changes to the Suez map, tweaked weapon balance, and a lot more. See the full patch notes here to get a full rundown of what's changed.

Battlefield 1's first DLC map, Giant's Shadow, launches in December free to all players.

In other Battlefield 1 news, EA said during an earnings call this month that the game's total player base after its first week was "nearly double" that of Battlefield 4 during its launch week. After that, EA confirmed that Battlefield 1 was the biggest launch in DICE's history--check out more stats here.

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I love it it's great but it's a Team killing fest right now. Hope players will learn how to play it ASAP.

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Right. Because shooting someone in the toe with a Kolibri and getting a kill for it takes a lot of skill. Also, have fun getting bombed, gassed, ran over, blown up with grenades, and shot and teabagged by your team mates.

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Only problem I had with hardcore mode in BF4 was everyone was using snipers which means lots of campers not PTFO. Hopefully its not the same in BF1.

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elite players in this yearly casual shooters played with a gamepad unable to aim properly.

Oh ok. I guess he ment elite 12 years old.

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Hardcore is good .. still get team killed by noobs not paying attention but hopefully they will get the hang of it soon!

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Hardcore mode in BF = quarantine for bad players.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k

Just tried it, it's a ton of fun.

Just not a big fan of friendly fire :P

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@sellingthings: Indeed ... People need to pay attention .. its not like both sides wear the same uniform .. the Game makes it easy to tell the difference between friend or foe !!

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@ltjohnnyrico: I cant handle the normal modes I hated the normal damage dealt stats. I like the friendly fire also besides you can always revive your team mates if you make a mistake. (If your a medic at least)

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@brownyyy: exactly !! Also it encourages people to pay attention so less spray n pray .. which helps !!

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@ltjohnnyrico: Yeah totally. Hardcore usually in my experience leads to a slower game as mistakes are quickly punish by instant death.

Makes the use of smoke and tactics more important than in normal mode.

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@brownyyy: Agreed !!

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@R4gn4r0k: I imagine the gas grenade would be terrible for FF

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@xcreep1ngdeath: It still does zero FF like in regular BF.

But bullets and grenades and such can all kill your teammates.

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Elite players! LOL.

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It's about time. Hardcore is way more satisfying than the normal core mode and is definitely the best way to play Battlefield.

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Hardcore is definitely easier

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@moose-fitz: what's your loadout look like?

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@bigrob007: No gun. Just my fists...pants down.

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Guess they mean me then

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Finally !! THANK YOU !! Hardcore is the only way to play !!

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I killed far too many of my own Team trying to figure out what Hardcore mode was about in BF4... Sorry guys, but I finally got it!

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I can get more kills on the hardcore serve than normal servers in the other bf games.