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

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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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