Battlefield 1's "Battlefest" Begins Today, Offers Free Dog Tags, Weapon Skins, and More

Battlefest runs until November 27.

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Following the release of Battlefield 1's major Fall update on Tuesday, EA has now kicked off a new event for the World War I shooter called "Battlefest."

One part of the event are giveaways. Everyone who simply logs into Battlefield 1 between November 16 and November 27 will get a special Battlefest dog tag--check it out in the image below. This dog tag will not be handed out until November 28, developer DICE clarified in a blog post. Everyone who signed up for the free Battlefield Insider service before November 16 gets a special Insider dog tag that will be awarded the next time you log into the game.

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Additionally, DICE today added new custom games to Battlefield 1 in the form of Fog of War and Hardcore. You can find these in the Custom Games menu.

Battlefest rolls out in the days ahead with more in-game events and giveaways, for Battlefield 1 as well as Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, and Battlefield 3. The full rundown of events is below, as written by EA.

Thursday, November 17

  • PTFO Battlefest Mission: Complete this Battlefield 1 mission and you will receive the PTFO weapon skin. Play Battlefield 1 on three different days during Battlefest and win a match in Operations to succeed.
  • Road to Battlefield 1 Mission: This is for the Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline players. Get 25 kills with the M1911 in either game to get the Road to Battlefield 1 Dog Tag and the M1911 Incarcerator weapon skin in Battlefield 1.
  • Battlefest Battlepack Update: A new and Battlefest-branded revision of Battlepacks will be available.

Friday, November 18

  • Black Friday Sale: Get a great deal on Battlefield 1 and other EA games at your favorite online distributor.
  • #FridayNightBattlefield Battlefest: Want to melee a Battlefield 1 developer? We've prepped a ton of servers for this special #FridayNightBattlefield and an exclusive Friday Night Dog Tag will be handed out at this event.
  • 2XP Event: Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 4 players will get double XP when playing on November 18.

Sunday, November 20

  • Battlefest Community Videos: Learn to PTFO by some of the most renowned Battlefield community members.

Wednesday, November 23

  • Veteran Dog Tag: This Battlefield 1 Dog Tag will be rewarded to all players who played Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, or Battlefield Hardline.
  • CTE Veteran Dog Tag: This Dog Tag will be rewarded to players who have been part of the Community Test Environment on Battlefield 4 or Battlefield Hardline.

Friday, November 25

  • #FridayNightBattlefield Battlefest: Another action-packed Friday Night where you get to play Battlefield 1 with the DICE devs.
  • 2XP Event: Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 4 players will get double XP when playing on November 25.

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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reedysm

Meh...skins and dog tags. It's a first person shooter on 64 player map. I can't see my character nor do I care amongst the chaos of battle. Love the game but the event doesn't make me want to play more than I already do.

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LiveTrash

Finally the Hardcore mode releases! My favourite,

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Burton1393

Love the game but the battlepacks are weak now. I hate the weapon skins as the only real thing you receive in a battlepack. I don't even waste my time keeping weapon skins. Why would I care what color my gun is?

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Purpledust

@burton1393: I wish that with enough "credits" you could unlock character skin variation or something like that.

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LTJohnnyRico

Good Times .. Count me in !!

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Pyrosa

I'm in... Hell, I was going to play anyhow. :)

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