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Battlefield 1

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Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 cover
DICE Los Angeles[1]
Electronic Arts
Frostbite 3[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2016
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 87
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions Loot box
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Vehicles Automobile, Flight, Motorcycle, Tank
Art styles Realistic
Themes World War I
Series Battlefield
Battlefield 1 on HowLongToBeat
Battlefield 1 on IGDB
Battlefield 1 guide on StrategyWiki
Battlefield 1 on MobyGames
Battlefield 1 on Wikipedia
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Battlefield 1 is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, FPS and shooter game in the Battlefield series.

General information

PC Report
Official forums
EA Answers HQ


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Not available in North America.[2]
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Revolution. Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of its version of EA Play.
Included with EA Play.
Manual link for EA App purchase.
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Revolution. Included with EA Play (Steam).
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Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
Humble Store (unavailable)
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[3]

Version differences

Pre-orders included the Hellfighter Pack of weapons and cosmetics, in addition to early access of the map "Giant's Shadow".
In addition, pre-ordering Titanfall 2 grants three "battlepacks", and pre-ordering Battlefield V grants immediate access to 5 weapons in Battlefield 1.
Standard Edition contains the base game.
Deluxe Edition included 3 days early access to the final game, the Hellfighter, Red Baron and Lawrence of Arabia packs, and five "battlepacks".
Revolution includes all released DLC and the Premium Pass. This is the default edition when purchasing from Steam and Epic Games Store.


Type Notes
DLC Additional multiplayer content.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via EA Play.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Premium Pass Included with EA Play Pro and Battlefield 1: Revolution.
Apocalypse Included with EA Play Pro and Battlefield 1: Revolution.
In the Name of the Tsar Included with EA Play Pro and Battlefield 1: Revolution.
They Shall Not Pass Included with EA Play Pro and Battlefield 1: Revolution.
Turning Tides Included with EA Play Pro and Battlefield 1: Revolution.
Heroes of The Great War Pack Previously Deluxe Edition Upgrade. Included with EA Play Pro and Battlefield 1: Revolution.
Shortcut Kits for each of the classes are also available.


Type Notes
Cosmetic Cosmetics for soldiers, weapons and vehicles.
Currency Warbonds' are granted through gameplay.
Loot box Battlepacks could be bought with Warbonds, which are granted through gameplay. Battlepacks could also be purchased separately.

Game data

In-game general gameplay settings.
In-game general gameplay settings.
In-game advanced gameplay settings.
In-game advanced gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 1\settings\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1238840/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 1\settings\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1238840/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
50-105 VFOV on foot, 45-95 VFOV in vehicle
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Low to Ultra (Up to 16 samples)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA (Medium & High), TAA and SSAA (through resolution scale)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
200 FPS cap[4]
200 FPS cap can be removed with console command GameTime.MaxVariableFPS 0.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Added along with the "In the Name of the Tsar" expansion pack.[5] HDR10 and Dolby Vision supported.
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Tritanopia, Protanopia


In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game advanced control settings.
In-game advanced control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Raw Mouse Input
Mouse sensitivity
For soldier and vehicle
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Currently only main menu tabs can be switched with right and left bumpers (tested with Xbox 360 controller) but selecting options is not possible. Navigating through options is fine
Controller remapping
Set presets to custom in "Controls">"Control Schemes" menu to remap
Controller sensitivity
Listed as Soldier or Vehicle Left/Right Stick Sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.1.
Available for active Voiceover Language and foreign languages
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Dolby Atmos support over HDMI[6]
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Fan translation, by 'The Baker Company'
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Battle(non)sense has created a comprehensive video explaining network performance graph variables. It can be found here.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Server browser also available
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443, 5222, 9988, 17502, 20000-20100, 22990, 42127
UDP 3659, 14000-14016, 22990-23006, 25200-25300
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Battlefield 1.
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Stuttering on Creators Update 1709 and up


Once the free memory is exhausted, performance takes a big hit - games with heavy caching like BF1 suffer horribly. The only way to fix it previously was restarting the computer (thus clearing the memory), which explains why it was only happening after a while and not on a fresh boot.

  1. Download EmptyStandbyList and put it somewhere where you won't move it.
  2. Right click > Properties and select Run as Admin under compatibility.
  3. Open Task Scheduler > Create Task on the far right
  4. General Tab (give it a name). Under security options > Change user or group > Advanced > Find Now > go down and choose SYSTEM (important to make it run silently in the background). Tick 'Run with highest privileges' and 'Hidden' at the bottom. Pictures here
  5. Triggers tab > New > On a schedule > One Time. Tick repeat task every 5 minutes (possibly excessive but it causes no issues). Also choose 'for the duration of: indefinitely'
  6. Actions tab > Start A program > Point to the EmptyStandbyList.exe file.
  7. Done! Standby memory is automatically cleared every 5mins.
Use InSpectre
May lower stuttering and FPS issues on configurations with low RAM and weak CPU.[8]
Restart needed after changes.
Your system will be vulnerable for Spectre and Meltdown.
Disable "Control Flow Guard" in Windows Defender[9]

Use this instruction and choose executable. Don't turn off CFG globally - it's a major security breach.

If you use another AV software, then you would naturally assume everything Defender related is disabled, and you would be wrong. If you use Defender, you will be brought to the Windows Defender Security Center straight away, but if you don't, you will end up on a Settings page saying that Windows Defender is not available because it's turned off. Click "Turn on Windows Defender Antivirus" - don't worry, your AV software will disable it again straight away.
Use DirectX 11 instead of DirectX 12[10]
Despite lower FPS, the game can stutter less in DX11 mode.
Limit FPS (e.g. by V-Sync or MSI Afterburner/Riva Tuner) and increase resolution to 1440p on higher end GPUs[11]
It will decrease CPU usage in cost of GPU usage, which can result by less stuttering.

Stuttering during pre-rendered cutscenes

Turn off FreeSync (AMD) or GSync (Nvidia)

Videos recorded by Nvidia Shadowplay's Instant Replay are in 720p

Set startup resolution in user.cfg[12]

Nvidia Shadowplay's Instant Replay uses game's startup resolution for recorded videos. Battlefield 1 and V start with 1280x720 and later change to user's chosen resolution. One way to fix this is to create user.cfg in game's folder and paste:

Window.Width 1920
Window.Height 1080

Change values to correspond to your desired resolution

Stuttering In-Game (Nvidia GPUs)

Set Maximum pre-rendered frames in Nvidia Control Panel to:
  • Use the 3D Application Setting
Disable Nvidia's Low Latency Mode[13]

Input lag on mouse and keyboard

Disable the Origin overlay from the Origin client.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12
Shader Model support 5, 5.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Interface Qt
Anti-cheat FairFight [14]
Uses the Enlighten middleware for Global Illumination.

Console commands

Launch console with ~.
You can have these commands run automatically, whenever you start the game, by entering them in user.cfg in the Battlefield 1 installation folder (the file won't exist by default, you can create it through a Notepad and save as a .cfg file).
Command Description
PerfOverlay.DrawFPS 1 Show FPS counter
PerfOverlay.DrawGraph 1 Show performance graph
GameTime.MaxVariableFPS # Limit frame rate (where # is a positive number) / '0' unlocks framerate beyond 200FPS
RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 1 Enable Triple-Buffering (only recommended if Vsync is on)
RenderDevice.ForceRenderAheadLimit 1 Force rendering only 1 frame ahead (can remove stutter, default value is 3)
NetworkPerfOverlay.DrawGraph 1 In depth network debugging information
Screenshot.Render Take a screenshot (into %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 1\Screenshots\)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1
Processor (CPU) AMD FX-6350
Intel Core i5-6600K
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Battlefield 1 will end of Support Windows 7 and 8.1 in November 30th 2023,


  1. Frostbite 3 version 2014.4.11 - Same as Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: