Greetings and welcome fans of Battlefield 1918! We here of the Battlefield 1918 development team have been at work to make the upcoming V3.3 update become a reality and today that reality comes closer, as we are proud to reveal the first new features you can expect from 3.3!
Since the next update will focus on the early war period of 1914-1915 specifically, our first order of business is to show you the new and improved early war uniform designs available to the French and Belgian forces!
As you can see the uniform designs of both of these nations changed greatly during the course of the war for both enlisted men and officers. However, something a few with a keen eye may also spot is the fact that the French officer is holding a new weapon, specifically the MAS 1873 that will be available as a new early war weapon. Historically, this revolver was meant to be replaced by the Modele 1892. Despite this, the MAS 1873 would remain in use during both World Wars by french forces.
Of course, the french are not the only nation to receive a new early war revolver, as the Germans will now have access to the M1879 Reichsrevolver!
This weapon was the standard issue sidearm of the German forces until the introduction of the Luger. That said, it was still a common site on the battlefields of the First World War. Speaking of which, we are also happy to showcase one of the new maps that will be introduced in 3.3, specifically Suvobor!
Fought over in December of 1914 by Serbia and Austria-Hungary and as part of the larger Battle of Kolubara, this engagement would see the Serbian forces launch successful flanking maneuvers against their imperial foes. The breakthrough at Suvobor mountain would be the moment the tide truly turned during the 3rd Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia in 1914.
With all this said it is time to bring up the final piece of news, as a new trailer has been made showing some of these new features in action. We hope you enjoy and of course looking forward to seeing you all again!