New variant models of Battlefield 1‘s highest tier armaments have recently been introduced to the game’s Community Test Environment.
The weapon variants have been detailed in a video by popular Battlefield YouTuber Westie. In the video, Westie explains the challenges that must be completed in order to unlock these new variants, similar to the requirements for the new weapons in the They Shall Not Pass expansion:
- Hellriegel 1915 Defensive (Assault) – Variant: 120-round drum magazine and a bipod. Requirement: 300 kills with the Factory variant, 25 kills with AT Mines.
- Selbstlader 1906 Sniper (Medic) – Variant: sniper scope and a bipod. Requirement: 300 kills with the Factory variant, 25 kills with rifle grenades to unlock it.
- Huot Automatic Optical (Support) – Variant: improved sights and a foregrip. Requirement: 300 kills with the Low Weight variant, 25 kills with Limpet Charges.
- Martini-Henry Sniper (Scout) – Variant: long-range scope and a bipod. Requirement: 300 kills with the Infantry variant, 25 kills with the bayonet charge.
The four weapons are all level 10 unlocks for each class, and therefor require reaching level 10 before accessing the new variants. Their release can be expected in the full game sometime soon.
Battlefield 1‘s They Shall Not Pass expansion went live this past week on March 14th for all Premium Pass members, and non-Premium Pass members need only wait until March 28th to pick it up themselves. Many secrets have been discovered in the DLC so far, one of which pays homage to a popular Disney Pixar film.