Battlefield 1 is taking a new direction with rewarding multiplayer medals by leading players toward more deliberate specialization.
In previous series installments, medals would be acquirable simultaneously and handed out to players as they complete various milestones. Medals still challenge players to various tasks, but each medal must be activated from a randomly selected list of five, and players cannot earn medals they do not have activated. This welcomes players to intentionally try out new strategies, equipments, and playstyles in order to achieve unique goals rather than randomly earning rewards by chance over time.
While medals can be switched after matches, only one can be activated at a time and the available selection is rotated on a weekly basis. There are 34 medals in total, the completion of which offer experience boosts, and each medal can be obtained 100 times.
Battlefield 1 is slated to launch worldwide on October 21st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Publisher Electronic Arts recently announced a series of Battlefield 1 livestreams leading up to launch to pump gamers up for what is in store.
Source: EA DICE