Battlefield 1

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Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 cover
Developers
DICE
DICE Los Angeles[1]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2016
Battlefield 1 at Wikipedia
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General information

PC Report
Official website
Official forums
Battlefield Wiki
EA Answers HQ

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Not available in North America.[2]
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Origin
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Included with Origin Access Basic.
Windows
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[3]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Premium Pass Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Apocalypse Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
In the Name of the Tsar Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
They Shall Not Pass Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Turning Tides Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows
Heroes of The Great War Pack Included with Origin Access Premier.
Windows

Game data[edit]

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

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 1\settings\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 1\settings\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

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
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
50-105 VFOV on foot, 45-95 VFOV in vehicle
Windowed
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

Input settings[edit]

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
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Raw Mouse Input
Mouse sensitivity
For soldier and vehicle
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
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
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Fan translation.
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Turkish

VR support[edit]

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

Network[edit]

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
64

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Server browser also available
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

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.

Issues fixed[edit]

Stuttering on Creators Update 1709[edit]

Instruction[7]

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.
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.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Console commands[edit]

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[edit]

Windows[10]
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.

References