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Battlefield 1 vs Infinite Warfare: Which should you buy?


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The Battlefield 1 review is in! Here's a brief snippet:

"Battlefield 1 has managed to produce not just one, but a series of incredibly crafted and powerful set-pieces that can go toe to toe with any of them, as well as the best opening level since Medal of Honor Frontline’s “D-Day”."

Click here to read Brett Phipps' full Battlefield 1 review, read on below to see how it stacks up against Activision's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Battlefield 1 vs Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are moving in vastly different directions this year, favouring different settings, visuals and gameplay styles in an effort to stand out amongst the slew of 2016 shooters.

If you’re a hardcore fan of either franchise you’ve probably already decided on which game to buy, and rightly so, as they are both poised to offer a truly unique experience with some incredible set pieces.

The hardcore fans out there have probably already decided which game is for them, and rightly so, as they are both poised to offer a truly unique shooter experience.

To make things easier for the unfamiliar, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up all the core differences between Battlefield 1 and Infinite Warfare.

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Battlefield 1 vs Infinite Warfare – Developer

The Call of Duty franchise rotates a select few developers with different iterations, and this time Infinity Ward has taken the reigns. Last responsible for the underwhelming Call of Duty: Ghosts, the Los Angeles-based studio hopes to win back the love of fans in style.

It should also be noted that Infinite Warfare special editions will include a remastered version of Modern Warfare, the game that propelled the Call of Duty series to the top of the first-person shooter genre.

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Battlefield 1 is once again developed by DICE, which has helmed all previous games in the franchise, with the exception of 2015’s Hardline. This means we can expect the large-scale battles and intense, vehicular warfare the series is known for to return.


Battlefield 1 vs Infinite Warfare Setting – Where does it take place?

Battlefield 1 is taking us back to World War 1, hence the slightly ridiculous name. We can expect brutal trench warfare and unpredictable aerial dogfights using the leading military technology of the era. We will likely be sprinting, driving, and flying across a variety of realistic locations, some of which DICE has already revealed in early trailers. Big budget shooters have seldom touched upon WW1 in such a capacity, and we can’t wait to see more.

Infinite Warfare is a completely different affair, thrusting us into the far-flung future to a world filled with intergalactic travel, sci-fi-inspired weapons and evil space terrorism. Call of Duty has dabbled in near-future warfare before, but this time, it’s really going all out to provide an out of this world experience.

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Battlefield 1 vs Infinite Warfare Gameplay – How does it play?

Infinite Warfare aims to maintain the tried-and-true mixture of fast-paced movement and unpredictable twitch shooting we know and love, albeit with the introduction of some new mechanics. Space combat in both vehicles and on foot will play an integral role, influencing how you approach each new encounter.

The usual bouts of shooting have been enhanced by the addition of new tools such as a grappling hook that can be used to fly across open spaces, crashing directly into your enemies and through obstacles. This can also be used to zip about your surroundings, many of which will lack gravity. Hopefully this translates into more open battlefields ripe for player experimentation.

'Zombies in Spaceland' is the all new installment of Call of Duty's popular undead multiplayer mode, and it's 80's as hell. The mode features a selection of four archetypal 80's heroes and even David Hasselhoff, playing a mysterious DJ who offers to assist you in fending off the undead hordes.

Taking place in what appears to be a neon-centric theme park, Zombies in Spaceland will include all the crazy power ups and multiplayer action the mode is renown for. You can also expect Zombies to be supported by further modes and updates after Infinite Warfare launches this November.

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For Battlefield, journeying back to World War 1 brings with it a bundle of new environments, and on top of that, new gameplay opportunities. We’ve already seen tanks, warplanes and zeppelins in its multiplayer. Melee combat will also play a larger part this time, forcing you to get up close and personal through trench warfare.

Players can choose from four different classes: Assault, Medic, Scout and Support. The Engineer class is no more, and you may also notice that Assault and Medic are now separate, unlike in previous games. A recent leak confirmed that Battlefield 1 will feature 10 multiplayer maps at launch as well as two new modes: Possession and Breakthrough. Fan favourites Rush and Conquest are also here to stay, so no worries there.

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Battlefield 1’s campaign will take place across six individual episodes that will follow distinct locations and characters throughout the duration of World War 1. DICE seem keen to give us a controversial yet historic glimpse at the events of The Great War, which should to be interesting, to say the least.

You can check out the campaign trailer below:

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Confirmed locations for the campaign and multiplayer include The Western Front and Arabian Desert.

Battlefield 1 vs Infinite Warfare trailers – How do they look?

Battlefield 1 and Infinite Warfare are bound to be visual treats, taking full advantage of their uniquely diverse settings.

We’ve compiled some of the best trailers below:

Battlefield 1 Campaign trailer:

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare E3 2016 trailer

Modern Warfare Remastered trailer

Battlefield 1 vs Infinite Warfare – Which one is better?

This is something we can’t accurately answer until both games are out, and we’ve had the chance to give each some extensive play time. However, from what we’ve seen thus far, Battlefield 1 has the potential to offer an experience that we simply haven’t seen before in modern shooters. We gave Battlefield 1 a hugely impressive 9/10 in our review, believing it to be a genuine highpoint for the franchise. Will Infinite Warfare impress us as much? Check back soon to find out.

Pre-Order: Battlefield 1 at Amazon.com from $59

Infinite Warfare, on the other hand, is playing things relatively safe with its futuristic setting and returning zombies mode. The addition of Modern Warfare Remastered has us salivating, but the fact it’s locked behind a pre-order paywall is both disappointing and disheartening for a classic shooter many can’t wait to revisit. In addition, those buying the physical version of Infinite Warfare will need the disc to access MW Remastered.

Pre-Order: Infinite Warfare at Amazon.com from $59

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No matter which one you choose, both of these shooters are likely to offer an entertaining experience that will feel innovative and familiar to fans and newcomers alike.

Battlefield 1 is out now for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Infinite Warfare will follow shortly after on November 4 for the same platforms.

Which are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.

Nagamitsu Sakonshougen

July 5, 2016, 7:48 pm

Cant wait for battlefield 1. battlefield never disappoints and cod is going too far

how ya doin?

July 6, 2016, 2:56 am

Well bf hard-line was disappointing. But cod was always disappointing since Advanced warfare started up...


July 7, 2016, 10:32 pm

Can't wait for BF1, after Christmas I'll buy COD4 when they release it stand alone. No way I'm wasting money on infinite warfare, I already have halo and star wars battlefront. I own every COD made, but I won't own IW


July 13, 2016, 7:18 pm

Waste of a fonts and electricity on this opinion since neither are out.

Val Ryan Nemo

July 15, 2016, 1:43 pm

Uh huh.
Loved most CODs made, especially MW, MW2, MW3, BO, BO2, AW, BO3 & I'm pretty sure there'll be a lot to like about IW.

Ghosts? Just ok. Storyline & gameplay didn't click but sure as hell loved the performance of main villian, Rourke.

Don't like the paywall for COD4 so I guess I'll skip the pre-order thing; unless its sold stand-alone. C'mon Activision.

BF1? Looking forward to it. BF3 & 4 rocked so I'm fully in. However I'm still grappling with the absurd Revisionist History I see playing out on BF1 but we'll see when it comes out.....


August 19, 2016, 10:32 am

Haha, good one....Ohh your serious?...

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