Though playing Battlefield™ 1 is a reward in itself, we’ve made sure that you’ll be continuously awarded for your efforts. Your accomplishments on the battlefield should and will pay off – whether you’re an ace pilot or a trusted team player. One way we’re doing this is with Medals.
Battlefield veterans will notice some changes in how the commemorations work this time around. Each Medal still has a specific unlock criteria, but in Battlefield 1 you have the freedom to choose which medals to pursue. There are always 5 Medals to choose from, and this quintet of decorations is rotated on a weekly basis.
This goes hand in hand with the philosophy of choice in Battlefield 1. To find something that caters to your play style at any given moment, you are free to choose which Medal you’re currently most interested in tracking. You can only track one Medal at the time, but if you change game mode or role you can switch focus and go for another Medal. Your progression will be kept as long as the weekly reset hasn’t happened yet.
To earn a Medal, there are three or five stages which you need to complete. Each stage will be slightly harder or more extensive than the previous one. Take for instance the Medic-themed medal “Order of Hippocrates.” Here, the stages tie into skills that make a good Medic, i.e. getting 20 kills with Medic weapons, healing teammates 100 times, and completing 20 revives. You’ll be informed by the tracker when a stage is complete.
There are also Medals where you’ll need to excel in many different fields to get your award. For example, the “Legion of Glory” Medal challenges you to play as different classes and support your squad by doing repairs, heals, and resupplies.
There are 34 Medals in total, and unlocking each one will give you an XP bonus. Each Medal can be obtained 100 times, a feat that will grant you even more experience points. To see your progression and how close you are to obtaining the current Medal, the tracker will remind you on the deploy screen and during key progression moments.
We hope the various Medals will enhance your play style and also inspire you to try out all that Battlefield 1 has to offer. If you’re a true team player or an expert on a certain game mode, class, weapon, or vehicle – we want to decorate you accordingly. You can start your medal hunt when Battlefield 1 launches on October 21 (or October 18 if you get the Early Enlister Digital Deluxe Edition).