Ahead of the release of Battlefield 1's Winter Update, DICE have revealed some of the changes going into the next patch for the wildly acclaimed first person shooter.
The update primarily deals with improving the progression systems and fixing in game bugs. DICE, during a livestream on Twitch, noted that the patch was originally going to be smaller than it is but "due to fan-feedback" they've decided to add in new features to help ease the wait for the next big update in March.
First off is an increase in class rank from 10 to 50. This is not just available for the base classes but for the specialized classes as well. Elite kits will also get in on the class rank fun. When you hit certain milestones (ranks 20, 30, 40, and 50), you'll unlock new dog tags and options to customize your kill card. Ribbons are also making a comeback in the winter update. Ribbons are tracked constantly while playing and will be awarded for completing certain tasks. 20 in total will be released during this update, with more added in the future.
A variety of vehicle and UI changes are coming, but they weren't detailed very heavily. Changes are also coming to weapons as well. For example, the heavy tank will now show up on the mini-map and the cooldown on vehicles' gas ability is increasing. The Martini-Henry is also getting buffed slightly after it was deemed to have been hit too hard with the nerf-bat the last go around.
Full patch notes can be found on the official Battlefield website.
The more substantial content update will release in March when Battlefield 1 gets its first expansion, They Shall Not Pass.