The release of Battlefield™ 1 Turning Tides will, of course, include new maps, weapons, and vehicles – but there is even more to be excited about. New Service Assignments and Specializations will also be introduced when the update arrives on December 11. Following the head start for Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners, these will be available for all players. In case you missed it, learn all about the Battlefield 1 Turning Tides release.
As you might know, Service Assignments are in-game Battlefield 1 challenges that you can tackle to earn Specializations. The latter are loadout options – either generic or class-specific – that give you more tactical options on the battlefield. We’ve covered both features in earlier articles, if you want to brush up on the basics:
8 New Service Assignments Including Pilot and Tanker Challenges
We’re adding 8 Service Assignments to Battlefield 1 in December, and we’ve worked towards several goals when designing them. The main intent is that the assignments are constructed with specific Classes in mind. A player using a Class for its intended purpose should be able to make good progress on the Service Assignments. Also, Pilot and Tanker fans will be pleased to see their favorite classes getting unique challenges.
We also wanted to make sure that many of the Service Assignments can be progressed simultaneously. While you attempt a more difficult challenge, you can still be making progress on the others.
Here’s a full breakdown of the Service Assignments and their rewards. Note that any 5 out of the 6 tasks of each assignment need to be completed to unlock the reward.
THE FRIENDLY SKIES (Basic)
Reward: Cloud Cover Specialization
- Perform 50 self-repairs in Airplanes
- Perform 7,500 Soldier Damage using Airplanes
- Destroy 5 Behemoth parts
- Get 50 Driver Assists
- Perform 25 kills as an Airplane passenger
- Destroy 10 Airplanes using the QF 1 AA
THE FRIENDLY SKIES (Veteran)
Reward: Safe Bail Specialization
Requirement: Completion of The Friendly Skies (Basic)
- As a Pilot, perform 25 Multi Kills
- Destroy 30 Airplanes using Airplanes
- As a Pilot, perform 50 Spot Flare Assists
- Perform 3,000 Soldier Damage using Bombers
- Destroy 25 Tanks using Attack Planes
- Perform 3 Roadkills using Airplanes
TANKS FOR THE MEMORIES (Basic)
Reward: Critical Cover Specialization
- Perform 50 self-repairs in Tanks
- As a Tanker, perform 5,000 Vehicle Damage
- Disable 25 tracks
- Get 50 Passenger Assists
- Perform 50 kills as a Tank passenger
- Destroy 10 Tanks using the Field Gun
TANKS FOR THE MEMORIES (Veteran)
Reward: Convoy Specialization
Requirement: Completion of Tanks for the Memories (Basic)
- As a Tanker, perform 25 Multi kills
- Disable 10 Field Guns
- Destroy 25 Airplanes using the Armored Truck
- As a Tanker, perform 100 Heals
- Perform 50 kills using the Heavy Tank
- Kill an enemy Elite using any Tank
The Service Assignments for infantry and the 4 main Classes of Battlefield 1 are focused on what makes each Class unique. The explosive arsenal of the Assault, the Medic’s healing abilities, the vehicular aspects of the Support, and using the Scout class a distant threat – this is all taken into account.
Reward: Pilferer Specialization
- As an Assault, perform 25 Multi Kills
- Perform 1,000 Vehicle Damage using the Anti-Tank Grenade
- Perform 50 kills with Explosives
- Perform 25 kills using the AT Rocket Gun
- Perform 500 Vehicle Damage with the Light Anti-Tank Grenade
- Perform 3,000 Soldier Damage as a Flametrooper Elite
Reward: Reciprocity Specialization
- Perform 100 Revives
- Perform 400 Heals
- Perform 50 Squad Heals
- Perform 300 Vehicle Damage using the Rifle Grenade – HE
- As a Medic, perform 6,000 Soldier Damage
- In a life, perform 10 Revives
Reward: Perseverance Specialization
- Perform 25 kills using any vehicle
- Perform 25 Flag Captures while in Vehicles
- Perform 1,500 Vehicle Damage using Limpet Charges
- Perform 500 Vehicle Damage using the Crossbow Launcher
- Perform 200 Vehicle Damage using the Repair Tool
- In one life, destroy 2 vehicles as Support
Reward: Ripple Specialization
- In a round, perform 2,000 Soldier Damage as a Scout
- Perform 400 Vehicle Damage using K Bullets
- Have 15 Decoys destroyed
- As a Scout, perform 300 Spot Flare Assists
- Perform 10 kills on enemies in boats using Single-Action Rifles
- Perform 25 kills as a Tank Hunter Elite
8 new Specializations – Approach the Battle in Original Ways
Thanks to the unique perks of the eight added Specializations, you and your teammates can gain an important edge over the competition. As with the Service Assignments, notice how these Specializations are closely tied to the Battlefield 1 Classes, including the Tanker and Pilot.
Below you’ll find a full list of how these Specializations work – and why we’ve added them.
- PILFERER: Enemies killed by melee attacks drop helpful items related to their Class, such as AT Mines and Ammo Pouches.
As an Assault player in extreme close quarters, use Pilferer to be an even better asset to your team.
- RECIPROCITY: Each time you heal an ally, you gain 12.5 HP (up to once per second).
This is designed to make Medics even more flexible in their healing.
- PERSEVERANCE: While holding the Repair Tool, walking speed is increased by 25% and explosive damage resistance is increased by 20%.
Here, our goal was to increase the survival rate of Support players risking their lives to patch up rides.
- RIPPLE: After headshotting an enemy with a Single-Action Rifle, the next spot will be an outline spot.
A tool to enable Scouts to better contribute to large-scale battles.
- CLOUD COVER: The time your airplane is spotted is reduced from 12 seconds to 6 seconds.
A Specialization designed to make your flying aces survive longer.
- SAFE BAIL: When a player exits your aircraft, they are accompanied by a Spotting Flare.
Gives airdropped players crucial intel about the territory they’re landing in.
- CRITICAL COVER: When your tank is disabled, smoke is automatically deployed (45s cooldown).
This Specialization gives your tank a better chance to survive using visual cover.
- CONVOY: While self-repairing in your tank, other vehicles in a 10-meter radius are healed for 2HP per second.
A good benefit for land vehicles that move together. Share the health!
Note that on top of these vehicle-specific Specializations, the Pilot and Tanker classes will get the 3 default Specializations already existing in Battlefield 1 (Flak, Cover, Quick Regen.) If unlocked, the Specializations Quick Unspot, Hasty Retreat, and Inconspicuous will also be available for Pilots and Tankers.
So, what about the Cavalry class? Though we have no news on whether we will implement Service Assignments and Specializations for those seeking new challenges on horseback, we are looking into it.
Thanks for reading. Remember that we’re taking all your feedback into consideration and will keep tweaking the Service Assignments and Specializations to make Battlefield 1 an even more fun and challenging experience.
Assignments are challenges available in Battlefield 4 functioning in a similar manner to that of their Battlefield 3counterparts. Upon completion, assignments unlock unique dog tags, camouflages, and weapons. There are typically three tiers for assignments: bronze, silver, and gold.
Assignments on higher tiers become available upon meeting certain criteria on an assignment on a lower tier and completing it. Icons on unavailable assignments indicate what requirement (rank or prior award) must be met before progress can be made. There are currently forty-five multiplayer assignments, fifteen of each tier. The various expansions offer additional assignments, visible and available only to players with access to that particular expansion.