EA and DICE announce Premium Friends for Battlefield 1.
Andreas Skoglund, Producer on Battlefield 1, posted a letter on the official website detailing a new initiative that aims to reduce friction between Premium and non Premium owners in Battlefield 1. This initiative will increase population across all maps through invitations from Premium members. Premium friends will work in the following way:
As a player who owns Battlefield 1 Premium Pass you will be able to bring your friends in Battlefield 1 along to play on the new maps!
When creating a party in Battlefield 1 you may notice something new: if someone owns a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass the party will become “Premium Enabled”. This will allow anyone in that party to play on all maps, regardless if they own the content or not. The access is available as long as the party is “Premium Enabled”.
While all players will be able to play on maps accessible through Battlefield 1 Premium Pass through Premium Friends, some experiences are exclusive to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners.
In a “Premium Enabled” party, only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will earn XP from the maps exclusive to that expansion. We will save the XP for everyone else and grant them retroactively if they decide to get the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass for themselves.
Only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will be able to spawn in with weapons and vehicles unique for the expansion.
Only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will track progress towards the unique medals and codexes for the expansion.
You are all invited to try this new way of playing with friends and enjoy Battlefield 1 content. We will activate the test run of Premium Friends during the upcoming Battlefest, which starts on March 30.
They are paying attention to fan feedback for this trial mode that begins on March 30 in the upcoming Battlefest. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Battlefield 1 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.