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Introducing Service Assignments - Please Give Feedback

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Indigownd
37 postsMember, Developer, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE
edited August 11
Hello friends and Alex,


Many of you have now had the chance to test some of the Specializations that we're releasing with "In the Name of the Tsar" by participating in the Battlefield 1 Community Test Environment. The feedback has been extremely valuable to us, with suggestions for tweaks and additional Specializations. This is an area of Battlefield 1 that is likely to continue to grow. Thank you for being part of that!

Questions on how to acquire these Specializations have been asked. Much in the same way we've been asking for feedback on the Specializations, we're now asking for feedback on the process to unlock them: Service Assignments.
With the introduction of Service Assignments, we hope to create a better on-boarding experience for new players. Battlefield 1 is a very complex game with a big breadth of content and playstyles. It can sometimes be overwhelming for new players to take it all in. Hopefully the Service Assignments will act as a guiding beacon on where to start for new players. More experienced players should also find the Service Assignments rewarding with new ways to test themselves and their skill.

Here is a list of the first batch of Service Assignments. Note this is simply the initial batch, challenges that will test your skills even further will be coming in subsequent updates.
Please let us know what you think of them:
Getting Started
1 Storm the Doors
  • Challenge #1 - Perform 20 Kills with the MP18 Trench
  • Challenge #2 - Destroy 2 vehicles with Anti-Tank Grenades
  • Challenge #3 - Neutralize 5 flags in Conquest
  • Challenge #4 - As an Assault, bayonet charge 5 different enemies
  • Challenge #5 - Perform 5 kills with Dynamite
    Reward 50k Assault Kit XP


2 Selfless Courage
  • Challenge #1 Heal 20 different allies
  • Challenge #2 Revive 15 different allies
  • Challenge #3 As a Medic, perform 15 kills with Self-Loading rifles
  • Challenge #4 Perform 1 Multi-kill
  • Challenge #5 In a round, obtain the "Ribbon of Revitalization" 2 times
    Reward 45K Medic Kit XP


3 Supporting the Support
  • Challenge #1 Resupply 20 different allies
  • Challenge #2 Repair vehicles for a total of 300 damage
  • Challenge #3 Perform 10 kills with either Crossbow Launcher
  • Challenge #4 Perform 20 kills using any LMG
  • Challenge #5 As a Support, suppress 10 different enemies
    Reward 50K Support Kit XP


4 Eye on the Prize
  • Challenge #1 As a Scout, perform 4 headshots with any Rifle
  • Challenge #2 Perform 3 Spot Assist kills using the Trench Periscope
  • Challenge #3 Kill an enemy that has just killed a teammate
  • Challenge #4 Earn the Scout Ribbon of Valor ribbon in a match
  • Challenge #5 As a Squad Leader, place 5 orders in a round
    Reward 30K Scout Kit XP



5 Omniverous Palate
  • Challenge #1 In a round, earn 4500 points
  • Challenge #2 Perform 10 kills with Tanks
  • Challenge #3 Deal a total of 400 damage to vehicles
  • Challenge #4 Successfully complete 10 Attack or Defend orders
  • Challenge #5 Play 2 rounds of Conquest on any map
    Reward 50k XP


Staying Focused (Complete 5 of 6 Challenges to Unlock reward)
5a Leading from the Front (Basic)
  • Challenge #1 Perform 10 kills with Shotguns
  • Challenge #2 As an Assault, destroy 5 vehicles
  • Challenge #3 Perform 10 kills with the AT Rocket Gun
  • Challenge #4 As Assault, perform 20 kills in a round
  • Challenge #5 Perform 10 kills with Melee Weapons
  • Challenge #6 Earn 1 Weekly Medal
    Generic - Bayonet Training


5b Leading from the Front (Veteran)
  • Challenge #1 Perform 10 Multi-Kills
  • Challenge #2 Destroy 25 vehicles with Anti-Tank Mines
  • Challenge #3 Perform 50 kills with Stationary Weapons
  • Challenge #4 Score 15000 points in a round
  • Challenge #5 Perform 30 Squad-Wipes
  • Challenge #6 Perform 50 Capture Point Attacker kills
    Assault - Juggernaut


6a Dependable (Basic)
  • Challenge #1 Perform 5 Suppression Assist kills
  • Challenge #2 Perform 10 kills with the Mortar - Air
  • Challenge #3 Resupply 20 squad mates
  • Challenge #4 In a Round, repair vehicles for 800 damage
  • Challenge #5 Destroy 10 tanks with the Crossbow Launcher - HE
  • Challenge #6 Perform 10 Capture Point Defender kills
    Generic - Inconspicuous


6b Dependable (Veteran)
  • Challenge #1 Perform 50 kills with the Perino Model 1908 Low Weight
  • Challenge #2 Destroy 25 Armored Cars with Limpet Mines
  • Challenge #3 In a round, obtain the Ribbon of Resupply 10 times
  • Challenge #4 Capture 100 flags
  • Challenge #5 In a single life, perform 5 kills as an Elite Class
  • Challenge #6 Perform 50 kills whilst on horseback
    Support - Unbreakable


7a Healing Hands (Basic)
  • Challenge #1 Heal 10 different squad members
  • Challenge #2 Revive 10 different squad members
  • Challenge #3 Perform 20 Kills with the Auto-Revolver
  • Challenge #4 Get 30 kills with the Selbstlader M1916 Optical
  • Challenge #5 Perform 5 kills with the Medical Syringe
  • Challenge #6 Win a round of Rush on any map
    Generic - Hasty Retreat


7b Healing Hands (Veteran)
  • Challenge #1 Heal Allies for a total of 10000 health
  • Challenge #2 Perform 50 Squad Savior kills
  • Challenge #3 Destroy 25 vehicles with Rifle Grenades HE
  • Challenge #4 Earn a total of 100000 points
  • Challenge #5 Finish a round in the Top 5
  • Challenge #6 As a Medic, perform 50 kills with Gas Grenades
    Medic - Concealed Rescue


8a Eagle Eye (Basic)
  • Challenge #1 Perform 10 Spot Assist kills
  • Challenge #2 As a Scout accumulate 200m of headshots
  • Challenge #3 Perform 5 Squad Spot Assist kills
  • Challenge #4 As a Scout, perform 15 Headshots with any rifle
  • Challenge #5 Achieve 3 Spot Assist kills using Flares
  • Challenge #6 Kill 3 enemy Elites with K Bullets
    Generic - Quick Unspot


8b Eagle Eye (Veteran)
  • Challenge #1 Achieve the Counter Snipe scoring bonus 50 times
  • Challenge #2 Perform 10 Avenger Bonus kills
  • Challenge #3 Kill 20 different enemies with Tripwire Bombs
  • Challenge #4 Perform 50 kills with the Lebel Model 1886 Sniper
  • Challenge #5 Win 10 games of Domination
  • Challenge #6 Headshot a Pilot with any single-action Rifle
    Scout - Perimeter Alarm


9 Vehicular Chaos
  • Challenge #1 Perform 15 road kills
  • Challenge #2 Down 25 planes using Stationary Weapons
  • Challenge #3 Perform 35 kills with the Cavalry lance
  • Challenge #4 Perform 45 kills whilst using any tank
  • Challenge #5 Perform 50 kills whilst using any plane
  • Challenge #6 Perform 50 Driver Assist kills
    Assault - Controlled Demolition


10 It's Where you Stand
  • Challenge #1 Destroy 10 Tanks on Amiens
  • Challenge #2 Perform 25 Melee kills on Argonne Forest
  • Challenge #3 Perform 100 Shotgun Kills on Ballroom Blitz
  • Challenge #4 Perform 5 Multi-kills on Monte Grappa
  • Challenge #5 Perform 50 Headshots on Nivelle Nights
  • Challenge #6 Kill 25 enemies with debris
    Medic - Stimulant Syringe


11 Modal Yodel
  • Challenge #1 Destroy 50 Telegraphs
  • Challenge #2 Perform 50 kills from Behemoths
  • Challenge #3 Complete 25 rounds of Supply Drop
  • Challenge #4 Complete 15 rounds of Frontlines
  • Challenge #5 Win 10 rounds of Team Deathmatch
  • Challenge #6 Complete 25 rounds of War Pigeons
    Scout - Scapegoat


12 It's in the Game
  • Challenge #1 Take 10 dogtags from enemies
  • Challenge #2 Perform 100 kills with Elite Kits
  • Challenge #3 Bayonet Charge 50 enemies
  • Challenge #4 Perform 40 kills with Explosives
  • Challenge #5 Obtain 5 kills with the Sawtooth Knife
  • Challenge #6 In a round, earn 10000 points
    Support - Pin Down


Please provide constructive feedback, thoughts and suggestions.

Thanks friends. And Alex.

Jojje "Indigow(n)d" Dalunde

Comments

  • BadcuzTremysaid
    1350 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
  • llPhantom_Limbll
    1119 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    edited August 10
    Most of those are just heavy grind for sake of heavy grind. Starter grinds make no sense at all as most of the players already got lvl 50 for each class so there should be at least different types of rewards not just 50K XP for a specific class.
    Also, "destroying 10 tanks with crossbow nades" and "Obtain 5 kills with sawtooth knife' are a bit too much as I think I've got like 2 vehicles destructions with crossbow and not many people around managed to build sawtooth knife. Those ones have to be adjusted to be more reasonable.
    Edit: I'm sure any kind of dlc or assignment weapon or map shouldn't be involved with these unlocks as specializations aren't tied to dlc content so every player should be able to obtain them.
  • disposalist
    5089 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha Member
    People have been missing that you only have to do 5 of 6 tasks for the Specialisation missions. There *are* a few nasty ones (25 vehicles with HE rifle grenades - kill 5 with Sawtooth - kill 5 elites with K Bullets) but given you can skip one in each group, I think these will be missions that require actual effort, but are totally doable.

    I expect a huge amount of salt is incoming, though. This time I'm staying out of it.
  • BaconRebellion
    1729 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Most of those are just heavy grind for sake of heavy grind. Starter grinds make no sense at all as most of the players already got lvl 50 for each class so there should be at least different types of rewards not just 50K XP for a specific class.
    Also, "destroying 10 tanks with crossbow nades" and "Obtain 5 kills with sawtooth knife' are a bit too much as I think I've got like 2 vehicles destructions with crossbow and not many people around managed to build sawtooth knife. Those ones have to be adjusted to be more reasonable.
    Edit: I'm sure any kind of dlc or assignment weapon or map shouldn't be involved with these unlocks as specializations aren't tied to dlc content so every player should be able to obtain them.

    Its not that theyre hard, but they're grind for the sake of grind. I can destroy a tank with the xbow or rifle he grenades. However, im not gonna gimp myself for having a gadget soley for a slim chance a tank i come across will have enough damage for me to take ot out.

    Same with the limpet on armored cars. If armpred cars were not used as taxis and were a viable threat and not abandoned after they get to a flag, id go after them and use a limpet on destroying them. But theyre not. Theyre taxis and im not gonna go out of my way to destroy 25 of them with a limpet. Its stupid grind for the sake of grind.
  • BaconRebellion
    1729 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Most of those are just heavy grind for sake of heavy grind. Starter grinds make no sense at all as most of the players already got lvl 50 for each class so there should be at least different types of rewards not just 50K XP for a specific class.
    Also, "destroying 10 tanks with crossbow nades" and "Obtain 5 kills with sawtooth knife' are a bit too much as I think I've got like 2 vehicles destructions with crossbow and not many people around managed to build sawtooth knife. Those ones have to be adjusted to be more reasonable.
    Edit: I'm sure any kind of dlc or assignment weapon or map shouldn't be involved with these unlocks as specializations aren't tied to dlc content so every player should be able to obtain them.

    Its not that theyre hard, but they're grind for the sake of grind. I can destroy a tank with the xbow or rifle he grenades. However, im not gonna gimp myself for having a gadget soley for a slim chance a tank i come across will have enough damage for me to take ot out.

    Same with the limpet on armored cars. If armpred cars were not used as taxis and were a viable threat and not abandoned after they get to a flag, id go after them and use a limpet on destroying them. But theyre not. Theyre taxis and im not gonna go out of my way to destroy 25 of them with a limpet. Its stupid grind for the sake of grind.

    It was exactly what I said. These assignments are going to be a chore with a reward which won't be worth the time for most of those. Some crybabies asked for gigantic amount fo grind as they are bored playing the game and Dice listened for some reason. Now we're getting the unending grindfest. Congratulations!

    And i agree with you completely
  • TickTak77
    4484 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Just want to piggy back on the "chore" nature of these assignments. Anything that feels like a chore, and relies on LUCK, is inherently poorly designed.

    Though I suspect this is all by design - they will want you racking your hair out trying to get these done, because there's very little else to do in the game.
  • llPhantom_Limbll
    1119 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    TickTak77 wrote: »
    Just want to piggy back on the "chore" nature of these assignments. Anything that feels like a chore, and relies on LUCK, is inherently poorly designed.

    Though I suspect this is all by design - they will want you racking your hair out trying to get these done, because there's very little else to do in the game.

    So playing the game is not an option? I thought as much.
  • Private_UMPalot
    4234 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    edited August 10
    Take your time with this Dice, let's say a Q2 2018 release. :D
  • BobsAndVegane
    537 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Giving the option to skip the dumb ones (like the headshotting a pilot with a scout rifle) is definitely a step in the right direction. However, I think DICE needs to realize that people are not going to like using the rifle grenades or grenade crossbows any more if their use is mandatory to unlock something (or potentially mandatory, in this case).

    At least there isn't a time limit to accomplish these.
  • TEKNOCODE
    5432 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Dices love affair with rifle grenades.

    Never. Used. One.
  • 1Arnavut
    117 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    People have been missing that you only have to do 5 of 6 tasks for the Specialisation missions. There *are* a few nasty ones (25 vehicles with HE rifle grenades - kill 5 with Sawtooth - kill 5 elites with K Bullets) but given you can skip one in each group, I think these will be missions that require actual effort, but are totally doable.

    I expect a huge amount of salt is incoming, though. This time I'm staying out of it.

    and im expecting you to answer every single one of them like a true battlefield fanboi.
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