Battlefield 1 will see some changes now that its extended beta period is over. The most important? Horses will no longer be galloping death machines.

In a post on the official Battlefield 1 website, lead world designer Daniel Berlin outlined some of the alterations being made to the game as a result of player feedback. Small changes are coming to speed up the game’s Conquest Mode but the most important news is that horses are not going to be so damn tough.


“We agree that Horses can take a few too many rounds at the moment,” Berlin stated in the post.

One of the largest concerns during the beta was the durability and effectiveness of the mountable horses in the game. You really did not want to screw with any equine opposition during the beta. They were neigh unstoppable. It seems that the developer is well aware of how tough those hooved demons were. Alongside nerfs to the effectiveness of tanks, horses will also be made a bit less intimidating.

“It’s true, we’re nerfing the horse,” the game’s official Twitter account tweeted today. “And yes, that was a really fun tweet to write.”

Thank goodness, I say. Horses were tough bastards in the beta. With this nerf, I might finally be able to sleep again. If I close my eyes, I can still hear the whinnies...

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