EA reveals Battlefield 1 Collector’s Edition featuring the Harlem Hellfighters

Battlefield 1

We are literally hot off the heels of EA’s big Battlefield 1 reveal to the public, and they’re already giving us more to salivate over. They’ve decided to raise the curtains on 2 extra editions that will be available alongside the standard game. That’s right, so there will be a total of 3 to choose from, Standard, Deluxe and Collector.

Now it’s pretty easy to determine what comes with the Standard Edition, as it’s just the game. The Deluxe Edition will cost $79.99 and will include the following:

  • Early Access on October 18th
  • Hellfighter Pack
  • Red Baron Pack
  • Lawrence of Arabia Pack
  • 5 Battlepacks

For those that want a bit more, you can drop the $220 on the Collector’s Edition which comes with everything in Deluxe, as well as:

  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition Game
  • 14 inch tall statue
  • Exclusive steel book
  • Exclusive cloth poster
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Messenger pigeon tube with exclusive DLC
  • Exclusive patch
  • Premium packaging

Now there hasn’t been anything said yet if the Season Pass will be included on the Collector’s Edition, but I’d imagine if you’re paying $220, it should come with it.

I’d like to take a moment to talk about the cover character and statue that EA chose to go with (small bit of a history lesson). It’s based on an actual real-life infantry regiment from the Army, the 369th Infantry Regiment (15th New York National Guard) to be exact. This group of soldiers were known as the Harlem Hellfighters, mostly all hailing from, you guessed it, New York.

The regiment was based of minorities (African American and Puerto Rican mostly), but were known as one of the toughest to ever fight on a battlefield. The “Hellfighter” part of their name was given by the German soldiers, as they never gave up any ground to the enemy, nor did they lose a soldier to capture. Besides all of the history that the game itself will contain, I’m quite pleased that EA decided to honor an actual group of soldiers, and not have just any generic soldier on the cover art.

Battlefield 1 hits stores on October 21st, 2016, for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Check out the trailer below if you haven’t seen it yet.

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