After playing the Battlefield One Closed-Alpha for a while I can say for the most part it is GREAT for an Alpha. This Alpha is better than Battlefield 4 was on it's release. The test map, St. Quentin Scar is stunning compared to other Battlefield Alpha’s map. Everything big and small is completely destructible and well rendered on the map compared to Battlefield 4’s Alpha, where there was hardly anything you could destroy on it's Siege of Shanghai map.
Gunner in attack plane!
In the Bomber.
The BF4 Siege of Shanghai map in Alpha had no textures on anything but the water, vehicles and soldiers. Most of the ground and all of the buildings had the exact same sandstone texture.
D flag Siege of Shanghai
A flag Siege of Shanghai with poorly render soldiers!
The map is beautifully rendered with greater detail then in Battlefield 4’s current offering. The weather does change but so far I have seen only clear skies, heavy fog and hard rain. As of now the weather is the same for the whole round, it starts and ends with one of those three modes.
Vew in the rain!
Tank view in the rain!
The fog on the ground!
The Sound for the Vehicles is very fitting to the period, the diesels in the tanks and armor cars sound very appropriate for each. The planes look and sound as they should for the time period, the engine sounds when climbing, banking or diving is very fitting.
The damage model is very good and you will see the cloth skin missing where the plane was hit as well as any wood structural damage. All vehicles are repairable by the driver as long as they are the one that spawned into it or picked up a driver’s/pilot’s kit. You repair by holding X down for a period of time and you will hear a wrenching sound and see a circle timer on screen to know your progress. While repairing you are immobile and if you shoot are take any fire the repair must start over.
The Zeppelin or Behemoth as it is called in BF1 is well a Behemoth on all accounts, size and fire power. It really has to be seen to understand it's masive size.
The size of the Behemoth can be seen here!
The Behemoth can take a lot of damage.
While I have seen a few glitches like when crashing an Armoured car into a building it’s tires ans undercarriage became stuck in the floor. There was also strange lens flares once in a while, like the sun shining off a window but out of place and too bright.
Glitched Armoured car. The small multi-colored object is part of a plane. (wood and fabric)
Strange light glitch.