DICE pushed an update to the Battlefield 1 Community Test Environment today which introduced new weapon variants for the existing Class Rank 10 weapons. The developers also began their Ammo 2.0 Initiative, introduced the new revive indicator, and implemented many more adjustments on the CTE. You can find all the details of the latest CTE Patch here.
Battlefield 1's new Rank 10 weapon variants should be available to all players, regardless of DLC, when the patch is pushed to Live Servers. Just as with the new weapons in They Shall Not Pass, you'll have to work through the weapon's Assignment to unlock it.
Hellriegel 1915 Defensive
Compared to the original Hellriegel, the Defensive variant sees a reduction in both accuracy and hip fire accuracy, but receives a bonus to control. If you're a hip-shooter kind of Battlefield player you may not want to opt for this variant. However, if you normally aim down the sights for every kill regardless of spacing then this should be quite beneficial.
Selbstlader 1906 Sniper
There's honestly no real downside to this Selbstlader weapon variant. Dropping a bit of hip fire accuracy for fair gains on each other weapon stat? Easy choice. Unfortunately you may take a while unlocking it since Rifle Grenades are wonky and don't one-shot infantry at full health (unless of course the shot was in their chest).
The new Battlefield 1 weapon variant of the Martini-Henry is absolutely absurd. If you thought the weapon was already over-powered, this one might send you reeling. The Martini-Henry Sniper has maxed out damage, with no downside. Plus, the new variant has a scope.
Huot Automatic Optical
The Support's new weapon variant, the Huot Automatic Optical, is not too impressive. The gun drops quite a bit in accuracy and control, even with the better optics. So far, the weapon's somewhat disappointing. Keep in mind, however, that these are for the new variant in the Community Test Environment and can still be changed.
The new Rank 10 weapon variants for each class are available right now on the Battlefield 1 Community Test Environment on PC. The new guns will be implemented in a future patch for all platforms, including Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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