Battlefield 1 has been out in the wild for a few weeks now, and safe to say it’s tramping the competition both critically and commercially. I thought it was the best shooter of the year up to the point of its release, and even with Titanfall 2 now out in the wild and Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare among us, that opinion still stands.
Aside from its fantastic campaign, the multiplayer is also pretty special. Millions of people have played it, thanks in part to Battlefield 1 selling more at launch than Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline combined.
The studio behind the classic, DICE, has now released some fascinating — and confronting — statistics about the game, and some of them are just utterly insane.
Firstly let’s get the not-so-crazy stats out of the way:
- 59 million hours of gameplay
- 9 million hours in Operation Mode
- 1.6 million Behemoths called
- 32 million Battlepacks earned
- Sentries, Flame Troopers, and Tank Hunters took out 123,084 horses
- Most used melee weapon is the Scout Knife
- Conquer Hell is the most popular Operation
- 842,426 pigeons released in War Pigeons Mode
- 2 average weather changes per game
Pretty stock-standard, right? Don’t worry: here’s where things get crazy.
Firstly, there have been 5.8 million deaths from being run over from horses. That’s crazy in and of itself, but it goes to show how DICE has nailed the era. The 5.5 by tanks is no surprise, nor are the 1.6 by bikes and trucks.
But, somehow, 330,000 people have been run over by planes. That’s right: under “Roadkill Stats”, there are 330,000 deaths listed by plane. What in the high hell?
Check out the infographic here.