Horses out , Frenchmen – if the community asked a question about Battlefield 1, it was probably just this: What exactly does the netcode do and how high is the tick rate? The answer has now appeared at the EA Play Event, after resourceful players have looked into the options : The playable version ran with 60 Hertz and thus with the tick rate, in Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline only since the “High Tickrate” update from the Autumn last year is usable.

Too many surprises us: The developers have already confirmed several times that Battlefield 1 should use all the improvements from Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline. For PC’ler this could mean that the tick rate can go up to a maximum of 144 Hertz, which is the highest of the feelings in the two most recent titles and heaves the technical side to a level with Counterstrike. A confirmation for this is still missing.

For those who do not know what the netcode is and what it all means: The game must constantly tell the server what we are doing and the server must also share the information of other players with us. The higher the so-called tick rate is, the more often servers and game information send, which benefits the gaming experience: everything looks smoother and more direct; weird situations, laggs, gambling players and the like are reduced.