The Battlefield series is all about Easter egg, from giant sharks in Battlefield 4, to the donuts in Hardline and beyond, there’s always room for hidden references in Battlefield 1. More than that, the latest in the storied FPS franchise includes unique historically accurate gadgets, gear, and weapons – old technology that most players have never seen before.
So far, we’ve uncovered Morse code messages, miniature guns, and one particular Mirror’s Edge namedrop. There’s bound to be more, and we’ll keep this article updated with the latest, greatest Easter eggs. Check back often for new updates, and make sure to leave us a comment if you’ve found something awesome.
More Battlefield 1 collectibles, secrets, and extra info:
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- Battlefield 1: How to Get the Cavalry Kit | Map Location Guide
- Battlefield 1: Elite Classes & Kit Locations Guide
- Battlefield 1: How to Improve PC Performance | FPS Stuttering Fixes
All the Easter Eggs We’ve Found [So Far!]
World War 1 was a time of great invention, and an era usually ignored by the world of big budget FPS video games. That gives the developers at DICE plenty of room to mine the strange, unknown details of WW1 for oddball inclusions, Easter eggs, and references.
Join us as we track down and upload everything awesome there is to find in Battlefield 1.
The World’s Tiniest Gun
The world’s most miniature gun makes an appearance in Battlefield 1 — and it is absolutely ridiculous. Held between the thumb and index finger, this dainty pocket-sized gun is called the Kolibri. This tiny weapon fires 2mm bullets, and was (at one point) available commercially to the public. The magazine holds 8 rounds.
- How to Unlock: Reach Rank 10 in Multiplayer, than purchase the sidearm for 150 warbonds.
The gun is so small, it can’t be held in the palm of your hand. Instead, you’ll have to pinch the pistol’s grip between forefinger and thumb to get a grip. There’s really nothing else like it, just look at the reload animation, courtesy of a video by Youtuber Turtle.
Designed by a watch-maker, the tiny gun isn’t exactly a deadly threat. The 2mm bullets will barely put a scratch on your opponents, but you can still earn kills with the sidearm. A totally unique little weapon, think of it more like a novelty taunt. Nobody wants to get killed by the smallest gun in history.
Bessie & Faith
In the opening cutscene of the singleplayer campaign “Through Mud and Blood” — eagle-eyed viewers might notice a word marked onto the interior of the tank. In white chalk, lookout for the word “Faith” — a common word, one that the God-fearing soldiers depicted in The Great War are pretty likely to have in mind before rolling into the deadly No Man’s Lands of WW1.
But, Faith holds a special meaning to the developers at DICE. Their previous game, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst starred Faith Connors, a parkour expert that helps expose corruption in the futuristic city of Glass. The Mirror’s Edge franchise is clearly close to DICE, who are usually too busy producing Battlefield sequels to find time for their single-player only adventures.
There’s also an usual amount of focus on the protagonist’s white gloves. At the end of the campaign, our hero leaves his red, blood-stained gloves behind, resting them on his faithful tank. Is this a callback to Faith’s red gloves? Or her penchant for white / red clothing? It’s probably just a visual metaphor, completely unconnected to the Mirror’s Edge franchise, but that “Faith” chalk is still a worthwhile reference to another awesome series by DICE.
Calling in Coordinates – Morse Code Translation
When at a capture point and calling in an artillery strike, you’ll hear a short radio message and a string of Morse code over the telegraph. Back in the day, Morse code was used heavily to send encoded or secret messages — so artillery strike coordinates probably fall into that category.
The use of Morse code over a traditional modern radio isn’t really the weird part. We expect to see some charming, old, out-dated communication methods in World War 1. Carrier Pigeons also appear in the campaign (and are even playable!) but the important aspect of this particular Easter egg is the translation.
That’s right — the in-game Morse code message can be translated. By inputting the dots and dashes into an online translator, it’s very easy to decipher exactly what is being transmitted. It’s the word — “MORSE” — yes, that’s it.
Anyone with a passing familiarity with Morse code probably knew that short string couldn’t encompass more than a single word. Messages sent over Morse code weren’t exactly short — you’d need a specialist on-hand to quickly translate, a specialized skill most troopers wouldn’t be prepared to handle.