Battlefield 1 alpha Dominion mode gameplay

Our last dip into the Battlefield 1 alpha was on the map The St. Quentin Scar in Conquest mode. This time around we're back on the same map but in the more intimate Dominion mode. Dominion plays just like Conquest, but with only three control points to battle over. That gave us more opportunity to fight in closed quarters with Battlefield 1's interesting variety of automatic weapons.

World War I purists may not love how many machine guns there are in Battlefield 1, but every gun we put our hands on in the alpha felt great to fire, partially thanks to the incredible, punchy sound design.

Expect to find out more about the Battlefield 1 alpha as more players get their hands on it.

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).