You can’t talk about Call of Duty without mentioning Battlefield, arguably the franchise’s biggest rival. Whenever a new Battlefield game is released, there is certain to be a COD entry following close behind. The
two were embroiled in an endless game of chicken with neither one willing to swerve out of harm’s way—and it was hurting Battlefield.
Unlike Call of Duty, Battlefield 1’s departure from modern warfare was met with praise. Taking the series to WWI allowed them to create a great campaign mode with an engaging story told through a number of unconnected vignettes.
Without Battlefield 1, the franchise would have likely fallen into the same tailspin that is currently plaguing COD. This is one series that won’t go down without a fight (or forcing players to buy new maps).