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How are Battlepacks awarded in Battlefield 1? Are players chosen at random at the end of a match, or is there some skill/merit involved in determining who gets a Battlepack?

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From the Battlepack wikia page:

Battlepacks are content packages featured in Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline, as well as the upcoming Battlefield 1 that add a new layer of persistance and element of chance to multiplayer.

This would imply that receiving a battlepack is based on chance rather than skill.

Here's another article that suggests you just get them randomly:

Unlike in the past, Battlefield 1 players can earn battlepacks simply by playing the game.

Here's another that explicitly says it's random:

The chances of you receiving one at the end of a match is random; we've heard some players not getting any for a number of hours, while we got our first at the end of our second match, so it's a case of keeping playing until they start landing in your lap.

Based on this article, it sounds a lot like the case system in CS:GO.

Battlepacks are being simplified to a degree. There's now only a single type--a plain old Battlepack--you'll earn by playing.

Although, a major difference between cases and battlepacks is here:

Weapon skins or bonus items you're not interested in can be broken down into Scrap, a currency you can use to buy more Battlepacks, including Enhanced and Superior versions. These Battlepacks can only be purchased with Scrap and guarantee you'll receive higher-rarity weapon skins. In other words, destroying things you don't want gives you a better chance to unlock weapon skins you'd otherwise be less likely to earn through a standard Battlepack.

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  • I want to call BS on 'chance'. Everytime I've been in the top 5 in the end game screen, I've gotten one. I think it's something like luck + rank last game or something like that.
    – FoxMcCloud
    Oct 27, 2016 at 15:10
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    @ChaseC See, that's what I was confused on. I see that at the end of a game, 4 players are randomly selected at the bottom of the screen, but do those players listed with impressive in-match accomplishments get them too? Oct 27, 2016 at 15:50
  • Good to know, i have been wondering too, havent seen a pattern, so random makes sense (but is also a little frustrating too). It would be awesome to know what that RNG roll breaks down to though, if anyone can see the code on PC.
    – Dpeif
    Oct 27, 2016 at 16:07
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    @kaizerwolf I think the accomplishments give you a higher chance at getting them. I have no proof of this except this is what it feels like after every match I play.
    – FoxMcCloud
    Oct 27, 2016 at 17:07
  • Since I have the game I only have gotten one battlepack after around 20 rounds. How am I supposed to get new stuff if I get them so rarely? I hope it's not depending on skill, because that would mean that good players get more stuff to make them better while bad players don't get anything. When I got my battlepack it wasn't after a particularly good round, I was rather bad.
    – Exa
    Oct 28, 2016 at 5:46

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