I'm new to Battlefield and I need to know if there is an easy way to difference between allies and enemies. I mean, in Star Wars Battlefront is easy for me to difference between rebels and empire uniforms, but is a little bit more difficult to me in Battlefield 1 because I'm not familiar with WW uniforms. I have to add that I'm daltonic so it's not easy to me relate them to colors. Is there another way? probably a mark or text or symbol near the soldier? Because right know I can only realize that is an enemy if he starts shooting me.
Probably the easiest way to recognize enemies in this game is to look at what they have on their head + details of the uniforms.
Next, it's important to know which faction you are and which one you are playing against.
Ottoman Empire vs British Empire
- Fao Fortress
- Sinai Desert
Austro-Hungarian Empire vs Kingdom of Italy
- Empire's Edge
- Monte Grappa
British/US vs German Empire
- St Quentin Scar
- Argonne Forest
- Ballroom Blitz
This handy youtube video also shows you this information, but it uses the color to distinguish the enemies from the friendlies.
There is a way to make enemies distinct from allies: Spotting.
This will put a diamond-shaped, red mark over the head of an enemy soldier for you and all of your allies on the map. The mark does not last particularly long, but the color is affected by the colorbind options for the UI, if that is useful to you.
Allies have blue, green, or yellow icons over their heads that are circles. Allies appear on the minimap as blue dots, enemies that have been spotted or are firing weapons appear as red dots.
As far as visually distinct, there are several different factions in BF1 - it's not as simple as Rebellion vs. Empire - and frankly as someone who is not colorblind I have trouble telling them apart. Many of the uniforms are simply drab grey or brown.
Good ways to identify an enemy solider are:
- Look for a mark indicating spotted enemies.
- Look on your minimap for any enemy activity (taking objectives)
- Look for players near objectives that do not belong to you, or players heading towards objectives that do belong to you
- Look for soldiers shooting at your allies or you (not terribly useful in the moment, I know)
A lot of this can also be chalked up to "game sense", as you play the game more you'll naturally develop a better feel for where the enemies will be coming from to take objectives, and when there is an enemy presence at key points on the map.