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"Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire are deadlocked among the Alps. Braced by snow-capped mountains, neither side can find a way to dislodge their enemy. Meanwhile, the Italian mountaineer regiment Arditi prepares an unorthodox assault. Don your Arditi armor and head up a mountainside as Italian and Austrian forces clash over a strategic fort."

— Official Website Description[1]



Avanti Savoia! is a chapter featured in the singleplayer campaign of Battlefield 1.

The player takes the role of Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola, a soldier in the Royal Italian Army's Arditi regiment as he is in search for his brother Matteo while fighting to push back Austro-Hungarian forces in the Italian Alps.

Synopsis

O La Vittoria

Luca Vincenzo Cocchiola, a war veteran, tells his daughter, Becca, his experience in World War I, as he supports his brother, Matteo, in a battle after their 21st birthday.

Matteo is assigned to a unit to capture a fort held by Austro-Hungarian forces, and Luca is to support Matteo's battalion. Luca dons a suit of armor and is armed with a MG 08/15 machine gun. Luca and his unit must capture a church fortified with enemies, encountering flame troopers along the way.

After capturing the church, Luca finds that an artillery emplacement is targeting the Italian forces. Killing all enemies along the way, Luca destroys the artillery gun with explosives. However, an anti-aircraft gun is found destroying allied planes, and Luca must eliminate all enemies.

After eliminating all enemies, bomber planes arrive on the scene. Luca drops his MG and proceeds to destroy incoming bombers targeting Matteo and the Italians. However, the enemies turn their heads on Luca and proceed to try and kill him, but his armor protects him nonetheless.

However, the planes escaped, proceeding to bomb the mountain and create a landslide, burying all on the ground. A plane is falling with a broken wing, and Luca runs to escape the plane, but fails to do so.

O Tutti Accoppati

Luca survived the crash. He comments to Becca that he had "went to hell". Matteo is nowhere to be found, so he takes off his armor, and picks up a Villar Perosa submachine gun to find Matteo.

After going down the crash site, Italian forces are found surrounded by Austro-Hungarians in an outpost. Fortunately, there were weapon crates the Italians can use to counter the enemy. After Luca defends the outpost from the enemy, Luca proceeds to find Matteo in the fort. Along the way, he encounters Matteo's unit taking refuge, and Luca can go underground or use the sides to get in the fort. After getting in the fort, Luca must clear the area of enemies before finding Matteo.

After clearing the enemies, Luca finds a door and sees dead Italian soldiers. He was having high hopes that Matteo escaped but finally finds Matteo's corpse. Luca mourns and weeps his brother's corpse, commenting in the present who decides such things. Luca, in the present, greets Matteo Buon compleanno, a happy birthday in Italian.

Trivia

  • "Avanti Savoia!" an Italian phrase that loosely translates as "Long live Savoy!".
  • The names of the chapter's two segments are part of the Arditi Regiment's motto, "O la vittoria, o tutti accoppati!" ("We either win, or we all die!") and the soldier yells it at the start of the mission.
  • At the end of "O la Vittoria", when player controls the AA gun, about 15 Artillery Trucks with Austrian camouflage and symbols can be seen staying in the valley. They gradually get destroyed by enemy bombers. It is unknown why Austrian pilots attack their teammates. It is also possible that these trucks actually belong to Italians (Matteo's unit), which would make more sense and it was an oversight with the developer's part.


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