Specializations are a gameplay mechanic featured in Battlefield 1 for players classes and vehicles.
Class Specializations were introduced in the In the Name of the Tsar expansion. Functioning similar to Battlefield 3, specializations offer additional benefits to players. These affect can affect movement, damage reduction, spotting, suppression, gadget use, etc.
When the HUD is active, Class Specializations will also show when they are in effect, showing a white square around them with the icon showing in black when activated by their trigger conditions. Timed specializations will display a timer, with a white box filling in like a clock when on cooldown.
Afflictions are a group of specializations introduced in the Apocalypse expansion. Rather. Rather than confer perks like other specializations, afflictions penalize the player in some way. This adds an an additional challenge for players to overcome by forcing them to adopt a certain playstyle or directly punishing them for their mistakes. Their use is required to complete a number of the "Climbing the Ranks" assignments.
Life is precious; don't throw it away (Each death deducts 200 points from your round score)
Reduces round score by 200 points for each death.
Score 10,000 points
You see yourself as the hero and want everyone to know it (Once you are spotted, you remain spotted until death)
The player is spotted until death once spotted by an enemy player.
Score 20,000 points
You seem to always run out of ammo and must loot the battlefield for more (You only carry one magazine per weapon)
The player only carries a single magazine per weapon.
Score 30,000 points
Death comes for us all; quicker for some than others (Lose 1 health per second; performing a kill stalls the poison for 10 seconds)
Reduces health by 1 point per second. Obtaining a kill will negate effect for 10 seconds to allow for healing with Medkits and First Aid Packs.
Score 40,000 points
After seeing the effects of gas firsthand you never want to experience it for yourself (You cannot remove your gas mask)
Cut content The subject of this article, Specializations (Battlefield 1), has been cut from the final version of a Battlefield game.
Aura Specializations were four specializations that were in the Community Test Environment. Intended to be added in the Turning Tides expansion, they were ulitmately cut based on player and developer feedback.