Battlefield 1 is among the best new games of the fall, a visceral and fast-paced online multiplayer shooter that’s attracting millions of players to its online servers. But for many of those players, especially those new to the series, the system by which users obtain Battlepacks, weapons, weapon skins, and other items is a bit confusing. Battlepacks, for instance, are purchased using scraps, but what exactly are scraps, and how do you get them?
Here’s how all of this works: Basically, Battlepacks are given to random players at the conclusion of each match, and those packs contain weapon skins. The other way of getting Battlepacks is to purchase them using scraps. Scraps can only be obtained by getting rid of weapon skins you have received through Battlepacks. This is the only way you can get Battlepacks other than being randomly gifted them at the ends of matches.
Basically, then, when you’re lucky enough to get a Battlepack, go through it and see what skins you want and what skins you don’t, or what skins you already have. Then, get rid of the ones you don’t need, get scraps, and eventually you’ll have enough scraps to get a whole new Battlepack.
To tear down some of your unneeded weapon skins for scraps, here’s what you need to do:
- From the main menu, head to the “more” tab
- Select “Battlepacks”
- Head to the “inventory” tab
- Find the weapon skin you’d like to get rid of. When you highlight a weapon skin, the game will tell you how many scraps it’s worth
- Press whatever button corresponds to scraping the weapon item; obviously, it’s different on PS4, Xbox One and PC
- Hit “OK”
While you’re in that “more” menu, you can see your inventory of scraps on the top right corner of the screen. The only purpose of scraps is to buy Battlepacks, and there are three types: regular Battlepacks, Enhanced Battlepacks, and Superior Battlepacks. Each of the packs only gives you a single skin, but Superior Battlepacks have a better chance of containing a Legendary skin than the regular packs, and Superior Battlepacks always give you a Legendary skin. Enhanced Battlepacks also sometimes give you a melee weapon piece or an XP boost, and a Superior Battlepack has an even higher chance of giving you those two things.
It’s important to note that Battlepacks do not contain actual weapons; they only contain weapon skins. The weapons themselves are purchased using War Bonds, and you can only get those bonds by leveling your way through the game.
Also worth noting is how the “revision” system works. You may have noticed that next to the Battlepacks, you’ll see a menu identifying weapons that are contained in a certain revision. Each revision is basically a collection of skins that you can possibly receive from Battlepacks, and they’re constantly being rotated. Things started off with Revision 1 at launch, but on October 27th, Revision 2 went live. Depending on when you open a Battlepack, then, there may be an entirely different collection of weapon skin possibilities.