Battlefield 1 multiplayer rewards players with something called Battlepacks as well as scrap and puzzle pieces. With so many non-specific reward packages, it can be confusing to figure out what you're actually getting when you finish a game. Here's everything you need to know about Battlepacks, Scrap, and Puzzle Pieces.
As you play the multiplayer in Battlefield 1, you'll get the usual reward of experience to level the different classes, but you'll also get different items that correspond to different weapons. This guide will explain what Battlepacks, Scrap, and Puzzle Pieces are, as well as how to get them and what benefits each provide. The guide will be divided into three sections, one devoted to each collectible.
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Much like in previous Battlefields, Battlepacks contain weapon skins, which may not be apparent from the “May Contain” messages you see in the sidebar when looking at one. No, you're not getting improved weapons through random drops in Battlepacks. It's not a pay-to-win thing, but rather a way to let you change the appearance of your guns.
One of the ways you can get Battlepacks is as a reward at the end of a multiplayer match. A grouping of users will appear who seemingly earned Battlepacks, but the reality is that who gets chosen to get one is entirely random. If you're looking to score a lot of Battlepacks, then prepare to grind out a lot of multiplayer matches.
The other way to get Battlepacks is by using Scrap to buy them in the Battlepacks screen. Battlepacks come in three flavors: the regular Battlepack, Enhanced, and Superior. Regular Battlepacks cost 200 Scrap and can have skins of all rarities. The Enhanced Battlepack costs 450 and gives you a greater chance of getting a Legendary skin and a bonus item. The Superior Battlepack costs 900 and has a guaranteed Legendary in it as well as an even more increased chance at getting a bonus item. You can absolutely open a Legenday in a normal Battlepack, but the more expensive options increases your chances greatly.
Also note that each Battlepack comes from different sets known as Revisions, which contain different skins and rotate periodically to keep the possible skin pulls fresh.
When you get a skin you don't want, you can convert it into Scrap, which is used in the Battlepack store to buy more Battlepacks. Trashing a Special skin gets you 30 Scrap, 90 for a Distinguished one, and 270 for a Legendary. This is the only way to get Scrap, so naturally you're going to have to have gotten Battlepacks from random rewards after multiplayer matches in order to start trashing weapons for scrap to buy more Battlepacks.
Basically you need to start grinding multiplayer matches until you earn one or two Battlepacks, decide which skins you don't want to keep, then start buying more Battlepacks, which will then get you more scrap from skins you don't want. It's a vicious cycle, but if you're in the market for skins, you're going to need to put up with it.
Puzzle pieces are a new feature to the Battlefield series, and they're pretty self-explanatory: Get five of a certain kind of puzzle piece, and you'll score one of two different melee weapon skins currently on offer. Puzzle pieces have a chance of appearing in Battlepacks in place of a weapon skin, and are more likely to be found in the more premium Battlepacks.
The melee weapons currently on offer through Puzzle Pieces are the Bartek Bludgeon and the Sawtooth Knife, and though there hasn't been word of if/when new weapons would appear, leaks suggest that they may be incoming soon.