Watch Battlefield 1's pigeon mission which is totally a thing that's happening

For a while now there have been rumours of playable pigeons in Battlefield 1 (opens in new tab), treading a fine line between WTF? and 'just about crazys enough to be true'. 

It's true. 

Early on in the single player campaign there's a mission called Through Mud and Blood where you play a tank crew overrun by enemy force. Their solution to the problem is to release a pigeon back to HQ with coordinates to call in an artillery strike. This then plays out with you as the bird, flying back through a series of floating rings to complete the objective. I promise you I’m not making this up. Watch.

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Leon Hurley
Senior Guides Co-ordinator

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.