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, 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.

Seen something newsworthy? Tell us!

Leon Hurley
Managing editor for guides

I'm GamesRadar's Managing Editor for guides, which means I run GamesRadar's guides and tips content. I also write reviews, previews and features, largely about horror, action adventure, FPS and open world games. I previously worked on Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website.