Specializations have been in Battlefield since the very beginning, but surprisingly they never made it into Battlefield 1. Well, with an upcoming update, they'll finally make their way into Battlefield 1.
Players will be able to pick up to three perks at once, from a collection of 15 different perks.
The new perk and specialization system will first make its way to the PC public test environment for the community and developer testing. It may then take some time for any issues to be ironed out before it's pushed to all live servers on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
To begin with, Battlefield 1 will give players the three same specializations to play with. This may change in the future, but for now, players will have decreased damage from explosives, reduced suppression, and quicker heal regeneration. Players will then need to play more and complete Service Assignments to unlock the rest of the 15 specializations.
If you are on the PC and would like to take part in the community test so that you can try out the specializations early, you'll need to go to the Battlefield 1 website and sign up. It should be noted that once you've signed up, you'll only be able to play on specific community tests servers when playing the community test version. You won't have access to these specializations on the standard servers.