AI Bots for single player is the one thing that is missing from this game. No AI, no play.
Jarhead. Their is a bot wave mode. In which you fight off waves of bots entering your trenches. But they are in no way smart. I find it fun though for a bit. You really should have friends to do that with though.
It should also be noted that it's still buggy; some comments I put on their forums:
" Sick of having my screen not show what the enemy is actually doing!!!! Is their some sort of master server in europe slowing things down? I am in the AU server with a ping on 40.
I tried playing in a different region and that is when the problem was literally unplayable. I could loose a whole pisol mag at point blank and not hit anything.
I don't have problems on US servers in other games. But in this one it seems their is even animation and general lag in 40 ping servers!"
"Exactly! I am so glad that others and not just me can see this as well.
I always have a hard time seeing that they released the same game on console leaving the PC version in this state. It's such an awesome game and would be my go to if it actually was playable. As it is I generally log on go and fight some. Realise how bad the netcode is making the experience and almost rage quit.... then play some more trying to ignore the animations and just twitch shoot. But eventually you realise that you cannot shoot something that is not showing properly. Then sometimes you get the unfair advantage of seeing the enemy first when they should see you and it feels better for a bit.
I own BF1 and that runs very nicely and everything is smooth as silk. But the game play is not really reflective of ww1 and just a COD run n gun, squads encircle you in 1 or 2 seconds of running and the maps are so small you can just about shoot anybody with small arms across entire maps. I'd rather play this but it's the opposite. Good gameplay but poorly optimised.
The devs don't even seem to be able to reproduce the problem but I am sure most of us see it. How could we not?"