EA and DICE have revealed the fresh new content coming to Battlefield 1 in the near future. Battlefield 1 launched in November of last year, and it’s about time we saw some more content to keep combat alive and well. Following the free map update in December, fans surely want new places to fight over, and this DLC will fit perfectly.
Four new maps will join the selection titled ‘They Shall Not Pass’ when the update lands, and while March is still a long way away, we at least get a glimpse and a description of each map. As well as that, you will be fighting as the French (depending on your side) in these maps, bringing their own weapons and voices to the game.
The opening barrage of the Battle of Verdun created massive forest fires in which players will fight for domination. This is an uphill battle towards the massive fortresses of Verdun. A constant grinding struggle where the artillery never stops. Where the forge and “the Devil’s Anvil” continues to consume even the bravest combatants.
The first big engagement inside a fort during World War 1 takes place in the dark underworld of Fort Vaux. Down in the maze of dark galleries and wet stone corridors, French and Germans fight ferociously with grenades, guns, bayonets, and flamethrowers. Watch your corners!
Take part in one of the biggest tank assaults of World War 1. The French 10th Army moves to take back Soissons using their powerful Saint Chamond tanks. Planes, tanks, and infantry clash in the beautiful French countryside in the early hours of a hot summer day. Only the thunderstorm is louder than the war.
In dire need to capture key bridges across the Aisne river, the French find themselves back into battlefields where poppies grow over a rusty wreck from previous tank battles. It might seem calm but this maze of steel beasts provides an excellent place for those who plan an ambush. As the sun sets over Fontenoy, the battle wakes up.
A new game mode will also join the action, called Frontlines. “Experience a mix of Conquest and Rush as you fight for chained control points in a tug-of-war frontline. Both teams fight for one flag at a time and when this objective is captured the action moves on to the next. Capture the enemy’s HQ control point and the game turns into a Rush-style section where telegraph posts need to be attacked or defended.”
Some new vehicles are on their way too, which you can see in detail on the game’s blog.