So, we finally have local Battlefield 1 servers. Pretty sweet, right? No. No, it’s not. Now that I can’t blame high latency for my lacklustre performance anymore, I’m facing the reality that I might just be the worst Battlefield 1 player in existence. Maybe I’ll get better before its first bit of DLC drops this month.
Speaking of DLC, DICE has detailed all four of the game’s major expansions currently in the works, and they all sound kind of amazing. Oh, and if you’re still undecided about getting the game, you can try it out for free this weekend.
The game’s first DLC pack is called They Shall Not Pass, and it’ll finally add the French army to the fight. But you probably already knew that since DICE provided a ton of information about the pack back in January. But now, thanks to an update over on the developer’s blog detailing the game’s season pass, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect in all four of Battlefield 1‘s major expansions.
Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass
“Play as one of the most ferocious armies in WW1 – the French. Engage in the savage fighting around the furnace of Verdun, and descend into the bowels of Fort de Vaux where barbarous battles rage in the gas-filled corridors. Take part in the largest tank assault of the war by the Aisne riverbanks.”
Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar
“Enter the biggest front of WW1 with the Russian Army. Ride in Galicia with the legendary Hussars during the Brusilov offensive. Partake in the skirmishes of the Albion assault in a freezing archipelago and fight in the snow covered ravines of the treacherous Lupkow Pass.”
Battlefield 1: Turning Tides
“Participate in the amphibious warfare of WW1. Embark with the new destroyer into intense tactical naval clashes. Master the coastal class airship in the fierce interplay between land, air and sea. Engage in the daredevil Zeebrugge raid and storm the beaches in the first days of the Gallipoli offensive.”
Battlefield 1: Apocalypse
“Go over the top in the most infamous battles of WW1. Conquer bitterly contested ground with brutal tools and unique weapons born out of desperation and deadlock. Never before have the nightmarish horrors of the Great War been closer as you descend into hell. Prepare to enter the Apocalypse.”
In total, the DLC packs will include “16 new multiplayer maps, 20 new weapons, and new elite classes”. If you’re a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass member, you’ll also get “two-week early access to each unreleased expansion pack, plus 14 Superior Battlepacks, priority server access and more”.
They Shall Not Pass is expected to launch this month, but no release dates for any of the other three packs have been revealed as of yet.
As mentioned above, EA is running a free trial period for Battlefield 1 this weekend, from 3 to 5 March. Full details can be found here.