Battlefield 1‘s first expansion, They Shall Not Pass, has been out for a few weeks now, and it’s pretty great. I mean, I think it is. I’m still scraping together the cash to actually buy it, but whatever.

We already have a general idea of what Battlefield 1‘s upcoming expansions will be about thanks to info and concept exploration pics released last month, but EA has now further detailed the game’s next expansion, called In The Name Of The Tsar. They’ve also given a look at the game’s “road ahead”, which includes some sweet stuff.

Over on the official blog, DICE has announced they’ll be ditching “seasonal” patches in favour of monthly patches. “With this new tempo, we’re going to bring you more of what you want, faster than ever.” The game’s upcoming update will finally add a frequently requested feature: platoons. Platoons will let you “organize and join forces with your friends, execute swift victories, and achieve goals as one unit”.

Next month’s update will focus mostly on the game’s “quality of life”, which includes “streamlining the flow into matches (especially Operations) and improving many gameplay grievances that will hopefully make the action feel more balanced and fair”. If only they’d release a patch to make me suck less at the game. There’s also an update to the “rent-a-server” feature currently in the works, and it’s slated for release “soon”.

The post includes three new concept exploration images for In The Name Of The Tsar, as well as a quick brief.

Battlefield 1 In The Name Of The Tsar will bring you to the Eastern Front, where you will fight alongside the Russian army and witness the brutality of combat and the bitter cold of the Russian winters, as seen in the concept exploration images in this post. Prepare yourself for all new tactics employed by the Russian army. Though the frost is cold, the steel is colder.”

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