The battlegrounds of World War 1 are about to expand with EA’s upcoming packs for Battlefield 1.
One of the best received FPS’ of 2016, Battlefield 1 has been a pretty big hit for EA and DICE. Not that there’s a lack of stuff to do in the game’s single and multiplayer modes, but it’s always great to see more. And that’s just what the quartet of new expansions will offer.
And we’re not talking just rehashed locales either here. These packs offer four new experiences, and all of them sound pretty different and unique.
Here’s what’s on the way:
- 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.
Good to go
In all, the above loads you up with multiple new multiplayer maps, weapons, and even new classes. A total of 16 new maps will make tiers debut as a part of the four packs, along with an impressive 20 new pieces of hardware. That makes for a pretty meaty expansion of a game that already offers online warriors quite a bit.
Also worth mentioning is that Battlefield 1 Premium Pass members get a two-week jump on all of the above. Though that’s not all, subscribers also get “14 Superior Battlepacks, priority sever access and more”.
Battlefield 1 and its Season Pass are available now on the Xbox One, PS4, and the PC. The expansions have yet to be dated, but those looking to get a taste of what the game has to offer, can do so for free very soon on the Xbox One and PC.
Both the single and multiplayer modes will be free to play on those platforms from March 3rd through the 5th. You’ll get a good amount of time to play too, with a total of ten hours included in the timed trial. As to what’s included, it’s the first two War Stories from the campaign (so, not the whole thing) and the fully loaded multiplayer experience. Even better is that all of your achievements and experience carry over, if you do decide to get the full game after the trial closes.