June 10, 2017 – Today during Live @ EA PLAY, DICE revealed new details for Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, which will expand the global conflict to the largest front of World War I. In the most extensive expansion pack* to date, players will battle it out on six new maps and join the fight as the Russian Army, including the Women’s Battalion of Death. This marks the first time that fans can play as a female character in Battlefield multiplayer. In addition to this, Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar will deliver 11 new weapons, 6 new maps, more Operations, more vehicles including the massive Ilya-Muromets Heavy Bomber, a brand new game mode called Supply Drop, new persistence, new ways to customize your play style and more.
To further give the community more of what they want, a revolution is coming to Battlefield 1 – monthly updates, new maps and in-game events throughout the summer, leading up to the launch of Battlefield 1 In the Name of Tsar. In addition to the 6 maps included inBattlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, 2 other new maps are set to launch, along with the continuation of Premium Friends, allowing Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners to bring their friends to play alongside them on Premium maps until Gamescom in August. At Gamescom, DICE will also unveil a competitive experience in Battlefield 1, based on feedback from the Battlefield community.
The first new map to come to Battlefield 1 for Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners over the summer will be Nivelle Nights in June followed by Prise de Tahure in July. Both are extensions of Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass. In Nivelle Nights, players will engage in close quarters infantry combat through a vast network of trenches, while in Prise de Tahure, French troops desperately try to hold onto re-captured heights in the Butte-de-Tahure region. In conjunction with the release of Prise de Tahure, Premium Trials will begin, allowing all players to try maps normally only available to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners.
Later this year, players will further expand the battle with amphibious warfare in Battlefield 1 Turning Tides set to launch in December, followed by the most infamous battles of the Great War in Battlefield 1 Apocalypse, available in early 2018.
Fans attending EA PLAY 2017 will have the chance to go hands-on with the Lupkow Pass map from the upcoming Battlefield 1 In the Name of Tsar and experience the 64-player mayhem first hand.
*Requires Battlefield 1 for applicable platform (sold separately), all game updates, internet connection, and EA account.