Battlefield 1 gets its first expansion pack with They Shall Not Pass. I can’t be the only one hearing Gandalf say that, can I?
Regardless, as this trailer shows, this new pack looks very impressive. The French have joined the fray to help defend their homeland against relentless opposition.
Premium Pass members get first crack at the expansion on March 14. The pass gives members two weeks early access to the four new maps, two new operations, new game mode Frontlines, new weapons and new steel behemoth.
Here’s more info on the new features:
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.
New Map – Rupture: 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.
New Assault Tank Gun: The St. Chamond was the most heavily armed allied tank of the war. Dominate the battlefield with this impressive French construction.
Use the melee skills of the new Elite Class: the Trench Raider. With the brutal Raider Club and impressive grenade arsenal, you will be a terrifying sight.
Add all-new weapons to your arsenal with They Shall Not Pass. Get to know the Ribeyrolles 1918, RSC 1917, Lebel Model 1886, Chauchat, Sjögren Inertial, and the MLE 1903 Extended. Experience physical immersion of the brutal melee combat with new weapons like the Cogwheel Club, the Nail Knife and the Trench Fleur.
Following They Shall Not Pass, DICE announced future expansion packs will be In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides and Apocalypse.