Battlefield 1 may have only just been released, but that doesn’t hold anyone back from wondering what lies ahead in terms of post-launch content. Believe it or not, we already have some information regarding the upcoming expansions that will be released for BF1 in the future. Below we discuss what we know about DLC that’s coming our way.
Battlefield 1 DLC
Already sick of the current map selection in the game? Well, don’t worry. It won’t long before EA and DICE start dropping expansions that will include new environments to battle it out in. So far, we know that at least two DLC packs will be released. One is slated for release in March of 2017. The other, however, doesn’t have a confirmed release date at this time.
They Shall Not Pass
They Shall Not Pass is the name of the first planned expansion for Battlefield 1. It was officially announced on August 24th, 2016 (the same time EA gave us details about Battlefield Premium for the game). Sources claim that this DLC pack will give us four new maps to play, a new set of weapons, more vehicles, additional gadgets to utilize, and it’ll open up the ability to play as the French Army.
Many people have been speculating that at least two of the maps coming with this expansion will likely focus on the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of the Somme. No official word has been given regarding the setting of the maps for the first DLC.
We’re dubbing this one “expansion two” simply because it is assumed that it will be the second DLC drop and, well, we don’t have an official name for it and we certainly aren’t going to speculate about the title of downloadable content.
What we do know is that this expansion is also expected to bring four new multiplayer maps to the table and that it’ll introduce the Russian Empire as one of the playable factions of the game. The Russians were involved in a number of different battles throughout WWI in areas all over the world including Prussia, Galicia, and more.
We’ll provide further details regarding this DLC as soon as they become available.
DLC isn’t just limited to map packs in Battlefield 1. Different editions of the game come with in-game bonuses as do pre-orders associated with a number of major retailers including GameStop, Origin, and GAME. These are listed below.
Hellfighter Pack – Includes 1 week early access to Giant’s Shadow, Hellfighter Trench M1897, Hellfighter M1911, Hellfighter Bolo Knife, and Hellfighter insignia. This package is given to the majority of players that pre-ordered any version of the game.
Red Baron Pack – Includes an exclusive Red Baron skin for the Fokker Dr.I plane, the Red Baron P08 pistol, and the Red Baron emblem. This DLC package is only available from select retailers and for players that purchased the Early Enlister or Collector’s Edition of Battlefield 1.
Lawrence of Arabia Pack – Includes a special Black Stallion skin for the horse, the Lawrence of Arabia edition SMLE, a unique Lawrence of Arabia dagger known as the Jambiya, and a Lawrence of Arabia player emblem.