EA and DICE have revealed some of the details on Battlefield 1’s upcoming ‘They Shall Not Pass’ DLC, which will feature the fight over in France. This new DLC expansion includes four new maps – including the Battle of Verdun with the introduction of the French army, a new mode, and more.
The maps include Verdun Heights which is an uphill battle toward Verdun’s fortresses, surrounded by a boiling forest fire. Players must contend with Fort Vaux’s comparatively tight spaces, deep inside the massive fort. In Soissons, planes, tanks, and infantry clash over what would otherwise be an idyllic scene of a French village in the summer. Finally, Rupture recreates a battle where the French fought in poppy-lined trenches and around the carcasses of abandoned tanks.
The new DLC is also adding new game mode the Frontlines mode, in which players fight for control of a single flag. When captured, the flag position shifts ahead, toward the enemy team’s control point. Once that area is activated, teams fight to either attack or defend telegraph posts.
With ‘They Shall Not Pass’ DLC players can play as a French army for the first time in Battlefield 1, as well as gets several new vehicles: the Char 2C tank and the St. Chamond assault tank gun. There’s also a new Trench Raider elite class, which uses grenades and a club to dominate the battlefield. The ‘They Shall Not Pass’ DLC will available in March.