Expect four new expansions for 'Battlefield 1' this year

Most are likely already aware of the period shooter's first proper expansion - They Shall Not Pass - thanks to the readily available trailers doing the rounds, but what else lies on the horizon beyond its release in March?

Battlefield 1 players also had the option of purchasing a digital Premium Pass at launch, granting access to a range of upcoming expanded content.

The second expansion for Battlefield 1 is going to be called "Name of the Tsar", in which players will take control of the Russian army.

The first, They Shall Not Pass, focuses on the French army and includes four new maps, several new units and Frontlines, a new game mode that focuses on capture-the-flag like strategy and combat.

The third pack, Turning Tides, focuses on the amphibious warfare of WW1. Additionally, Battlefield 1 Premium Pass members will get two-week early access to each unreleased expansion pack, plus 14 Superior Battlepacks, and priority sever access.

The fourth, and seemingly final pack, Apocalypse, will put players "Over the top in the most infamous battles of WW1".

Above: Battlefield 1's Turning Tides expansion. The new destroyer allows for intense tactical naval clashes and the coastal class airship combines fierce interplay between land, air and sea.

EA has announced its plans for the rest of its Battlefield 1 DLC, and there's a lot of content that will be coming up. Finally, there's Apocalypse, which will feature weapons "born out of desperation and deadlock".

Released past year, Battlefield 1 shifts EA's long-running first-person shooter series back to a World War I-era setting, equipping players with period-appropriate weaponry like semi-automatic rifles, flamethrowers, and artillery shells. Prepare to enter the Apocalypse. Battlefield 1 came out last October and DICE has built on its solid foundations ever since, introducing a new free map and recently raising the level cap via a substantial winter update. Those looking to forge ahead into the full game will have their progress and achievements carry over when purchasing the full game.

  • Carolyn Briggs