Battlefield 1 DLC – They Shall Not Pass – 5 Things You Need To Know
Battlefield 1 has been taking you to the digital trenches since October 2016. In the first downloadable expansion you can expect the necessary new modes, maps, weapons and vehicles. By the way, if you purchased the Premium Pass, you could already work exclusively with the Battlefield 1 – They Shall Not Pass DLC for two weeks. Here you can read the main features of the downloadable extension.
Frontlines combines Conquest and Rush
The first Battlefield 1 DLC packs a new multiplayer mode to begin with. Frontlines is a mix between Conquest and Rush. In the first phase there are a number of objectives that must be conquered by both factions. Only one target is active at a time.
If you’re on the winning side, the front line moves to the enemy base (and vice versa). The second phase then involves the final capture of the enemy base. In the end, the team that destroys the enemy’s two telegraph poles or has captured the most targets wins.
Incidentally, there are also two new Operations: The Devil’s Anvil and Beyond the Marne.
Four new battlefields
The downloadable expansion also includes four new maps. Verdun Heights revolves around one of the bloodiest battles of World War I in which you are constantly bombarded with artillery. Fort de Vaux largely takes place indoors and is therefore the successor to Metro and Locker.
In addition, there is also Soissons. The French landscape seems like a nice place to relax, but during the dawn the battle breaks loose. Finally, Rupture is the fourth map in the DLC that features poppies and tank wrecks.
New weapons, vehicles and Behemoth
In addition to a new mode and four fresh maps, the weapon arsenal has been considerably expanded. For example, the Ribeyrolles 1918, RSC 1917, Lebel Model 1886, Chauchat, Sjögren Inertial and MLE 1903 Extended have been added to the shooting irons. You can now quickly pull a Cogwheel Club, Nail Knife or Trench Fleur in melee battles.
They Shall Not Pass also has a new idle weapon. For example, the Siege Howitzer makes its debut in Battlefield 1, but you operate it in a slightly different way than the Field Gun. In addition, there is a new vehicle. The St. Chamond is the most heavily armed Allied tank deployed during the First World War. Finally, there is a new Behemoth that should give the losing team a big boost: the French Char 2C tank.
Elite Class for close combat
There is also a new Elite Class. In addition to the Flame Trooper, Sentry and Tank Hunter, you can take to the battlefield with the Trench Raider. That class specializes in hand-to-hand combat. He has a Raider Club to smash your brains with without mercy and an extensive grenade arsenal. So that is running for your life!
Vive la France!
Developer Dice previously revealed that two new factions are entering the battlefield in the downloadable expansions. The promised mobilization of the Russians is still waiting, but in the first DLC you can go to war with the French army in their recognizable blue uniforms.
Battlefield 1 – They Shall Not Pass DLC will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 28, but was temporarily exclusive to play with a Premium Pass. Read our overview with all Battlefield 1 info and the Battlefield 1 review here.