Details on Battlefield 1's first DLC They Shall Not Pass have slowly been slipping out, from the French Army faction to a look at some of the possible locations being considered for maps. It must be time for another tease, as DICE has given us another glimpse at what is planned.
There will be four new maps, according to the latest blog post:
- Verdun Heights: "The opening barrage of the Battle of Verdun created massive forest fires in which players will fight for domination. This is an uphill battle towards the massive fortresses of Verdun. A constant grinding struggle where the artillery never stops."
- Fort de Vaux: "The first big engagement inside a fort during World War 1 takes place in the dark underworld of Fort de Vaux. Down in the maze of dark galleries and wet stone corridors, French and Germans fight ferociously with grenades, guns, bayonets, and flamethrowers."
- Soissons: "Take part in one of the biggest tank assaults of World War 1. The French 10th Army moves to take back Soissons using their powerful Saint Chamond tanks. Planes, tanks, and infantry clash in the beautiful French countryside in the early hours of a hot summer day."
- 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."
In addition, the Frontlines game mode will be added, which is described as a cross between Conquest and Rush where players fight for chained control points, trying to take one flag at a time. Once an HQ is captured, then telegraph lines need to be protected or destoyed, depending on your team.
The massive Char C2 and the heavily armed St. Chamond tanks will debut, which makes sense given that Soissons was the site of the largest tank battle in WWI, and the Siege Howitzer is being added as a new stationary weapon that can be operated by infantry. Speaking of infantry, players will get the chance to try out a new Elite Class, the Trench Raider, which comes fully equipped with a Raider Club and a variety of grenades.
There are still no details on when the DLC will launch, but if you are still enjoying Battlefield 1, you now have even more to look forward to.