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In The Name Of The Tsar, Return To Battlefield 1 Next Month

The major expansion has a release date and we have the lowdown on the new content you'll be checking out.


After years of setting their bullet dramas in modern theaters, popular first-person shooters have made the shift back into the depths of history. Battlefield 1, the 15th in the series, placed the rarely adapted World War 1 at the forefront and their new DLC is going even deeper into the conflict. In The Name of the Tsar will introduce players to the women's Battalion of Death along with a collection of other new content this September.

While Battlefield 1's first DLC They Shall Not Pass focused on the French, In The Name of the Tsar focuses on Russia. For single player, gamers will get the Russian perspective on World War 1. For multiplayer, there are four new maps, 11 weapons (plus the stationary coastal gun battery), new vehicles, and an entirely new game mode. Called Supply Drop, the new mode pits teams against each other as they secure scattered air drops that come filled with the tools needed to best their opponents.

The Battlefield franchise has consistently remained an outlier when it comes to the value of season passes. Other games may exhibit questionable balances of price vs content but you tend to get bang for your buck with Battlefield. With a couple expansions under their belt with more coming, the developers are also sweetening the pot with a 5v5 competitive mode that goes into closed alpha in September

If you haven't grabbed the game, EA also announced a definitive package for Battlefield 1 called Revolution. It includes previous DLC releases and a season pass to secure you future expansions, including In The Name of the Tsar in September.

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