Battlefield 1 Premium Pass available free on Origin until September 18

Get back on the battlefield with some premium in your pocket.


Fresh off an open beta session for their new World War 2 shooter Battlefield 5, EA has made the Premium Pass for 2016’s Battlefield 1 available for free on Origin. The promotion includes all the perks of the Premium Pass at no cost to owners of Battlefield 1. The promotion runs from today until September 18, with those who add the pass to their library keeping it forever.

The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass includes all the major expansions for the game, including 20 new multiplayer maps, over 30 new weapons, a huge wad of battlepacks, and server join priority over non-Premium players.

It was revealed during EA’s big Battlefield 5 announcement that the game would no longer be offering a Premium Pass, instead offering cosmetics and battlepacks for microtransactions while making all new maps and modes available to owners of Battlefield 5. The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass appears to be the last of its breed (for now). You can grab the Premium Pass on the Origin Store.

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    September 11, 2018 10:10 AM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Battlefield 1 Premium Pass available free on Origin until September 18

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      September 11, 2018 10:15 AM

      Is the game worth it for single player campaign alone? It's only 5$ now.

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        September 11, 2018 10:25 AM

        Probably not. There isnt much to it, and the jumping from character to character was weird for me.

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        September 11, 2018 10:28 AM

        The single player is kinda shitty and not all that long. Like maybe 5 levels per chapter?

        But now that the season pass is free it will give a boost to the playerbase for a while.

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        September 11, 2018 10:29 AM

        I really liked it. I played it having come off a second listen of Hardcore History and watching a bunch of BBC documentaries on WWI. So it was like finishing two semesters of history with a trip somewhere. It's probably the best BF SP campaign since Bad Company. The BF3 was way too CODesque, BF4 was a step up but eh still.

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        September 11, 2018 10:36 AM

        Yeah it was fun.

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        September 11, 2018 11:28 AM

        Yes. The first level is amazing.

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        September 11, 2018 11:46 AM

        The stealth stuff is bad, but there's a few neat moments in there.

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          September 11, 2018 12:08 PM

          I love how the second map is a stealth mission with a gigantic loud tank youre escorting through a foggy forest. Lol

          Was that comapny of germans totally deaf?

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        September 11, 2018 12:25 PM

        There are surprisingly some really nice moments in the campaign (releasing the dove, the aerial battles, some other stuff).

        It's not amazing or anything but I found it mostly fun.

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        September 11, 2018 1:23 PM

        It's worth $5, but don't expect anything amazing. I quit playing after reaching the Italy mission because it was so ridiculous.

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        September 11, 2018 1:33 PM

        Yes. Campaign is pretty good. Far better than the joke in BF4.

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        September 11, 2018 3:09 PM

        Better than BF3 and BF4's campaign, but that's a very low bar.

        There are many better FPS campaigns released in the past 3 years that are more worth your time.

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        September 12, 2018 3:14 AM

        absolutely yes, the war storeis were great imo

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      September 11, 2018 10:37 AM

      Thanks just picked that up

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      September 11, 2018 10:41 AM

      BF4 as well

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      September 11, 2018 10:48 AM

      I installed BF4 over the weekend. I booted up the game and it said "you don't have the expansions installed". I looked and sure enough Origin did not install any of the expansions for me. I had to install them one by one. WTF!!!

      IT'S 2018 EA!!!!!!

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        September 11, 2018 1:00 PM

        EA wants you to be acutely aware of how each of those expansions is a separate entity that provides value. They want you to feel the existential thrill as you manually install each one and think to yourself, "purchase validated! I love buying post-release content, for all the value it brings to my life!"

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      September 11, 2018 12:19 PM

      Battlefield 4 premium is also free

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      September 11, 2018 12:46 PM

      Titanfall 1 season pass also seems to be free.

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        September 11, 2018 3:10 PM

        I think that's permanent. That game had like 100 players towards the end, so they just started giving it all away.

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      September 11, 2018 12:56 PM

      Sweet God...if I could only devote my life to one single Battlefield game going forward, which should it be? Which one is going to stand the test of time? BF4? BF1? BFV? ?!?

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        September 11, 2018 3:12 PM

        BF5 has a lot of the right ingredients. But it's probably going to be months after release before they can fix all the problems I saw in the beta.

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          September 11, 2018 9:52 PM

          If they fix them. There's no platinum pass for sale this time so they're free to drop the game if it underperforms, as they did Mass Effect Andromeda and Battlefront 2.

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        September 11, 2018 11:04 PM

        Definitely BF4, at least until a proper sequel arrives that doesn't shit the bed.

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          September 11, 2018 11:14 PM

          Yep, BF4 is still awesome.

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            September 11, 2018 11:23 PM

            I don't know about that but it's easily the one with the most general appeal and a playerbase that sticks around.

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        September 12, 2018 2:27 AM

        I think BFV is gonna bomb, just like BF1 did, relatively speaking.

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      September 11, 2018 6:46 PM

      fucking awesome. I was really interested in checking out BF1 again after getting pretty into BFV over the weekend. BF1 never clicked for me, but I wanted to give it another shot.

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        September 11, 2018 7:05 PM

        Have fun getting the class perks. Sounds like you dont have them...

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      September 11, 2018 11:34 PM

      Thanks, grabbed it!