Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar - Release Date, New Russian Army, New Maps, New Vehicles, New Weapons, New Operations - Everything we Know

Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar - Release Date, New Russian Army, New Maps, New Vehicles, New Weapons, New Operations - Everything we Know

Battlefield 1's hefty In the Name of the Tsar expansion is finally releasing in September, and bringing new troops, weapons, and vehicles into play.

The Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar expansion looks set to be the biggest slice of DLC yet for a Battlefield game, bringing in a brand new army, a bunch of new maps, brand new Operations, and new stationary and mobile vehicles alike. In this In the Name of the Tsar guide, we'll be going over everything we know about the upcoming expansion for Battlefield 1, listing everything you can get your hands on the within the next week.

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Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar Release Date and Price

The actual release for the In the Name of the Tsar expansion will be staggered worldwide, as Battlefield 1 Premium Pass and and Revolution edition owners will be able to access the brand new expansion on September 5, while everyone else will have to wait another 2 weeks.

Bearing this in mind, you'll currently have to shell out $50 for the Premium Pass on its own, in order to gain access to In the Name of the Tsar on September 5 and three other DLC packs. Otherwise, you'll have to wait an additional 2 weeks, and we're not sure how much the latest expansion for Battlefield 1 will cost on its own.

Battlefield 1 New Russian Army and Maps

Perhaps the highlight of the In the Name of the Tsar expansion for Battlefield 1 is the new Russsian Army, featuring the Women's Battalion of Death. This formidable army is represented in the Scout class of the game, and the expansion effectively brings in one of the largest armies in the world, on one of the deadliest frontiers of the first world war.

The Women's Battalion of Death.

As for the slew of brand new maps featured in the Battlefield 1 expansion, In the Name of the Tsar brings in a total of 6 new maps for players to experience, all of which you can see in the screenshots just below. Firstly, the two smaller maps are Tsaritsyn and Brusilov Keep, both of which focus on close combat fighting between purely infantry.

The new Tsaritsyn map.
Battlefield 1's Brusilov Keep map.

In the Name of the Tsar doesn't just focus on smaller skirmish maps, as 2 of the maps also featured in the expansion focus on a combination of infantry, cavalry, and light vehicle fighting. These 2 maps are Lupkow Pass and Galicia, which can be seen just below:

The middling Lupkow Pass map.
In the Name of the Tsar's Galicia map.

Finally, the largest Battlefield expansion to date also contains two of the largest maps to feature in the game, these being Albion and Volga River. While Volga River primarily focuses on tank fights between two armies, Albion features a massive invasion on the Baltic Sea, containing aircraft, dreadnought ships, and heavy artillery weapons.

The vehicular Albion map.
The larger Volga River map.

Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar New Weapons, Vehicles, Supply Drop Mode

The new content that In the Name of the Tsar brings isn't just focused on locations, as you can also get your hands on 11 new weapons, all of which are used by the Russian army. The highlight of this new bunch is arguably the powerful Mosin-Nagant M91, but there are also new melee weapons coming into the fray, as well as a special new Russian Standard 1912 grenade.

There are also a total of three new vehicles in the new Battlefield 1 expansion. These are the Putilov-Garford Heavy Armored Car pictured below, the Ilya-Muromets Heavy Bomber, and the rapid Y-Lighter Landing Craft.

The new Putilov-Garford Heavy Armored Car.

There's also a brand new mode for In the Name of the Tsar called Supply Drop, recently revealed by EA. In this new mode, players on two teams will have to race across a wide open map to claim care packages dotted around the map. The team that claims the package gets all the weapons, vehicles, and more equipment stored inside, giving them a decisive advantage in the battle.

Battlefield 1's hectic new Supply Drop mode.

To round out all the new content featured in the In the Name of the Tsar expansion, you'll be able to undertake a deluge of new Operations on the Eastern Front of World War 1, as well as obtain new dog tags and other medals with the expansion.

This is all the information we have right now on the In the Name of the Tsar expansion for Battlefield 1, the early release date for which is right around the corner, if you own the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. Be sure to revisit this page in the near future, when we have all the up to date information on the later release date of the expansion for all Battlefield 1 players, as well as the standalone price for In the Name of the Tsar.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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