The new Battlefield 1 expansion, called Apocalypse, brings a whole new host of weapons, aircraft, and maps to the WW1 shooter, as well as the brand new Air Assault mode. In this Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC guide, we’ll be taking you through everything you need to know about the new content, including the Battlefield 1 Apocalypse release date.
This is far from the first major expansion for Battlefield 1, and if you need anything on previous DLC installments for the online shooter, including all the new weapons and maps that have arrived with each expansion, head over to our Battlefield 1 Turning Tides DLC guide.
Battlefield 1 Apocalypse Release Date and Price
Battlefield 1: Apocalypse is actually out right now for Battlefield 1 Premium Pass players around the globe. The latest DLC offering for the WW1 shooter launched back on February 20, and there wasn’t a great deal of build up to its release, unlike the Turning Tides expansion earlier this year.
The new Apocalypse expansion is one of the many DLC installments for Battlefield 1 that’s available to Premium Pass players two weeks before all other Battlefield 1 players. While the Premium Pass originally launched at $50 back in 2016, it’s now down to under $20 on the PSN Store, meaning you get every DLC expansion at a reduced cost if you’re late to the party.
Battlefield 1 Apocalypse New Guns, Maps, and Aircraft
There are a total of six new guns available exclusively for players in the Apocalypse expansion for Battlefield 1. These include the CSRG SMG, a fairly light submachine-gun with a high rate of fire, the BSA Howell, a semi automatic assault rifle with a bayonet, the same version of the BSA but with a marksman scope, and the LMG 08/18, a heavy weapon with a sustained rate of fire and decent accuracy.
Elsewhere, you can also gain access to the Meat Cleaver melee weapon, as desperate weapon for desperate times, and the Prybar for use in close quarters. There’s also the AA Rocket available for the Assault class, allowing players on the ground to take down enemy fighter planes and assist their airborne teammates.
Speaking of aircraft, there are two new Bombers arriving with the Apocalypse expansion for Battlefield 1, the Hanser Brandenburg GI and the Airco DH10, both of which should be useful for laying waste on the battlefield below. For a complete roundup of how these guns fit into the overall picture of the WW1 shooter, head over to our Battlefield 1 guns guide.
There are a total of five new multiplayer maps in the Apocalypse expansion, three of which focus on ground combat, while two are entirely airborne maps for dogfights. The maps focus on battles towards the end of the First World War, and feature Passchendaele, the River Somme, and Caporetto, while the airborne maps Razor’s Edge, situated among mountain peaks, and London Calling, taking place high above the capital city.
Battlefield 1 New Air Assault Game Mode
The aforementioned new aerial maps in the Battlefield 1 Apocalypse expansion are both exclusively for the new Air Assault game mode. With Razor’s Edge it’s a pure deathmatch game between Fighters, with no Bombers present, but on London Calling one team will have to defend the Behemoth-class ship, while the other team attempts to knock it out of the sky, winning the game.
This brings an end to our guide for the Apocalypse expansion for Battlefield 1, so you now know all you need to jump into the action straight away, on console or PC.