Battlefield 1's Fourth Expansion Announced, Includes Aerial Combat-Only Maps

Battlefield 1's Fourth Expansion Announced, Includes Aerial Combat-Only Maps

Afflictions and new multiplayer maps are on the way for the World War 1-era shooter in February.

In an era where some video games seemingly never end, Battlefield 1's fourth expansion is on the horizon for Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners this February. The expansion, Battlefield 1 Apocalypse, is following up the game's latest expansion Turning Tides, which released in December 2017.

Included in Battlefield 1 Apocalypse are five multiplayer maps (two of which are for aerial combat-only), new vehicles, new weapons and gadgets (such as the AA Rocket Gun for the Assault Class), new ranks, new Service Assignments, and more.

The expansion continues to keep in line with the historical lean of Battlefield 1, which most notably portrayed the famous Women's Battalion of Death from the Russian Army in World War 1 by bringing in women soldiers to multiplayer in the In the Name of the Tsar expansion. In Battlefield 1 Apocalypse, the famous World War 1 battles of the Allies against the German Empire in Passchendaele and the Austro-Italian battle of Caporetto will be represented among the new multiplayer maps.

An emphasis on air assault, with their own maps, is a first for Battlefield 1. The expansion also introduces a new specialization in "afflictions," which range from "mortal" (where you lose 500 on your score with each death) to "paranoia" (where you play with the Gas Mask on constantly). Battlefield 1 Apocalypse launches sometime in February, and in the meantime non-Premium Pass holders can play the game's test trial Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Gallipoli Trial until January 22, which allows base game owners to experience some of the content in all the expansions.

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