Battlefield 1 will shortly be adding a large amount of new content, including new guns, vehicles, maps, and elite classes. This is a list of everything new in Battlefield 1's They Shall Not Pass DLC, along with when it's coming out and how much it costs.
New Operations, A New Mode, and the French
After being conspiciously absent in the base game, the French finally join Battlefield 1 in the new DLC. They bring with them their familiar blue uniforms, as well as new guns and tanks. They star in all of the DLC's new maps, as well as its two new operations.
Beyond the Marne and Devil's Anvil
They Shall Not Pass brings with it two new operations: The Devil's Anvil and Beyond the Marne. The Devil's Anvil features close-quarters combat across Verdun Heights and Fort de Vaux, while Beyond the Marne is a vehicle heavy operation built around Rupture and Soissons. They function in much the same way as previous operations, with one side having to steadily advance by taking capture points while the other side defends. The operations end when one side runs out of soldiers, or they successfully advance all the way across two maps.
Frontlines is a new mode that combines Rush and Conquest. It begins with a battle around a single capture point, at which point one side advances and the other falls back. If one side gets pushed all the way back to their base, they have to defend two of their telegraph machines until the capture point respawns. The battle continues until one side captures the telegraph machines or the 30 minute timer runs out.
Maps for They Shall Not Pass
They Shall Not Pass introduces four new primary maps: Verdun Heights, Fort de Vaux, the vehicle-focused Soissons, and the eerily beautiful Rupture. They are heavily focused around trenches and other familiar sights from World War I. You can read our initial impressions of the maps found in Battlefield 1's first DLC here.
A large flaming hellscape following on from a massive bombardment. It's an infantry-only map that matches the French against the Germans. Look for the massive bunker underneath the trenches as well as the bombed out church. Verdun is one of the game's most visually impressive maps, as well as one of its most interesting, featuring massive piles of rubble and intricate trenches. With lots of vantage points, Verdun Heights is an ideal sniper map.
Fort de Vaux
Another infantry heavy map. Above is a bombed out fortress with parapets and other familiar fixtures. Below is a winding series of tunnels reminiscent of previous Battlefield 1 maps like Operation Metro. It's similar to Verdun Heights, but a bit more self-contained and heavy on close-quarters combat.
An idyllic French village overrun by tanks. Soissons is the home of the new Char 2C Behemoth—a slow-moving monster capable of rolling through walls and knocking out many tanks in one shot. Most of the combat is through the houses, which will degrade as the battle steadily wears on. For vehicle junkies, this is the map you're looking for. Keep an eye out for the French St Chamond tank as well.
Rupture features even more trenches, this time overgrown with poppies. A large railway line winds through the trench and across the river, with the accompanying bridge being a major fortification. The trenches also include bunkers and other places to hide. As a big, open map with lots of cover, its accomodating to snipers, but watch out for opposing tanks.
New Elite Class, Guns, and Vehicles in They Shall Not Pass
Battlefield 1's They Shall Not Pass DLC features the following new items:
- Six unlockable primary weapons and 4 melee weapons
- The St Chamond Assault Tank
- The Bethemoth tank Char 2C
- New elite class: The Trench Raider
- A Siege Gun that can be used to bombard the enemy team in operations like Devil's Anvil
- New medals, dog tags, and codex entries
The Trench Raider
The new Trench Raider joins the Tank Hunter, the Flame Trooper, and the Sentry as Battlefield 1's newest Elite Class. The Trench Raider is a heavily melee-based class based around invading trenches and mowing down foes. If you see one coming at you then you'll want to get out of the way because there's a good chance you'll die. You're not entirely safe from a distance either, because the Trench Raider is loaded out with grenades. Like the rest of the Elite Classes, the Trench Raider has a lot of extra health, which affords some protection when rushing in to attack. Look for it on maps like Fort de Vaux.
Ribeyerolles 1918, RSC 1917, and the Rest of the Guns
Every class gets at least one new gun, and they're all quite powerful in their own way. In addition to the class specific weapons, Tankers and Pilots will be able to equip the MLE 1903 Extended. Here's the full list for each individual class:
- Assault: Ribeyrolles 1918 automatic, Sjogren Inerial Shotgun
- Medic: RSC 1917 semi-automatic (optical and non-optical)
- Support: Chauchat LMG (optical and non-optical)
- Scout: Lebel Model 1886 (sniper and infantry variants)
Of all the new guns, the Ribeyrolles 1918, the Sjogren Inertial Shotgun, and the Chauchat LMG stand out as some of the best additions. You can find more details on why they work well in our recommendations for the best guns for each class.
Pricing and Release Date
DICE has announce four pieces of Battlefield 1 DLC: They Shall Not Pass, In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides, and Apocalypse. They can be obtained through Battlefield 1's Premium Pass for $49.99. In addition, purchasing the Premium Pass will earn you access to the DLC on March 14. Everyone else will gain access to the DLC on March 28. A standalone price for the They Shall Not Pass has not been announced yet, but it's expected to be $15.
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