EA and DICE show off their explosive Battlefield 1 – They Shall Not Pass expansion

Battlefield 1 is thankfully a pretty huge and explosive experience right out of the box. But with EA and DICE committed to a number of expansions over the next year, the game will certainly offer up plenty of ongoing content for all. Well, all those who pick up the Premium Pass that is.

Anyway, the publisher and developer showed off a bit of the upcoming They Shall Not Pass DLC. New content will include 4 new maps (Verdun Heights, Fort Vaux, Soissons, Rupture), access to the French army faction, a new Frontlines game mode, the massive and powerful Char 2C tank, a new Assault Tank Gun and Siege Howitzer weapon, and lastly, the Trench Raider Elite Class.

Fly on over to the official Battlefield 1 blog for more details, or check out some of the info and media below. There’s no release date for Battlefield 1 – They Shall Not Pass as of yet.

Battlefield 1 – They Shall Not Pass screens:

Battlefield 1 – They Shall Not Pass features:

Verdun Heights, Fort Vaux, Soissons, Rupture

Hardened and fearless, the French join the fight. Don the faction’s characteristic blue uniform and defend your homeland.

New Game Mode: Frontlines
Experience a mix of Conquest and Rush as you fight for chained control points in a tug-of-war frontline. Both teams fight for one flag at a time and when this objective is captured the action moves on to the next. Capture the enemy’s HQ control point and the game turns into a Rush-style section where telegraph posts need to be attacked or defended.

Pilot A Steel Behemoth
Spawn into the Char 2C tank and control an epic new behemoth. Based on the real-world French tank, this super-heavy beast may turn the tide of the entire battle.

Assault Tank Gun
The St. Chamond was most heavily armed allied tank of the war. Dominate the battlefield with this impressive French construction.

Trench Raider Elite Class
Use the melee skills of the new Elite Class: the Trench Raider. With the brutal Raider Club and impressive grenade arsenal, you will be a terrifying sight.

New Stationary Weapon
Similar to a Field Gun, the Siege Howitzer can be operated by an infantry player. This new stationary weapon is operated through indirect aiming/firing in the same vein as mortars and artillery in vehicles.