'They Shall Not Pass' Expansion Arrives Tomorrow For 'Battlefield 1' Premium Pass Owners

Battlefield 1 fans are going to get some new content tomorrow. DICE finally revealed that the game’s first premium expansion, titled “They Shall Not Pass,” will be available on March 14 for Premium Pass members.

The new content focuses on the French army during the Battle of Verdun, and the expansion’s name comes from the slogan used by French forces as a rallying cry against the enemy. The expansion includes four maps based in France: Verdun, Fort Vaux, Rupture, and Soissons. There’s also a new game mode called Frontlines, which is a fusion of Conquest and Rush, which are two existing modes within Battlefield 1.

Battlefield 1: "They Shall Not Pass" Trailer

You’ll also have a new Elite Class to try called the Trench Raider, as well as more powerful weapons and vehicles to use such as the Siege Howitzer the Assault Tank Gun, respectively. There’s also new behemoth to control--a massive tank called the Char 2C. You can actually see all three in action in the trailer above.

Even if you didn’t purchase the expansion, an update is still available to all players. DICE said that it has “several benefits” for players, one of which is the ability to spectate matches that use the new content. That way, you can see for yourself if it’s worth the money.


With early availability to Premium Pass players starting tomorrow, the rest of the Battlefield 1 community can expect to join the fray in about two weeks. The Premium Pass is available for $50, and it also includes early access to the studio’s other planned expansions which are called “In the Name of the Tsar,” “Turning Tides,” and “Apocalypse.”

NameBattlefield 1
TypeFirst-Person Shooter
DeveloperDICE
PublisherElectronic Arts
Release DateOctober 21, 2016
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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  • DookieDraws
    I have been a big fan of the Battlefield games since the very beginning, especially BF 1942, BF2, BF3, BF4, and even BF play for free. I own BF1 as well, but have only played about an hour of it. I love it, just been busy with other things and haven't had the time to play it much. And like all previous versions, this game looks awesome. Just a beautiful game.

    Looking forward to getting back on the Battlefield soon and having some fun!
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  • razor512
    Does it add any new single player content?
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  • ubercake
    I got the new content and then when trying to use it, I was repeatedly informed I was not connected to EA servers; couldn't enjoy the new content or BF1 at all this morning.

    For some reason, BF1 looks great, sounds great, and has some pretty cool features, but much like Star Wars Battlefront, and I still can't pinpoint it exactly, lacks the fun-factor of the previous titles in the series.

    On the other hand, I could connect to Titanfall 2 (TF2) servers no problem - also EA servers. TF2 is among my favorites of all time.
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