Electronic Arts has announced the release date for Battlefield 1's 'They Shall Not Pass' DLC. The game's first expansion will be available on the 14th of March for Season Pass holders and on the 28th of March for everyone else.
Here's a brief description of the maps:
The opening barrage of the Battle of Verdun created massive forest fires in which players will fight for domination. This is an uphill battle towards the massive fortresses of Verdun. A constant grinding struggle where the artillery never stops. Where the forge and "the Devil's Anvil" continues to consume even the bravest combatants.
The first big engagement inside a fort during World War 1 takes place in the dark underworld of Fort Vaux. Down in the maze of dark galleries and wet stone corridors, French and Germans fight ferociously with grenades, guns, bayonets, and flamethrowers. Watch your corners!
Take part in one of the biggest tank assaults of World War 1. The French 10th Army moves to take back Soissons using their powerful Saint Chamond tanks. Planes, tanks, and infantry clash in the beautiful French countryside in the early hours of a hot summer day. Only the thunderstorm is louder than the war.
In dire need to capture key bridges across the Aisne river, the French find themselves back into battlefields where poppies grow over a rusty wreck from previous tank battles. It might seem calm but this maze of steel beasts provides an excellent place for those who plan an ambush. As the sun sets over Fontenoy, the battle wakes up.
The new game mode, called Frontlines, is described as a mixture of Conquest and Rush modes where two armies will play "tug of war" over objectives. When one army captures another's HQ, they will then have to attack telegraph posts to stop communications and win the round.
This DLC also introduces Trench Raider Elite Class, which is a melee focused character who packs around a lot of grenades. There's also new vehicles and a new stationary weapon, which you can see in the screenshots below.
In addition to 'They Shall Not Pass', Battlefield 1 players can expect the game to receive three more expansions this year.