Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar, the third expansion included with the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass, will launch in September, Electronic Arts announced.
Here is an overview of the expansion, via Battlefield.com:
Fight on Six All-New Maps
- Lupkow Pass: Fight in the snow-covered ravines of the treacherous Lupkow Pass. Against this dramatic backdrop, the vertical fights are as bitter as the cold.
- Albion: Partake in the skirmishes of the Albion assault in a freezing archipelago. In this massive invasion of the Baltic peninsula, the German Empire attacks with infantry, dreadnoughts, and aircraft against the heavy coastal gun batteries of the Russian forces.
- Galicia: In the midst of the epic Brusilov Offensive, the Russian Empire is fighting to push back the Austro-Hungarian forces in the Russian countryside. Take on an open map focused on infantry, cavalry, and light vehicles.
- Brusilov Keep: The Russians have pushed their enemy into a small mountain town, but the Austro-Hungarians are making a strong stand. Experience close-quarter fights by the Carpathians on an infantry-focused map.
History has more in store for the Russian Army. Stay tuned for info on two extra maps coming to the most extensive Battlefield 1 expansion pack yet.
New Weapons and Vehicles
Expand your arsenal with 11 new, Russian-themed weapons including the Mosin-Nagant M91, together with new melee weapons, and the Russian Standard 1912 grenade. Pilot the massive Ilya-Muromets Heavy Bomber, wield the amped-up firepower of the Putilov-Garford Heavy Armored Car, and spawn strategically on the Y-Lighter Landing Craft. You’ll also be able to defend your positions with a new stationary weapon: the powerful coastal gun batteries.
In Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, you can also ride with the legendary Hussar cavalry and charge into battle with new tactical possibilities. Master the all-new lance and evolved horse move set.
New and Improved Game Modes
Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar has a new game mode called Supply Drop, where you’ll join a fast-paced fight for supplies on the Eastern Front as planes airdrop everything needed to outgun and outscore your opponents. We’re also adding new, epic Operations including Brusilov Offensive – one of the most lethal offensives of the war.
Take on New Challenges
Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar comes with many new goals and in-game giveaways. Expect new Medals, Dog Tags, Service Stars, and more that will keep you in the fight even longer.
Electronic Arts also announced a slew of other Battlefield 1-related news, also via Battlefield.com:
- Later in June, owners of Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass will get access to the Nivelle Nights map, followed by the Prise de Tahure map in July.
- On the back of the release of Prise de Tahure, we’ll begin Premium Trials. When active, Premium Trials will give all players access to maps exclusive to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners. Furthermore, Premium Friends will be available until Gamescom. Premium Friends lets Premium Pass owners bring their friends in to play on the new maps their friends normally can’t access.
- Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar – the most extensive Battlefield expansion pack so far – will release in September.
- The third expansion pack, Turning Tides, will be released in December 2017, followed by Apocalypse in early 2018.
- We’re very excited to bring a competitive experience to the 20 million players of Battlefield 1 and can’t wait to share more with you, our community, at Gamescom in August.
- The CTE (Community Test Environment) will be available on consoles soon. The CTE is a Battlefield 1 environment where involved players can help us test new features, improved/changed content, and experiments that aren’t yet (and may never be) ready for public release.
Watch the “In the Name of the Tsar” teaser trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.