They Shall Not Pass, the first major expansion pack for Battlefield 1, has finally been detailed by developer DICE.
In a new post on the official website, the developer revealed the new maps, weapons, vehicles, and more heading our way. To start off, They Shall Not Pass will feature the following four multiplayer maps: Verdun Heights, Fort Vaux, Soissons, and Rupture.
As revealed earlier, the expansion pack introduces the French army. The soldiers wear blue uniforms and have their own war cries. Additionally, a new mode called Frontlines is being added to the game which is a mix of Conquest and Rush.
“Both teams fight for one flag at a time and when this objective is captured the action moves on to the next,” reads a line from its description. “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.”
Under the vehicles category, the Char 2C tank joins the behemoth family. It’s based on a real-life tank and is capable of turning the tide of an entire battle. Besides the Char 2C tank, players can ready themselves for the St. Chamond as well.
Furthermore, They Shall Not Pass brings a new melee-focused Elite class called Trench Raider which uses a “Raider Club” and has access to an “impressive grenade arsenal.” There’s also a new stationary field gun, the Siege Howitzer, which can be used by all infantry soldiers to rain hell on the opposing side.
They Shall Not Pass is slated for a release in March. A more concrete release date will be announced soon. Only those with access to the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass will be eligible to play the new content, as well as the forthcoming three expansion packs. The pass is priced at an expensive $50.