Battlefield 1’s They Shall Not Pass Expansion Releases on March 14

March 2, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

Battlefield 1’s They Shall Not Pass expansion is releasing on March 14 for Premium Pass owners, EA and DICE announced today. Non-Premium Pass owners will be able to buy it separately beginning on March 28.

They Shall Not Pass includes four new maps (Verdun Heights, Fort de Vaux, Soissons, Rupture), two new Operations, the new Frontlines game mode, new weapons, new vehicles, and more. “The French Army joins the fight to defend their homeland,” the description adds. “Close-quarter fights and huge tank battles on the western front await.”

Here’s what to expect from the new maps:

  • Verdun Heights – 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.
  • Fort de Vaux – The first big engagement inside a fort during World War 1 takes place in the dark underworld of Fort de 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!
  • Soissons – 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.
  • Rupture – 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 remaining three expansions in the Premium Pass are called In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides, and Apocalypse. They’ll offer the Russian Army, naval battles, and more.

[Source: Battlefield (1), (2), (3), (4)]