New Battlefield 1 Tsar Expansion and Night Maps Announced

During today’s EA Play conference, DICE revealed a new expansion pack for Battlefield 1. Titled In the Name of the Tsar, the expansion focuses on the eastern front of World War I.

The expansion adds the Russian army into the game, bringing with it playable female soldiers. The expansion adds six new maps and releases this September free for people who purchase the game’s Premium pass. Before the expansion launches, however, DICE will be adding two new night maps, in June and July.

DICE also teased a “new competitive experience” for Battlefield, to be revealed during Gamescom 2017.

Here’s a rundown on the expansion, via Electronic Arts:


Enter the war’s biggest front in the most extensive Battlefield expansion so far. Releasing in September, Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar is the second Battlefield 1 expansion and sees the Russian Army joining the fight, including the Women’s Battalion of Death represented by the Scout class.

Here’s How to Play

Premium Pass players get early access to Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar. A Battlefield 1 Premium Pass includes: two-week early access to unreleased expansion packs, new multiplayer maps, and new weapons—and, for a limited time, it’s now on sale.

Learn about Battlefield 1 Premium Pass

Don’t own Battlefield 1 yet? The sale includes up to 50% off on Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition, which gives you all the action-packed extras in both the Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition and the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. Get all four themed expansion packs, 14 Battlepacks, new maps, elite classes and so much more. If you want the definitive Battlefield 1 collection, this is it.

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.

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