Revealed earlier today during the EA Play Press Conference was the latest, "most extensive" Battlefield 1 expansion so far: In the Name of the Tsar. Releasing this September, the pack will contain 6 new maps, a new game mode, new operations, a new stationary weapon, a whole new army that brings with it a whole host of weapons and vehicles, and updates to the cavalry gameplay; adding an all-new lance and evolved horse move set.
The new forces and weapons will come in the form of the Russian Army, which will also include the Women's Battalion of Death represented by the Scout class. As for the new game mode, "Supply Drop" will see players fighting for supplies along the Eastern Front as planes airdrop everything they'll need to outgun and outscore their opponents.
The new Russian-themed weapons will include the Mosin-Nagant M91, new melee weapons, the Russian Standard 1912 grenade, and more. Meanwhile the new vehicles will allows players to pilot the Ilya-Muromets Heavy Bomber, the Putilov-Garford Heavy Armored Car, and the Y-Lighter Landing Craft, with the new stationary weapon being the powerful coastal gun batteries.
Moving onto the map, not all them have been detailed at this point, but based on information on the official page for Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar, here is what we know about four of them right now:
- 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.
Fight in the snow-covered ravines of the treacherous Lupkow Pass. Against this dramatic backdrop, the vertical fights are as bitter as the cold.
- 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.
- 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.
Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar releases in September on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Origin.