The first Battlefield 1 DLC for PS4, Xbox One and PC is confirmed and today we want to take a look at everything we know about the upcoming Battlefield 1 DLC release dates, content, and more.
As we push away from the game’s release date, EA DICE is improving Battlefield 1 in a number of different ways.
The game already features a solid single player campaign and its deep multiplayer experience will get even deeper thanks to free updates and upcoming Battlefield 1 DLC expansion packs for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
EA DICE is currently offering a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass (also known as a Season Pass) which allows gamers to buy all of the game’s upcoming DLC.
The first piece of paid Battlefield 1 DLC is confirmed for early 2017 and today we want to take a look at everything you need to know, right now, about the Premium Pass and the game’s upcoming DLC expansion packs.
The company is mum about some of the important details so we’ll outline a few of our expectations here as well.
Check back here for regular updates. We’ll continue to update this roundup with new and important information.
Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
EA DICE’s Battlefield 1 Premium Pass is now available and it confirms a number of key details for PC, Xbox One and PS4 owners.
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass, like the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass, is priced at $50. Or, $10 less than the original price of the game.
For your $50, you’ll get all four planned Battlefield 1 DLC expansion packs and you’ll also get an excellent perk related to the DLC.
If you pickup a copy of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass you’ll get access to all of the DLCs two weeks before everyone else. This also mirrors what EA did with the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Battlefield 1 Premium Pass Deals
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass is finally available in most places and it’s on sale for all three platforms ahead of the first paid DLC’s release date.
We also expect to see Battlefield 1 Premium Pass deals emerge on sites like Green Man Gaming giving you a chance to save some money on the $50 price tag.
Be on the lookout for Premium Pass deals as we push into the year.
Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC
EA DICE is planning four Battlefield 1 DLC expansion packs for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The first Battlefield 1 DLC add-on is called “They Shall Not Pass”.
The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC will focus on France and it will add new multiplayer maps, and more, to the game.
EA DICE has released several teaser images of the upcoming DLC and they offer a glimpse at what’s to come.
These images aren’t screenshots. Instead they are “concept exploration images from the DICE team.” They “represent the studio’s vision of the battlefields you’ll encounter in They Shall Not Pass.”
Official details about the French army, the new maps and the rest of the DLC’s content are scarce at the moment but we now know part of the DLC will be based on the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of Soissons, and the fighting at Fort Vaux.
We also know the above image represents the “design vision DICE has gone for in one of the expansion’s four maps.” It’s unclear if the other concept exploration images here represent the DLC’s three other maps though it’s very possible.
For more on They Shall Not Pass, take a look at our full roundup. It’ll get you prepared for the release later this year.
Battlefield 1 DLC 2, DLC 3 & DLC 4
The company hasn’t named the remaining three Battlefield 1 DLC expansions though it does note that an “upcoming expansion will bring the Russian Empire into the battle.”
EA DICE also notes that the four Battlefield 1 DLC packs will bring 16 new multiplayer maps, new Operations and game modes, new elite classes, 20 new weapons, and more vehicles.
EA says that “details and release dates for each expansion pack” are coming soon. We don’t expect to hear anything more about these DLC’s until after the They Shall Not Pass release date in March.
Battlefield 1 DLC Release Dates
The first paid Battlefield 1 DLC expansion pack will arrive in early 2017. For Premium Pass holders at least.
The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass release date is confirmed for March though this is for Premium Pass holders. This release window might not apply to those of you that are planning to buy the DLC add-on as a standalone piece of content.
As for the three other expansion packs, EA typically puts a couple of months between its DLC releases so we’d expect the second DLC add-on to emerge in May or June.
We’d expect all four of them to be out by early 2018.
Battlefield 1 DLC Price
Nothing is confirmed but the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass price hints at the price of the individual Battlefield 1 DLC expansion packs.
With the Premium Pass price set at $50, we expect each add-on to cost $15 on its own. Season passes always offer a bit of a deal and we’d expect the Premium Pass to offer the same $10 discount EA gave to Battlefront Season Pass holders.
We fully expect these DLCs to be sold as standalone pieces of content giving those that skip the Premium Pass a chance to buy them.
For more on the Premium Pass, you’ll want to take a look at our reasons to, and not to, buy the Premium Pass right now.
Buy It If You Want the Battlefield 1 DLC ASAP
If you know you'll want access to the Battlefield 1 DLC as soon as its released for Xbox One/PS4/PC, you'll want to think about picking up the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass now.
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass comes with several perks but the best perk is the early access you get to the game's downloadable content.
If you're a Premium Pass holder, you'll get the game's four expansion packs two weeks before non-Premium Pass holders.
So if you want to get a bit of a head start on learning the new weapons, new classes, new modes, and new maps, the Premium Pass is the route you'll probably want to take.
The first Battlefield 1 DLC add-on, They Shall Not Pass, arrives in March 2017 for Premium Pass holders. We don't have a specific release date yet but it looks like the first details will arrive in the near future.