The Battlefield 1 DLC 1 release is still a few weeks away but you can now try the They Shall Not Pass DLC right now ahead of its release date.
In March, DICE will release the first Battlefield 1 expansion for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
Titled They Shall Not Pass, the Battlefield 1 DLC 1 is set to deliver new weapons, the French army, a new Elite class, new vehicles, four new maps, two Operations, and a whole lot more to Premium Pass holders.
The DLC will go on sale as a standalone piece of content two weeks after it’s released to those with the game’s season pass.
If you can’t wait that long, you can try the They Shall Not Pass DLC right now.
DICE has released an early version of They Shall Not Pass DLC for a select group of people to try ahead of launch. If you act quickly, and you meet the requirements, you could be a part of said group.
How to Try Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC Early
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The developer’s released They Shall Not Pass into its Battlefield 1 Community Test Environment (CTE) for testing ahead of its release date in March. If you want to try the first Battlefield 1 DLC early, you must signup for the Battlefield 1 CTE.
We’ve put together a lengthy guide that covers the Battlefield 1 CTE but here are the Cliff Notes for those of you interested in trying They Shall Not Pass ahead of its release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
It’s not clear if it will reach the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 before They Shall Not Pass is officially released.
Second, you must own the Premium Pass to gain access to the Battlefield 1 CTE. The Premium Pass is $50 for PC, Xbox One and PS4 and it nets you the They Shall Not Pass DLC, the three upcoming expansions, and more.
Finally, the Battlefield 1 CTE requires you to signup via the Battlefield Companion app or via the More section in-game. Unfortunately, space in the CTE is limited and there’s no guarantee you’ll get into the CTE in order to try out They Shall Not Pass.
So, if you want to try out the They Shall Not Pass DLC early, do yourself a favor and signup for the CTE right now.
The final version of the Battlefield 1 DLC is set to deliver a substantial amount of content to Premium Pass holders and those that buy it as a standalone piece of content.
It will deliver two new Operations, the French Army, four new maps, new weapons and gadgets, a new Elite class, new vehicles, new ranks, and more.
They Shall Not Pass is the first expansion but it won’t be the last. The developer is planning three more DLC packs including one that will introduce the Russian army to Battlefield 1.
Details about those three expansions remain scarce but we expect them to make an appearance in the CTE ahead of release as well.
They Shall Not Pass Release Date
DICE still hasn't confirmed a specific They Shall Not Pass release date but we do have a confirmed release window for the upcoming expansion.
The They Shall Not Pass DLC release date is confirmed for March though this window is only for a select group of people.
They Shall Not Pass will be released to Premium Pass holders sometime that month. It's unclear if the company will get the DLC out to everyone else in March.
Remember, Premium Pass holders get access to the DLC two weeks before everyone else which means a general release in April is possible.
There's all sorts of speculation (some of it very logical) out there but, as of right now, there isn't a concrete date available.
The company has started teasing the DLC with an in-game popup which you can see in the screenshot right here.
So while we don't have a concrete release date in place yet, the They Shall Not Pass release appears to be on track for March.