Four New Maps
Thanks to the DLC's release, we know a lot about the four maps They Shall Not Pass brings to the game. These maps are based on some of the most intense fighting of World War I.
DICE has outlined the four maps in They Shall Not Pass and the list includes Verdun Heights, Fort Vaux, Soissons, and Rupture.
"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."
The image here depicts the Battle of Verdun (1916), and more specifically, a battle that's become known as the Devil's Anvil. The Battle of Verdun was one of the biggest (and costliest) battles of World War I.
"The first big engagement inside a fort during World War 1 takes place in the dark underworld of Fort 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!"
The walkthrough video below takes you through some of the more important things to know about the level.
"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."
In addition to the Battle of Verdun and the fighting at Fort Vaux, the DLC includes Battle of Soissons which took place in 1918.
The developer notes that the Battle of Soissons inspired it "to create a new set of maps that captures the massive French tank assaults."
Here is an overview of the map:
"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."
You can get a feel for Rupture in the video preview below.