It took months but DICE has finally confirmed the first Battlefield 1 Double XP event for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC.
Last year, DICE promised double experience opportunities to gamers down the road and it’s finally making good on that promise.
To celebrate the arrival of the first Battlefield 1 DLC, They Shall Not Pass, DICE is launching the first Battlefield 1 Double XP event. Instead of a double XP weekend, DICE is giving select users a double XP week.
The first Battlefield 1 Double XP event starts on March 14th and it stretches all the way to March 19th giving Battlefield 1 users a chance to earn a ton of experience points while experiencing all of the changes included in the They Shall Not Pass DLC.
It also looks like Squad XP boost stacks with the Double XP so gamers will want to be sure to use those if they emerge from a battlepack.
Unfortunately, the double XP week isn’t available to everyone. Only Premium Pass holders get access to the XP boost. For now, at least.
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass is the game’s $50 Season Pass that nets gamers all four DLC expansion packs, access to the Battlefield 1 CTE, Battlepacks, and more. It’s also the only way to play They Shall Not Pass right now.
Battlefield 1 Premium Pass holders gained access to They Shall Not Pass on March 14th. Everyone else can purchase the DLC as a standalone expansion starting March 28th. We expect it to cost $15 on its own.
They Shall Not Pass delivers tons of new content including two new Operations, the French army, new weapons, new gadgets, new vehicles, four new maps, and a whole lot more. It’s the first Battlefield 1 DLC but it won’t be the last.
DICE is planning three more Battlefield 1 DLC packs. And while we have their names (In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides, Apocalypse) and some early details, we don’t have release dates for the trio.
The developer typically puts a few months between its DLC releases so don’t expect In the Name of the Tsar to emerge in April.
Buy It If You Want the Battlefield 1 DLC ASAP
If you know you'll want access to 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 right now.
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass comes with several perks but the best one might be the early access you get to the game's downloadable content.
If you're a Premium Pass holder, you'll get the game's three remaining expansion packs two weeks before non-Premium Pass holders.
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 early release bonus also should apply to the free Battlefield 1 maps that fall outside of the DLC expansions.
DICE has confirmed a new map called Nivelle Nights. The map is set at night and it features the French and German armies. Its also confirmed another free map called Prise de Tahure.
Prise de Tahure doesn't have a release date but Nivelle Nights will be coming to Premium Pass holders in June, possibly alongside a base Battlefield 1 update for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
DICE's first free map, Giant's Shadow, arrived a week early for Premium Pass holders so there's a chance Premium Pass holders will get first dibs on these maps when they arrive.