DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 1‘s In the Name of the Tsar DLC will be available for Premium Pass owners from September 5th, with non-pass holders gaining access to the DLC on September 19th.
The DLC includes six new multiplayer maps, the Russian army, female soldiers, 11 new weapons, new vehicles, and a new Supply Drop game mode, which sees players fighting for supplies that contain weapons and ammo on the Eastern Front. Details of the six new maps can be found below:
A ruined battleground sets the stage for a tank fight between the Bolsheviks in red and the Imperial Army in white. Makeshift shelters provide cover from the freezing cold and the constant exchange of heavy firepower.
Fight in the snow-covered ravines of the treacherous Lupkow Pass. Against this dramatic backdrop, the vertical fights are as bitter as the cold. Coming in August, followed by the entirety of the expansion pack in September.
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.
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.
On the same day that the DLC drops, a free update will be released for the game that adds HDR10 support to the game for players who have a console/PC and a screen that supports HDR (High Dynamic Range).
“With an expanded contrast ratio and color palette, more realistic, immersive, and natural visuals will be possible,” DICE adds. “As you charge through the snowy Lupkow Pass or scout the dark alleys of Tsaritsyn, the light and dark areas will be more detailed, and look more similar to what the human eye would register.”
Battlefield 1 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.