One of the maps from Battlefield 1‘s Russian Army DLC, In the Name of the Tsar, is coming to the game a month before the rest of the DLC, developer DICE recently announced.
Lupkow Pass will be released in August, about a month ahead of when the rest of In the Name of the Tsar‘s content will be available to Battlefield 1‘s Premium Pass owners. Taking place in a forest blanketed in snow that makes us cold just looking at it, Lupkow Pass seems to be one of the larger maps in the game, with seven capture points in conquest and a railroad for the armored train behemoth that cuts right down the middle. It also looks like players will have access to some, but not all, of the new guns. Nor will Supply Drop, the new game mode, be available. The new spear-wielding cavalry class will, fortunately, be playable.
DICE also announced that it will be starting its Premium Trials program, which lets players who don’t own the current DLC try the pay-to-play maps for a limited time, in July. DICE has not announced whether Premium Trials will last long enough so that those players will have an opportunity to play on Lupkow Pass, but all DLC maps up until then—They Shall Not Pass maps and the new night maps included—will be accessible during this trial period for non-DLC owners.
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Immediately following the Lupkow Pass announcement, prominent Battlefield YouTubers like Westie and Jackfrags began uploading previously embargoed footage of gameplay taken from EA Play 2017. The videos give us a good look at the map’s layout, six of the eleven new guns (including a silenced carbine pistol), and the new cavalry class, which might be the highlight of In the Name of the Tsar. Lupkow Pass will be an infantry-heavy map, with the only vehicles being the armored train and aircraft.
Lately, DICE has been making a real effort to keep the Battlefield 1 community alive, given how slowly the major DLC map packs are rolling out. They recently released the first of its night maps, Nivelle Nights, in its June update, which will be followed by Prise de Tehure and a brand-new night Operation comprised of the two maps in July.
Battlefield 1 is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Source: PVP Live