Battlefield 1 DLC: 5 Things to Know Right Now
All four Battlefield 1 DLC packs for PS4, Xbox One and PC are confirmed and today we want to take a look at everything we know about the upcoming Battlefield 1 DLC release dates, their content, and the Premium Pass.
As we push away from the game’s release date, DICE is improving Battlefield 1 in a number of different ways.
Battlefield 1 already features a solid single player campaign and its deep multiplayer experience will get even deeper thanks to free updates and upcoming Battlefield 1 DLC expansions for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
DICE is currently offering a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass (also known as a Season Pass). The Premium Pass allows gamers to buy all of the game’s DLC expansion packs at once. It also features several excellent perks including one that allows gamers to try DLC early.
The first piece of paid Battlefield 1 DLC is out for Xbox One, PS4 and PC and today we want to take a look at everything you need to know, right now, about the Premium Pass and the game’s upcoming DLC expansion packs.
The company is mum about some of the important details so we’ll outline a few of our expectations here as well.
Check back here for regular updates. We’ll continue to update this roundup with new and important information.
Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass, like the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass, is priced at $50. Or, $10 less than the original price of the full game.
For your $50, you’ll get all four planned Battlefield 1 DLC expansion packs and you’ll also get the chance to try Battlefield 1 DLC and free updates ahead of their release.
The Premium Pass grants you access to the Battlefield 1 Community Test Environment, also known as the Battlefield 1 CTE.
The first Battlefield 1 DLC, They Shall Not Pass, passed through the CTE and we expect the next three expansions to emerge in the CTE ahead of their releases as well.
On top of that, the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass gives you access to all of the DLCs two weeks before everyone else. This mirrors what EA did with the Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
For more on the merits of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass, take a look at our buyers guide. It’ll walk you through everything you need to know.
Battlefield 1 DLC Price
Nothing is confirmed but the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass price hints at the price of the individual Battlefield 1 DLC expansion packs.
With the Premium Pass price set at $50, we expect each add-on to cost $15 on its own. Season passes always offer a bit of a deal and we’d expect the Premium Pass to offer the same $10 discount EA gave to Battlefront Season Pass holders.
Look for this to be confirmed in the near future.
Battlefield 1 Premium Pass & DLC Deals
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass is $50 which means it’s more expensive than Battlefield 1 is at some retailers. The game retails for $60 though we’ve seen the price drop significantly since launch.
At $50, the Premium Pass is quite the investment. While we haven’t seen a ton of deals emerge, we’ve seen a few.
We don’t expect to see huge discounts in the early part of the year but we should see some retailers knock $5 to $10 off the price tag in the coming months, after the hype surrounding the first DLC release has died down.
We don’t expect many details on the individual DLC packs. Retailers probably won’t budge much from the starting price point.
Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC
DICE is planning four Battlefield 1 DLC expansion packs for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The first Battlefield 1 DLC add-on is called “They Shall Not Pass“.
The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC focuses on France and it will add four new multiplayer maps, new weapons, a new Elite class, and more to the game.
For more on They Shall Not Pass content, take a look at our full roundup.
Battlefield 1 DLC 2, DLC 3 & DLC 4
We don’t know much about them yet though we do know In The Name of the Tsar will bring the Russian Army and four new maps. We also know it will be the DLC that follows They Shall Not Pass.
Turning Tides will be feature amphibious warfare and we expect Apocalypse to be based on the Battle of the Somme.
EA DICE notes that the four Battlefield 1 DLC packs will bring 16 new multiplayer maps, new Operations and game modes, new elite classes, 20 new weapons, and more vehicles.
The They Shall Not Pass DLC gives you an idea about what to expect from the next three expansion packs in terms of content.
EA says that “details and release dates for each expansion pack” are coming soon but we don’t expect to hear anything more about these DLC’s until after the company is done promoting the They Shall Not Pass expansion.
Battlefield 1 DLC Release Dates
The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass release date is March 14th though this date is for Premium Pass holders.
Those who opt to buy the DLC as a standalone piece of content won’t get access to the expansion’s contents until late March.
As for the three other expansion packs, EA typically puts a couple of months between its DLC releases so we’d expect the second DLC add-on (In the Name of the Tsar) to emerge in May or June.
We’d expect all four of them to be out by early 2018.
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 now.
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass comes with several perks but the best perk is the early access you get to the game's downloadable content.
If you're a Premium Pass holder, you'll get the game's four expansion packs two weeks before non-Premium Pass holders.
So 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 first Battlefield 1 DLC add-on, They Shall Not Pass, arrives March 14th for Premium Pass holders and March 28th for those that want to buy it as a standalone piece of content.