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Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:25 pm

The release date for Battlefield 1's new DLC, They Shall Not Pass, has been announced — the French army should arrive on March 14 for Premium Pass players and March 28 for non-premium players.

Here are the features coming with They Shall Not Pass.

French Army
Somehow left out at release, the French Army will be marching its way into Battlefield 1 with the coming expansion on March 28.

Many were not happy with the French being sidelined and many threatened to boycott the game until they were released. Even before the game officially launched, DICE was forced to announce details about their first DLC for damage control.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Battlefield 1 Telegraph easter egg hunt is continuing into They Shall Not Pass as players on the Community Test Environment have found a zombie-sounding creature in an isolation chamber within the new map Fort Vaux.

If you're planning on jumping in on the hunt when the DLC comes out, be sure to follow this guide to getting the "A Beginning" dog tag.

New Elite Class
The Trench Raider Elite Class makes its way onto the battlefield in the coming DLC. The class features a Raider Club melee weapon, but possesses a powerful grenade arsenal to dispose of grouped enemies within the trench lines.

New Game Mode
They Shall Not Pass will also include a new game mode: Frontlines. The mode will be more of a push-and-pull style where both teams fight over the objective. Once an objective is captured for your team, the point will move towards the enemy spawn and vis-versa.

You can find more information about the new game mode here.

New Weapons
  • Ribeyrolles 1918 — Assault
  • RSC M1917 — Medic
  • Lebel Model 1886 — Scout
  • Chauchat — Support
  • Sjögren Inertia — Assault
You can find more information on the new weapons here.

New Maps
There will be four new maps to fight through in the new DLC — from a fiery uphill battle in Verdun Heights to the once tranquil village of Soissons.
  • Verdun Heights
  • Fort de Vaux
  • Soissons
  • Rupture
You can learn about the new maps here.

New Behemoth and Tank
As speculated previously by many players, a new Behemoth lords itself over its enemies. The Char 2C — a French machine of war — is heavily armored and ready to impose its dominance on the battlefield.

Another new land vehicle will make its mark on the warzone — the St. Chamond. The Allied tank should be playable in all new maps. The St. Chamond was one of the most heavily armed tanks of the war. What's more, you can call in artillery strikes on your position with carrier pigeons.

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