Gaming NewsDec 20, 2016 at 4:28a PSTby luckie

Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass DLC to feature the battles of Verdun and Soissons

DICE shared some concept art and info on the first DLC to Battlefield 1. Entitled They Shall Not Pass, the add-on will feature the French army, the Verdun and Soissons maps and new weapons.

The first DLC to Battlefield 1, entitled They Shall Not Pass (is the next one going to be Run, You Fools?), is coming out in March 2017. This one will feature the playable French Army faction along with new maps and weapons. While the developers at DICE arenít ready to show too much yet, they shared some concept art graphics setting the tone for the upcoming add-on, which is going to feature two of the most infamous battles of the Great War: the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of Soissons (trivia: for the latter, Adolf Hitler was awarded the Iron Cross First Class).

They Shall Not Pass DLC features two of the most horrible battles of the the Great War. - 2016-12-21
They Shall Not Pass DLC features two of the most horrible battles of the the Great War.

The Battle of Verdun turned into the longest and most costly battle of the war, having lasted 9 months and caused close to 1 billion casualties. The players will participate in the early, intense stages of the battle, in February of 1916. While the surface of the Verdun map will be mostly burned up and shell-like, after the initial barrage, it will also be criss-crossed with trenches, tunnels and underground fortresses, including Fort Vaux. On the other hand, the Battle of Verdun maps will focus on the French tank assaults around key bridges over the Aisene River.

With Battlefield 1 Premium Pass players will get a two-week early access to this and all future DLC packs as well as some bonus content. Find out more details here.

After countles barrages, Verdunís surroundings resembled a smouldering wasteland. - 2016-12-21
After countles barrages, Verdunís surroundings resembled a smouldering wasteland.
A lot of fighting took place over Fort Vaux. - 2016-12-21
A lot of fighting took place over Fort Vaux.
The village of Samogneux, or rather whatís left of it. - 2016-12-21
The village of Samogneux, or rather whatís left of it.
The Battle of Soissons was an Allied offensive in late 1918. - 2016-12-21
The Battle of Soissons was an Allied offensive in late 1918.