They Shall Not Pass is the first Battlefield 1 DLC, dated for March 2017. The expansion will bring new maps, new weapons and a new playable faction – the French Army.

These new maps will include Verdun and its surrounding area. History buffs among you know that the Battle of Verdun was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Great War. It lasted for 9 months in 1916, and turned the landscape into a hell of burning forests and ruins and mud.

“Some 40 million artillery shells were fired over the course of the battle at Verdun, pulverizing the ground, turning the earth into a shattered lunar landscape,” EA wrote. “And underneath some of these trenches, tunnels and underground fortresses provide for new experiences yet unexplored in Battlefield 1.”

Another new map decides the Battle of Soissons, a place where the French Army deployed hundreds of tanks to push back the Germans and retake the town in 1918.

“In contrast to Verdun the Battle of Soissons in late 1918 inspired us to create a new set of maps that captures the massive French tank assaults. The fighting revolves around key bridges over the Aisne River and something big lurks around the village of Fismes.”

They Shall Not Pass is set to come out in March 2017. The expansion will be released two weeks early to all Battlefield 1 Premium Pass holders.

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