E3 2017: Battlefield 1: In The Name of the Tsar Arrives this September

EA and DICE have lifted the curtain on what’s coming in the second Battlefield 1 expansion, In The Name of the Tsar.

The Russians are coming to Battlefield 1 this September as part of the second expansion, In The Name of the Tsar. Players will get a ton of new content, as well as getting to play as the Women’s Battalion of Death when playing as the Russian army. While no date was given, we do know that the expansion will arrive sometime in September.

Unlike in They Shall Not Pass, In The Name of the Tsar will ship with six multiplayer maps, which is two more than we got from the previous DLC. Here are details for four of the six maps players will be getting:

  • Lupkow Pass: Fight in the snow-covered ravines of the treacherous Lupkow Pass. Against this dramatic backdrop, the vertical fights are as bitter as the cold.
  • Albion: Partake in the skirmishes of the Albion assault in a freezing archipelago. In this massive invasion of the Baltic peninsula, the German Empire attacks with infantry, dreadnoughts, and aircraft against the heavy coastal gun batteries of the Russian forces.
  • Galicia: In the midst of the epic Brusilov Offensive, the Russian Empire is fighting to push back the Austro-Hungarian forces in the Russian countryside. Take on an open map focused on infantry, cavalry, and light vehicles.
  • Brusilov Keep: The Russians have pushed their enemy into a small mountain town, but the Austro-Hungarians are making a strong stand. Experience close-quarter fights by the Carpathians on an infantry-focused map.

On top of the maps, players will get a lot of new weapons and vehicles. There are eleven new, Russian-themed weapons including the Mosin-Nagant M91, a handful of new melee weapons, and the Russian Standard 1912 grenade. New vehicles include the Ilya-Muromets Heavy Bomber, the Putilov-Garford Heavy Armored Car, and spawn the Y-Lighter Landing Craft. You’ll also be able to wield lances as part of the legendary Hussar cavalry.

There’s also a new game mode called Supply Drop where you’ll join a fast-paced fight for supplies on the Eastern Front as planes airdrop everything needed to outgun and outscore your opponents. New Operations will be included.

Battlefield 1: In The Name of the Tsar is out September on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Be sure to check back with Hardcore Gamer for all things E3 2017.