The first Battlefield 1 expansion They Shall Not Pass releases in March and there’s a new teaser trailer with French soldiers and tanks. Further, DICE said they will announce more details of They Shall Not Pass this coming week.

Opinions vary about They Shall Not Pass since some people believe the French army should have been available with the base game. In addition, satisfaction with DLCs is low and some people feel they don’t warrant the price of a Premium pass. Similar to the Civilization VI DLC release that disappointed many, perhaps it’s an overreaction. There is still a hoard of players absolutely loving Battlefield 1 and excited for 2017’s expansions.

The premium pass costs extra and you can still buy it if you’ve already bought the base game. Key features of a premium pass include early access to new content, four themed expansion packs, priority server access, and Battlepacks. Players would still like to see more content added to the expansion packs for premium players like more skins.

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What did we discover about They Shall Not Pass?

They Shall Not Pass doesn’t have an exact release date yet though more details are coming this week. The teaser trailer is short and pretty exciting but still revealed a few things. Notably, there is a Char 2C super heavy tank featured in the teaser which while not historically accurate is still going to be a badass wall breaking ball buster. Whether or not the Char 2C will be the main behemoth or not remains to be seen.

Moreover, the French soldier in the teaser is likely a new Elite Class. They Shall Not Pass will come with new maps and weapons with the focus on 3 key battles. DICE claim the expansion will ‘truly expand the theater of all-out war’.

Battlefield 1 players will fight in the trenches of the Battle of Verdun, in the tunnels of Fort Vaux, and by the Aisne river in the Battle of Soissons. Additionally, DICE said

The initial fighting around Verdun quickly transformed villages like Samogneux and entire forests into shadows of their former self. Verdun turned into the longest battle of the war lasting 9 months which completely transformed it. We wanted our players to be part of these initial intense attacks in the cold February of 1916.

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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. And underneath some of these trenches, tunnels and underground fortresses provide for new experiences yet unexplored in Battlefield 1.

They Shall Not Pass launches in March and an expansion later in the year will feature the Russian Empire’s army. Sadly, there are no new war stories being added yet but still plenty of reason to get excited. Time to get sick and get some time off work to search for that Lord of the Rings easter egg.

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