EA has announced that there will be a free trial for all Battlefield 1 players for the Turning Tides DLC. Starting January 16, everyone with a copy of Battlefield 1 and an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership will be able to partake in the game’s DLCs.
These will include the Gallipoli peninsula, Name of the Tsar and They Shall Not Pass (including the night map Prise de Tahure). This trial will run until January 22nd, just long enough to give fans a taste of what they could have with the DLC packs. Whatever progress you make in the trial will be transferred upon purchase of the DLC(s).
If you happen to be a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owner, you will be able to access the North Sea campaign of Turning Tides. This campaign includes the Zeebrugge and Heligoland Bight maps, British Empire Royal Marines, and C-Class Airships.
EA also states that Battlefield 1 Apocalypse details will be “imminent.” From EA, that could mean anywhere from later today to a month or two from now.
If you don’t already know, Name of the Tsar includes several new maps, weapons, supplies, vehicles, challenges, specializations, operations, and service assignments. The operations will allow you to participate in the Brusilov Offensive, Red Tide, and be a part of the Russian army and the Women’s Battalion of Death. Some of the class specializations feature Quick Regen and Bayonet Training, which are unlocked around the service assignments.
They Shall Not Pass also includes a bunch of new maps, this time all of the French country side. Soissons and Rupture are especially pleasant with rolling green hills and beautiful tiered gardens of red poppies.
In this DLC you will join the French Army in an additional game mode called Frontlines. This is a bit like capture the flag, only more complicated. You have to capture one flag at a time and then move on to the next one in a slow chain until you capture the enemy’s headquarters.
Will you be participating in this trial? Is it really a free trial if you have to have a membership and the base game to try it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.