If you’ve found yourself frequently dipping into Battlefield 1’s online multiplayer in recent months, you’ll know there is still plenty of fun to be had. Now though, that great experience is set to expand even further as today sees the fourth and final expansion, Apocalypse, arrive for all on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC after having been restricted to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners since February.
In this expansion players will find themselves entering a living hell as the infamous battles of the Great War continues to rage on, with five all-new multiplayer maps, a new game mode, six new weapons, new gadgets, a new vehicle and much more.
So, on to the first of the new additions:
- Passchendaele – This map takes players to the once quiet countryside of Belgium which now brings nothing more than the nightmarish blood and mud filled landscape of the Great War. Here you will find yourself needing to claw your way across the landscape to huddle for cover in the dugouts and tattered ruins that remain.
- Caporetto – Here players will be taking the battle to the mountain trenches beside the Isonzo River in a monumentus battle between the Austro-Hungarians and the Italian army in a constantly uphill battle.
- River Somme – This battle will take players through the scenic wheat fields by the Somme River before turning into a deadly massacre through a barrage of devastating artillery barrages turning the once unique views into hell on earth.
Whilst that isn’t the last of the new maps of course, it’s worth noting that to enjoy the next two new entries, you will need to be fond taking part in the new Air Assault game mode.
- Razor’s Edge – Frantic dogfights amongst the snowy peaks of the mountain top. This map will see the British staving off the vicious advances of the German aces as they fight for control of the skies.
- London Calling – The heart of England, this is capital defence. Here players will be flying high above the British capital as either the attackers or defenders. There’s a German airship in the skies and Raiders on sight everywhere. No matter which side you take, this is a battle of the behemoths.
With the new maps is the previously mentioned Air Assault game mode, in which players will be fighting in battles from the skies only in all out aerial dogfighting combat.
Of course, if you want a more personal touch and prefer to have your feet firmly on the ground, then the new weapons are sure to be something you’ll fancy getting your hands on. The Apocalypse expansion brings six new firearms into play whilst two more melee weapons also take to the battlefield.
Fans of the firearm variety will find weapons such as the RSC SMG, the poisonous gas wielding Lives Projector, the BSA Howell, the LMG 08/18 Low Weight and many more, each of which bring their own optical, factory and marksman varieties. If you like your kills to have that personal edge however, then the high damage output of weapons such as the Prybar and Cleaver will certainly be more to your tastes.
As with all multiplayer DLC expansions, Apocalypse brings a bunch of new assignments and challenges for players to complete, whilst new unlockable Dog Tags, Service Stars, Codex Entries, Medals and Ribbons are all available.
Finally, we have the new Specialization type – Afflictions, and this is a Specialization introduced with pro players in mind. If you consider yourself of that level or simply want to test your skill in any situation, then the new Afflictions will be something worth looking at, including things such as ‘Mortality’ in which you will lose 200 of your in-game score for each and every respawn, and ‘Paranoia’ in which you must play with the action limiting Gas Mask on at all times.
If any of these new additions sound like something you’ll want to be getting involved in then you can head on over to the Microsoft Store (or the PlayStation/PC equivalent) to purchase Battlefield 1 – Apocalypse for the price of £14.99. Alternatively, if you’re an owner of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass, then you’ll be able to enjoy the Apocalypse expansion for no extra cost at all.
So, there we have it. Everything you can expect to find in Battlefield 1’s final expansion. Will you be heading in to the battles from the Great War? Let us know in the comments below or via our usual social channels.
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Battlefield™ 1 Apocalypse* is the fourth expansion pack for Battlefield 1, available standalone or as part of Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. Enter a living hell and descend into the most gruesome and infamous battles of the Great War. Claw your way across the ravaged landscape of Passchendaele, filled with blood and mud, and huddle behind buried dugouts and tattered ruins. Charge across the wheat fields of the Somme as the battlefield transforms into hell on earth from the devastating artillery barrage. Fight in mountain trenches near the Isonzo River as the Austro-Hungarians face off with the Italian army over bitterly contested ground in Caporetto. Outmaneuver flying foes in cataclysmic dogfights on the maps Razor’s Edge and London Calling, and become a knight of the sky in the new game mode Air Assault. Prepare to enter the nightmarish horrors of WW1. Prepare to enter the Apocalypse. • Go over the top and descend into the most gruesome and infamous battles with grinding trench warfare and deadlock struggles in the Great War. • New Air Assault game mode: A rush for ace aviators and sharp-shooting gunners. Outmaneuver your flying foes in the cataclysmic dogfights and become a knight of the sky. • 5 new multiplayer maps: Passchendaele, Caporetto, River Somme, London Calling (Air Assault), and Razor’s Edge (Air Assault). • 6 new unlockable weapons including the RSC SMG, and new brutal melee gear born out of desperation. • Continue your Battlefield 1 career with new dog tags, service stars, codex entries and more.