If you’ve been blasting your way through the ranks of the Battlefield 1 multiplayer in recent months, then you’ve probably already been enticed into the latest DLC packs that have arrived, and the multiplayer additions they’ve brought. With the year finally coming to its closing months, it will soon be time for the next DLC pack to arrive in Battlefield 1, so to prepare you for the upcoming release, here’s what you can expect to find in Battlefield 1: Turning Tides.
The next of Battlefield’s DLC arrivals is set to challenge players with the task of conquering the land, sea and air in the amphibious battles of the great war. Turning Tides is set to bring a ton of new content to Battlefield 1 throughout December and January with new maps, guns, vehicles and more all set to make an appearance.
This will be the first time a Battlefield DLC has been released in two separate waves, however with DICE looking to ensure a steady stream of new maps and other great content to keep players busy in the coming months, you can be sure there will be plenty to get stuck into.
As with every other DLC pack, owners of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass will once more get a two-week head start with the new content but for those of you looking to see exactly what you’ll be getting your hands on, here’s a full breakdown of everything you can find in Battlefield 1: Turning Tides.
In the first half batch of content, players will gain access to two new maps, one new Operation, six new guns, two melee weapons, two all new vehicles and a new Elite Class to pick up out on the Battlefield.
The maps included are Achi Baba and Cape Helles. Achi Babe will see players thrown into battle with the British assault on the Gallipoli peninsula of 1925, and will see play heavily focussed on fast, close quarters infantry fighting. Cape Helles on the other hand will have players storm the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula with British Forces, or taking down the British in a brave defence as they defend the Ottoman Empire’s fortifications.
The new Operation, Gallipoli, will see several sectors of both new maps come into play in the same classic attack and defend gameplay we’ve come to expect from the far spreading Operations game mode.
The new guns arriving this December include many popular choices, such as the Type 38 Arisaka, the Carcano M91 Carbine, the M1917 Trench Carbine, the M1917 MG. the fearmongering Maschinenpistole M1912/p.16 and finally the Farquhar-Hill. The melee options will bring the new Naval Cutlass and the exciting Grappling Hook into play for those close quarters fights down in the trench.
The new vehicles also arrive in the December half of the DLC and bring the infamous L-Class Destroyer. The L-Class destroyers, also known as the Laforeys, were built with 4-inch armament meaning those liking to rule from the waters will soon be able to fire away from a near invincible fortress when the L-Class Destroyer arrives in December. Meanwhile the C-Class Airship will enable players to deliver the hell-fire from above in an all new and nimble airship with enough room for a pilot and his three gunners.
December will see its final addition come in the form of the Infiltrator Elite Class, a new attainable pickup that can be found in the battlefield and will allow those who find it to hide in plain sight whilst moving faster across the battlefield to get the one up on the enemy.
Of course, that’s not the end of the new content as January 2018 will see the second part of Turning Tides arrive in which two more maps will come to Battlefield 1, along with another new army as the British Royal Marines join the fold.
The first of January’s maps Heligoland Bight will see players engage in a naval clash of epic proportion as either the British Royal Marines or the German Navy, as the sensational dreadnoughts, destroyers and aircraft of both forces are put to the test, whilst infantry troops fight it out on foot upon the iconic red cliffs of Rocky Cove.
The second, and final, map of the Turning Tides content, Zeebrugge will take players on the testing raid of the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, whilst the unsettling waves and huge German set the scene in a map that will see air, sea and close-quarters infantry combat take centre stage.
As previously mentioned the British army are now set to be a part of Battlefield 1 as the Royal Marines make a dramatic entrance, one which allows players to don the hero status the blue uniform brings as one of the British Empire’s elite naval troops.
Battlefield 1: Turning Tides will be available to owners of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass two weeks before general release, but if you’re not a Premium Pass holder fear not as the Premium Trials event taking place in December will allow non-Premium members the chance to get in on the action in the amphibious content drop.
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