Thursday, March 9, 2017

5 Things to Know About Battlefield 1 Turning Tides

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Now that DICE has revealed its four Battlefield 1 DLC expansion packs we want to take an early look at everything we know, and think we know, about the Battlefield 1 Turning Tides DLC.

The first Battlefield 1 DLC, They Shall Not Pass, is just a few short days away from its release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

They Shall Not Pass is the first piece of Battlefield 1 DLC but it’s not the last. DICE is planning three more expansions including In the Name of the Tsar, Apocalypse, and Turning Tide.

Thanks to the They Shall Not Pass release and DICE, we already know quite a bit about the three upcoming DLC packs. We’ve already taken a look at In the Name of the Tsar and today we’re taking a look at Turning Tides.

DICE has confirmed a few details and we’ll outline those here. We’re also taking a look at a few things we expect from the developer and the release of the Battlefield 1 Turning Tides DLC.

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Release Date

DICE hasn’t confirmed any release dates beyond They Shall Not Pass (March 14th for Premium Pass holders, March 28th for everyone else).

At this point, with the Turning Tides DLC being marketed in the third slot in promotional materials, it looks like it will slot in as the Battlefield 1 DLC 3. We expect In the Name of the Tsar and the Russian army to debut after They Shall Not Pass.

If this pans out, expect Turning Tides to come much later in 2017. DICE typically puts a few months between its DLC releases so we’re probably not looking at a release in April, May or even June.

We don’t know the exact date but one thing we do know is that Premium Pass holders will get the DLC two weeks before everyone else.

New Maps, ANZACS & More

DICE has promised 16 new maps in its Battlefield 1 DLC. They Shall Not Pass is bringing four new maps and we wouldn’t be surprised if each DLC expansion featured four new battlefields.

We don’t have their names but we do know Turning Tides will focus on the brutal amphibious warfare of World War I.

In its teaser, EA and DICE confirm a few early details. We know the DLC will feature a new destroyer. We also know it will bring a new coastal class airship to the game. Their names and attributes are unclear at this time.

We also know the DLC will feature the Zeebrugge raid and the first days of the Gallipoli offensive. The Zeebrugge raid was a naval skirmish between the British and Germans near the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

The Gallipoli stretched from 1915 to 1916 and featured intense battles between the Ottoman Empire and elements of the British Army, commonly known as ANZACS. ANZACS stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

ANZACS and Gallipoli are featured in the single-player portion of Battlefield 1 (The Runner) so it was only a matter of time before they made it into multiplayer.

How to Try the Turning Tides DLC Early

There should be a way to try at least some of the Turning Tides DLC content ahead of its release for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

DICE recently fired up the Battlefield 1 CTE for PC and it’s expected to debut for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in March.

Those who successfully join the Battlefield 1 CTE are able to test upcoming updates, and, upcoming DLC releases. They Shall Not Pass made a brief appearance in the CTE before its official release.

We expect Turning Tides and the rest of the Battlefield 1 DLC to be put into the CTE for testing (and marketing) purposes before launch.

If trying it early interests you, signup for the Battlefield 1 CTE. You’ll need the Premium Pass to gain entry though.

How to Buy Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Right Now

If you want to buy the Battlefield 1 Turning Tides DLC right now, you can.

The only way to pickup a copy of this DLC right now is via the $50 Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. The Premium Pass also nets you the They Shall Not Pass, In the Name of the Tsar, and Apocolpyse DLCs.

You also get early access to all of the DLCs, access to the CTE, Battlepacks, dog tags, and faster queue times.

We do expect the DLC to go on sale as a standalone piece of content but that probably won’t happen until sometime after its released for Premium Pass holders.

Turning Tides DLC Price

If you don’t want to spend $5o on the Premium Pass you can buy them a la carte.

We don’t have an official price yet but we expect each piece of DLC to run $15 as a standalone piece of content.

This is the route to consider if you aren’t in love with the Premium Pass price or the extra content that comes with it.

15 Things to Know About Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass

They Shall Not Pass Release Date

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They Shall Not Pass Release Date

After weeks of anticipation, we finally have a specific They Shall Not Pass release date for Premium Pass holders and those looking to buy it as a standalone piece of content. 

The They Shall Not Pass DLC release date is confirmed for March and it’ll be released to Premium Pass holders on March 14th. Premium Pass holders get access to the DLC two weeks before those without it. 

This is the release date for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. There won’t be any console exclusive release dates with Battlefield 1’s DLC. 

The release date for non-Premium Pass holders is also in March with a release date confirmed for March 28th. This is the date for all three platforms. 

If you were looking to try They Shall Not Pass ahead of its release date, you’re out of luck. DICE has pulled the DLC content from the Battlefield 1 CTE ahead of its release date. 

For more on the They Shall Not Pass release date, please take a look at our list of tips for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

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