Hey everyone, we’re so excited to share the next chapter of the Battlefield 1 journey through the Great War. Coming this September, Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar adds our most extensive Battlefield expansion yet. With the massive Russian Army joining the fight, including the amazing Women’s Battalion of Death represented by the Scout class, you’ll get to experience some of the most dramatic battles involving the Russian Empire during World War I.
We’ve also got six new maps coming as the fight moves to the Eastern Front and the ensuing Russian Revolution. Set against the harsh winter, these were some of the most brutal conflicts of the war. And these maps will prove it!
Lupkow Pass: The vertical fights are as bitter as the cold as you fight amid snow-covered ravines and treacherous mountains. The first map of Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, Lupkow Pass pits the Austro-Hungarian forces against the dug-in troops of the Russian Imperial Army. With narrow passes and gorges constantly limiting your sightlines, adapting your tactics is key. You’ll want to gain altitude and get a vantage point on the enemy to help secure the win – but an Armored Train may just change the outcome of the battle.
Albion: Partake in the skirmishes of the Albion assault in this massive invasion of the Baltic peninsula, as the German Empire enacts a brutal coastal bombardment against the heavy gun batteries of the Russian forces. While expert vehicle and artillery use is crucial, sharp-eyed infantry that are able to stay ahead of the mayhem can make a serious impact with each capture point.
Galicia: Set during the epic Brusilov Offensive, you’ll find the Russian Empire committed to pushing back the Austro-Hungarian forces from within the Russian countryside. It’s an open map focused on infantry, cavalry, and light vehicles. With plenty of open space to traverse, it’s a great opportunity to make use of the cavalry charge as both lightning-fast transport and a serious threat to enemies on foot.
Brusilov Keep: The Russians have pushed the Austro-Hungarians back into a secluded mountain town along a critical trade route of the Eastern Front, but the opposition is making a strong stand on this infantry-focused map. Set in the shadow of the Carpathian Mountains, there’s a big emphasis on close-range soldier combat here. Your best bet? Top-notch teamwork with your squad.
Tsaritsyn: The Bolsheviks and the Imperials enter the fray among barricaded streets as the old and new regimes fight for the soul of Russia. This up-close and personal infantry fight is as ruthless as they come. Use the house-to-house fighting to your advantage by setting up ambushes for overextending enemies.
Volga River: A ruined rural battleground sets the stage for a tank fight between the Bolsheviks in red and the Imperial Army in white. Makeshift shelters provide cover from the freezing cold and the constant exchange of heavy firepower. As you trade salvos with enemy tanks, remember to keep yourself from being outnumbered. A strategic retreat can give you time to regroup and prevent losing vehicle resources.
Along with the maps, we’re going to add 11 Russian-themed weapons, including the Mosin-Nagant M91 and the Russian Standard 1912 grenade. The massive Ilya-Muromets Heavy Bomber will rain devastation down from the sky, but you’ll be able to defend your positions from a unique stationary weapon: the powerful coastal gun battery.
You’ll also get the chance to execute incredible cavalry charges with the legendary Hussar riders using their awesome lances and an evolved set of cavalry moves.
We’ll be introducing a game mode called Supply Drop as well, where you’ll join a fast-paced fight for supplies on the Eastern Front as airdrops descend on strategic capture points, and recovering them gives you everything you’ll need to outgun your opponents. We’re also adding some epic Operations, including the Brusilov Offensive – one of the most lethal offensives of the war.
Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar comes with a ton of new goals and in-game rewards, too. Expect Medals, Dog Tags, Service Stars, and more that will keep you in the fight even longer. I can’t wait to see you in the battle!