Battlefield 1 Turning Tides DLC & Updates Detailed Through December

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Battlefield 1 Turning Tides DLC releases this December, and it puts players in control of British Royal Marines. The expansion has four historically rooted maps. Battlefield 1 is available on Xbox One, PC and PS4. DICE/EA

Battlefield 1 announced another huge DLC is on its way. Turning Tides arrives  in December and an official EA blog post reveals what to expect from the winter expansion and other updates in the weeks ahead.

Turning Tides focuses on naval warfare operations of the British Royal Marines and includes four maps based on the Zeebrugge Raid, Gallipoli Offensive and more. Like the DLC of the past, this new content focuses on sea, air and land battles with a basis in the real-life history of World War I. The expansion will reportedly feature a new elite class, but will not emphasize Japan’s place in the larger conflict. If the key art above is any indication, it looks like soldiers will be able to take advantage of a new grappling hook gadget too.

The reduced map count is particularly interesting, considering September’s In The Name Of The Tsar and March’s They Shall Not Pass DLC both brought six new maps to the multiplayer suite. We suspect that as production begins on a new Battlefield game, the amount of DLC content will decrease slightly until the final premium-pass exclusive arrives early next year.

That said, there’s still a lot left to be done before the legacy of Battlefield 1 fades into the sunset. In addition to December’s DLC, players can also expect the standard round of free monthly content updates to balance and improve smaller features of the online experience. While patch notes and specifics are expected for October’s patch fairly soon, EA’s blog says the current emphasis is on tightening up gameplay, adding gameplay settings and bringing new Dog Tags to the steadily growing roster. Even sooner, the Battlefield franchise is gearing up for a celebration of its fifteenth anniversary. From Oct. 12 - 16 special events, giveaways and Dog Tags will be offered to those who log into the game.

Coming this November, there’s also an expansion of Operations mode, called Operation Campaigns. It essentially stitches together two standard Operations into one larger whole. The first campaign, called Eastern Storm, unites the Brusilov Offensive and Red Tide Operations from In The Name Of The Tsar. As expected, the base DLC is required to play. Soon after, a second campaign called Fall Of Empires will also be released.

In short, Battlefield 1’s content roadmap aims to carry the great momentum established by the base title since its release last October. With its final DLC expansion likely to debut sometime around March of next year, it’s easy to see that the game’s development team at DICE has given fans plenty of reason to keep coming back to this constantly evolving game. As Activision prepares to take its competitive stab at the historical shooter market with Call Of Duty: WWII this November, it will be interesting to see if goodwill gets dispensed in a similar fashion.

Battlefield 1 is available now on Xbox One, PC and PS4.

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