Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar
Battlefield 1 fans will want to tune in to EA’s Gamescom 2017n live stream later today.
EA is expected to reveal the exact release date for the new Battlefield 1 DLC, and will also showcase some of the new maps and weapons on offer.
“At Gamescom, we are gearing up for the next step, with more news, more gameplay, and more experiences for the hundreds of thousands of players joining us in-person in Cologne, Germany, and the millions more joining us online,” EA explains.
“It begins with the EA Live Show. Tune in to EA.com on August 21 at, where we’ll uncover what’s coming for the Battlefield competitive gaming experience and let you in on other news.”
The EA Live Stream will be broadcast on the Electronic Arts website from 5.30pm, and will be followed by another broadcast dedicated exclusively to Battlefield 1.
This will include details and patch notes for the newly released Battlefield 1 PS4, Xbox One and PC update.
“If you can’t be there in person, don’t miss the Battlefield 1 Live Stream on August 21 by staying on EA.com or tuning into twitch.tv/battlefield.
“We’ll be showcasing a deep dive on Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar.
“It’s the best way to learn all about the most extensive Battlefield expansion so far, which features the Russian army – including the Women’s Battalion of Death represented by the Scout class and the legendary Hussar Cavalry class.”
Weighing in at around 6GB, the hefty new new Battlefield 1 update will likely pave the way for September’s In the Name of the Tsar DLC.
The upcoming DLC shifts the action to the Eastern front, where players will join the Russian army in what is described as the most extensive Battlefield expansion to date.
In the Name of the Tsar features six new maps, as well as a host of new weapons, vehicles and calvary.
New maps include Lupkow Pass, Albion, Galicia and Brusilov Keep, while weapons include the Mosin-Nagant M91 and the Russian Standard 1912 grenade.
Perhaps most exciting of all is the Supply Drop game mode, in which teams fight for supplies dropped by planes.