While Battlefield 1 continues the grand modern tradition of offering most of its post-launch content for a price, you’ll be glad to know that at least a few things will be free.
One such freebie is a map called Giant’s Shadow, which will be with us sometime in December and is set during the Battle of the Selle of 1918.
Here’s how DICE describe the new map:
Prepare to take part in the Battle of the Selle in the cold autumn of 1918. Here, the fighting moves out of the trenches and into open country where a massive crashed airship casts its shadow onto the battlefield. The British forces have broken through the Hindenburg line and are now in pursuit towards an important railway center. Fierce infantry and tank engagements ensue on the open ground and river banks alongside the Cateu-Wassigny railway where an armored train can still turn the tide. Giant’s Shadow will be coming to Battlefield 1 as part of a free update in December.
Giant’s Shadow will feature a tasty blend of infantry and vehicle combat, while the armoured train makes its return as the behemoth vehicle.
It’s unclear exactly how much free content DICE/EA intend to share for Battlefield 1. Hopefully this isn’t just a festive one-off, and we can expect the odd free map every now and again.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.