E3 2017: New Battlefield 1 Maps Coming Soon, Including Those Set At Night

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Now Playing: Battlefield 1's Newest Expansion Overhauls Its Progression System - E3 2017

While on stage at EA's E3 2017 press conference, the developers behind Battlefield 1 unveiled their plans for new content that begins this month. Leading up to the launch of the In The Name of The Tsar expansion this September, EA and DICE aren't leaving the World War I shooter in the wings, and they're actively preparing the game for regular updates for Battlefield Premium members.

A total of eight new maps will release over the next few months, including six tied to the Tsar expansion. Two French-themed nighttime maps will debut beginning this month; Nivelle Nights launches in June and will be followed by Prise de Tahure in July.

The Russian-themed expansion In The Name of the Tsar will follow in September; you can watch a trailer for it above. While there is no single-player component, new maps, weapons, vehicles, and more will be added. Moreover, the Tsar expansion will also mark the debut of female soldiers for players, which is a first for the series' multiplayer.

DICE and EA had other news to share today, revealing that Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC will be free. We also got our first good look at Need for Speed: Payback gameplay. For more from the publisher, check out our EA Play press conference news roundup and our E3 hub for all of our event coverage.

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