Battlefield 1 Update Out Now for Premium Members and Adds In the Name of the Tsar Content

Starting today Premium Members for Battlefield 1 can start to experience the harshness of winter’s cold as the second planned DLC expansion “In the Name of the Tsar” for the World War 1 shooter is now live as of this writing.

In the Name of the Tsar is set to add new maps, weapons, a new game mode and for the first time a female soldier to the Battlefield franchise. For those out of the loop or simply want to see what the latest DLC has to offer feel free to check out the patch notes below:

In the Name of the Tsar Patch Notes

Maps

  • Galicia – An entrenched fight across a war-torn river valley.
  • Brusilov Keep – A small village high in the Carpathians braces for a Russian siege.
  • Albion – German ships invade the West Estonian Archipelago.
  • Tsaritsyn – Old and new Russia clash in the war-torn streets of Tsaritsyn.
  • Volga River – An epic tank battle along Volga River.

Supply Drop Game Mode

Airdrops will appear periodically, and your team must defend the drop location to recover those supplies. The team that recovers the most supplies at the end of the match wins

Operations

  • Brusilov Offensive – The Russian army deploys new tactics on the Eastern Front in 1916.
  • Red Tide – The Russian Red Army and White Guard clash in civil war during 1919.

Factions 

  • The Russian Empire’s White Guard
  • Red Army

Vehicles

  • Putilov Garford
  • Ilya-Muromets
  • Y-lighter
  • 305/52 O Coastal Gun
  • Hussar Cavalry Unit

Weapons

Assault:

  • Model 1900
  • SMG 08/18

Medic:

  • FA Automatic Rifle
  • General Liu Rifle

Support:

  • Parabellum MG 14/17
  • Perino Model 1908

Scout:

  • Mosin Nagant M91
  • Vetterli Vitali M1870/87

Tanker/Pilot:

  • C93 Carbine

Sidearm (all kits):

  • Nagant Revolver
  • Obrez Pistol

Melee (all kits):

  • Cossack Dagger
  • Dud Club

Service assignments and specializations

Prepare for battle like never before with the Specialization system.  New customization options will allow you to enhance your effectiveness on the battlefield and tweak your soldier to explore new ways to play.  All players will start with a set of basic Specializations and many more can be unlocked by completing Service Assignments.

Service Assignments are a new set of challenges that will test your mettle as a soldier.  Show that you’ve got what it takes with the “Getting Started” assignments before moving on to the more difficult “Staying Focused” challenges. Will you pick one kit and master it, or complete them all and become a jack of all trades?

HDR10 support

Added support for HDR10. With HDR (High Dynamic Range), the visuals of Battlefield 1 will be even more breathtaking for owners of the required tech (a screen with HDR support together with a console/PC with HDR capabilities.) HDR expands the contrast ratio and color palette to offer more realistic, immersive, and natural visuals.

Persistence 

  • Fixed issue where the Origin Access dog tag was not being unlocked when subscribed to Origin Access.
  • Added Service Assignments and Specializations.

UI

  • Fixed issue where the wrong rank icon was displayed on the Kill Card for Rank 110.
  • Fixed issue where some weapons were not being fully customizable from the front end.
  • Replaced shortcuts on Home Screen with dynamic Battlepacks and Service Assignments widgets.
  • The name filter now trims empty filter texts in the Server Browser.
  • Game servers with custom configuration are now designated as CUSTOM in the Server Browser.
  • Fixed issue accessing Options menu after leaving the server queue.
  • Fixed an issue in the End of Round screen where all Class Rank icons were gold instead of the corresponding Gold, Silver, or Bronze Rank value.

Vehicles changes

  • Bombers should no longer take multiple damage pings from a single bullet.
  • Changes to stationary weapon repair and respawn – if not repaired for two minutes, the QF1 AA, FK96 Field Gun, and 305/52 O Coastal Gun will be restored to full health. Players can still use a repair tool to get them back into action faster.
  • Fixed issue where dismounting a horse while it was jumping would cause it to get stuck in the jump animation.

Weapons and gadgets

  • Fixed issue where it was possible to spawn with duplicate gadgets

Maps and modes

  • Fixed collision on staircase in Fort de Vaux to allow players to climb them while prone.
  • The Best Squad screen will now appear after an operation is completed.
  • Fixed issue where character models would appear blurry in the Best Squad screen.
  • Improved loading of the Customize Soldier screen on the main menu.
  • Fixed issue where the kill card would sometimes not show while spectating other players.

Netcode

  • Fixed display conditions for latency variation icon.
  • Improved server-side player latency stability.

RSP

  • Increased RSP map rotation limit from 15 to 24

Check out the rest of the BF1 content update planned by DICE in this content calendar that lists stuff until early 2018.

Are you looking forward to the new Battlefield 1 content? If so, let us know below.

Source: Battlefield

  • James

    Wow! This game is beautiful with HDR!

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