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If you still haven't picked up some of the Battlefield 1 DLC, you'll be happy to hear that one of the game's add-on maps is about to become a free destination for all players, across all platforms. Pack your virtual bags and get ready to check out Prise de Tahure.
The folks over at Gamespot are reporting that the Prise de Tahure map in Battlefield 1 will be available on Jan. 16 for all players. A night-time map with an urban setting, this battleground will become free for all on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The map was previously available in the "They Shall Not Pass" expansion, which you could also get if you happened to pick up the game's Premium Pass.
While that particular map will be gratis forever starting this week, EA and DICE have decided to open the doors on some of the game's other DLC content for a limited time in order to show some players what they've been missing out on. Through Jan. 22, some of the maps, gear, etc. from both They Shall not Pass and In the Name of the Tsar will be available online for everyone to experience. According to the original announcement, this is all being done in order to gear players up for Battlefield 1's next DLC, Turning Tides: Gallipoli Trial, which is also due out this month. Apparently the first chunk of that DLC pack came out several weeks back, with the rest due out before January wraps up. The second half of that DLC pack includes the Heligoand Bright and Zeebrugge maps, as well as the ability to play as the British Empire Royal Marines. You'll also get your hands on a C-Class Airship.
What's interesting about Battlefield 1's DLC is how long it has taken it to launch. Shooters like Battlefield and Call of Duty seem to get a year's worth of DLC, typically spanning four major packs in that period of time. Maybe it was because DICE took a year off from the series, but Battlefield 1 only saw a pair of DLC packs 12 months after launch, with the third and fourth packs rolling out during year two.
There are a lot of shooters out there vying for everyone's attention these days, so we'll be interested in seeing whether or not this will bring more players back onto the Battlefield 1 servers for some epic, old-school shootouts.