Battlefield 1 Getting New Map and Weapon This Month

by Robert Workman

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Electronic Arts is giving fans of Battlefield 1 a little Christmas gift, something that will bring out the best in their multiplayer skills.

The publisher has released a new trailer for its latest multiplayer map, Giant’s Shadow, which will be making its debut this month. The map takes place during the Battle of the Selle in France, and you’ll be able to use the armored train as the Behemoth on the map. (Those that prefer a simpler ride will be able to use planes and horses instead, if they prefer.)

The map revolves around a crashed Zeppelin, and looks really fantastic based on what we’ve seen in the trailer below.

The map will be available on December 20th to all Battlefield 1 players, free of charge. However, those that are Premium members will get access to the map a week early, starting on December 13th.

In addition, there’s also a new weapon that will be added to the game, a cool grenade-launcher crossbow that makes it easier to get explosive power going a great distance. One of the game’s artists previously talked about the weapon, but it’ll be officially added to the mix starting on the 20th (or the 13th) as well.

This is obviously just the beginning of EA’s plans for downloadable content for Battlefield 1, as we’ll see more maps and weapons added over the next few months to help expand the multiplayer experience. Some of the content will be free, while other pieces will be offered as premium content, which can either be purchased directly or as part of a Season Pass, which was offered when the game released.

Either way, there’s a lot more war to be experienced, so get those multiplayer skills up to snuff. Chances are you’re really going to need them.

Battlefield 1 is available now for Origin PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.