Here’s how the makers of Battlefield 1 describe the map, which goes by the name Nivelle Nights…
“As darkness falls over the muddy battlefields around Malmaison and Soupir, French and German batteries prepare to yet again support their troops on the contested ground. The moon, the searchlights, and the artillery lights up the night skies, exposing the vast network of trenches. Bite and hold as your foe will fight for every inch of ground. Strategy and teamwork will overcome those who have neither.”
The map is set in French town Chemin des Dames in 1917, and is likely based on the Nivelle Offensive, a Franco-British attempt to push the Germans off French soil, which devolved into particularly intense trench warfare. Unfortunately, the attempt to oust the Germans ended in failure, although some battles were won.
The Nivelle Nights map won’t be part of the upcoming Russian Battlefield 1 expansion In The Name of the Tsar. Instead, it will be an extra map available to everybody who bought the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass (which is EA’s slightly-confusing name for the game’s season pass). If you don’t have a Premium Pass, don’t worry – DICE recently announced Premium members can play exclusive maps with friends who aren’t Pass holders. You can check out the first image of Nivelle Nights, below…
Can’t really tell much from that image, but the map looks good and moody. Battlefield 1 has been in need of more nighttime maps.
Nivelle Nights will be available to Premium Pass holders in June. Meanwhile, the In The Name of the Tsar expansion hits PC, Xbox One, and PS4 sometime this summer.