Battlefield 1 Gets Around To Adding The French

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The decision to leave the French out of Battlefield 1 at launch was always a weird one, considering the country’s enormous contributions to the war, but whatever: they’re now being added as part of the game’s first expansion, called They Shall Not Pass.

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Due out in March, it’ll include new maps based around the Battles of Verdun (including the heroic defence of Fort Vaux) and Soissons. There’s also mention of “something big” surrounding the battle between the Americans and Germans in the village of Fismes, which probably means a big-ass railway cannon.

There aren’t any screens or video of the expansion, but there is some concept art, which is as incredible as the rest of the work done for the game.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

ThreeOneFive
ThreeOneFive

It is absolutely ridiculous that a WW1 game launched without France, Russia, or even Canada.

Like, alright, I can forgive a lot of the other little historical inaccuracies because they were done in the name of fun/balance, but imo this just shows a clear lack of respect for the source material. They have this whole campaign built around showcasing the atrocities of the war then completely disregard some of the biggest players.

Not cool, DICE.