The French army joins the fight in Battlefield 1's first expansion trailer

EA and DICE have outed the first trailer for its upcoming Battlefield 1 expansion, titled "They Shall Not Pass." In the trailer, we get a glimpse of the French veterans of World War I as they take on the Central powers at the famous battle of Verdun and more. Check it out below:

The brutal expansion will be the first of 4 slated to hit the game over the coming months. Included in "They Shall Not Pass" will be four new maps on the western front, two new operations, new weapons and more. Also included is a new game mode called "Frontlines," which EA describes thusly:

Experience a mix of Conquest and Rush as you fight for chained control points in a tug-of-war frontline. Both teams fight for one flag at a time and when this objective is captured the action moves on to the next. Capture the enemy's HQ control point and the game turns into a Rush-style section where telegraph posts need to be attacked or defended.

The expansion is officially set to launch in two-week early access on March 14 for Premium Pass holders. Everyone else will be able to pick up the new content starting March 28. And if you're new to Battlefield 1 and want to give it a shot, the game will be free to play for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One from March 3-5 with the service's Free Play days.

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