Battlefield 1 expansion They Shall Not Pass is now free

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The maps, weapons and classes of the They Shall Not Pass expansion are now available to all Battlefield 1 players. To get the free stuff log in to the Origin store, search for  They Shall Not Pass and click the 'add to library' button—voila!

The Rupture map from this pack has been free for a couple of weeks (opens in new tab), but now everyone can access the smouldering Verdun Heights, Fort De Vaux and the tank-heavy Soissons map. The expansion also adds the French army and the Trench Raider class, which uses grenades and a big spiky club to clear out defense networks.

The next big Battlefield 1 update is due in June. Shock Operations will add a 40 vs 40 sector capture mode to Giant's Shadow, Prise de Tahure, Lukow Pass, Zeebrugge and River Somme. All owners of the base game will be able to play on those maps in Shock Operations mode.

Beyond that we turn our attention to the next Battlefield game, which is rumoured to be set in World War 2 (opens in new tab) and feature a battle royale mode (opens in new tab) and randomly generated co-op missions (opens in new tab)

Guess what, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may also have a battle royale mode (opens in new tab), because that is the new hotness. The news made us ask ourselves whether FPS games even need a singleplayer campaign anymore (opens in new tab). What do you think?

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.