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Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC Gets An Official Trailer

The nation of France will soon enter the Battlefield 1 fray.

Electronic Arts and DICE have unveiled a brand new trailer for Battlefield 1 which focuses on the game’s upcoming They Shall Not Pass DLC expansion.

While you may mistake the name of the DLC as a play on a certain famous Lord of the Rings line, it’s actually a direct reference to the rallying cry the French forces shouted while storming the fronts of World War II: “Ils Ne Passeront Pas” (they shall not pass).

It’s an appropriate enough title considering the DLC adds a playable French faction to Battlefield 1 in addition to four new multiplayer maps (one of which is themed around the infamous Battle of Soissons), a new Frontlines game mode, two new Operations, new weapons, and more.

They Shall Not Pass will become available to owners of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass on March 14. Those who don’t own the Premium Pass will be able to buy the DLC as a standalone purchase on March 28.  

A full breakdown of the new features included in They Shall Not Pass can be found over on the official Battlefield 1 website. You can also read our previous coverage of how the expansion will put a strong emphasis on tank-based combat.



Nate Hohl

Nate Hohl got his start in the video games journalism industry shortly after graduating college and since then he has come to find enjoyment in critiquing various forms of media (games, movies, books, etc.) and seeing how they affect our ever-developing idea of culture. If you'd like to contact him, you can do so via his email address,, or his admittedly oft-neglected Twitter account @NateHohl.