Battlefield 1 content slowly trudging along, due in “Late Summer”

Battlefield is one of the most popular franchises in the first-person shooter market. Famous for its huge maps and large scale battles, the series catapulted itself into popularity with the launch of Battlefield 3 in 2011. Despite the rather shoddy launch state of follow-up title Battlefield 4 and the very poor reception to Battlefield: Hardline, the series has still managed to maintain its position as one of the more beloved shooters out there.

Yet, recent decisions by publisher Electronic Arts seem to hint at a sluggishness that may kill the franchise once and for all.

Since its release, Battlefield 1 has seen a surprisingly low amount of content released for its player base. The last major expansion, They Shall Not Pass, rolled out in mid-March, nearly two months ago. A recent announcement has revealed that the next major DLC, In the Name of the Tsar, will arrive in “late summer,” meaning that there will be a 7 month gap between the first DLC pack and the second.

This slow schedule has come as a major disappointment to players who purchased the Season Pass on the game’s launch date, thus guaranteeing them access to any and all future content. With such a significant lull between new releases, many have begun to regret their enthusiastic purchases for a shooter that they have already stopped playing.

Worse still has been the trickling of maps for those who bought Premium, which is an optional subscription with a $15 monthly fee that grants additional in-game bonuses. With the active player count slowly dwindling, the access to maps for only a small portion of what remains has meant a lot of content with few people to actually play it with.

These factors, when combined with DICE’s recent announcement of Star Wars: Battlefront 2, have left many fans of the Battlefield franchise giving up in exasperation.

For more information related to Battlefield, check out the official website for the game.  

Jordan is an avid writer from Kennesaw, Georgia, where he's currently pursuing a Masters in Professional Writing. In his spare time he's also an amateur cook, gaming enthusiast, and blogger. Jordan graduated from Kennesaw State University in the Spring of 2017.
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