DICE previously announced that the next DLC to arrive in “Battlefield 1” will be called “In the Name of the Tsar.” This content will basically introduce the Russian Army and the first female characters to the game. More importantly, it will bring one of the newest maps in the title: The Lupkow Pass.

Interestingly, the new “Battlefield 1” map is set to arrive in the Community Test Environment of the game. This is meant to give players early access while providing the studio with feedbacks and/or opinions. For now, though, the developers are still working on its availability on the test server.

The Lupkow Pass in CTE

According to PVP Live, DICE confirmed that the Lupkow Pass map will soon arrive in the game’s CTE, but did not provide any specific date. That is because they are still trying to iron out all remaining issues concerning the map. As soon as this process is completed, players can expect the new location’s arrival on the server. “The goal is to have it out on the CTE later this week,” the studio announced on the game’s official Reddit page. The developers further revealed that they need to “to sort out a few quirks first.”

The video game company showcased the newest “Battlefield 1” map in the recently concluded Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), particularly during the EA Play presentation.

So far, the reception has been quite impressive. Players loved the new terrain, along with the interesting environment it offers but as it was only a demo, nothing significant can really be acquired from the trailer (embedded below).

Introducing the 'In the Name of the Tsar' DLC

The Lupkow Pass is expected to be part of the “In the Name of the Tsar” DLC.

However, “Battlefield 1” players will not be able to see all of the new promised weapons in the content. Basically, there are a total of 11 new guns, but only seven of them will arrive first. The remaining four are a mystery in terms of release.

It should be noted that the new map will not be the only new map in “Battlefield 1.” There will be five more maps, all of which are part of the forthcoming Russian expansion.

Players can also expect more operations, new vehicles, a brand new game mode and a number of specializations. The latter is meant to give players the freedom to customize their characters according to their own playstyle. Apparently though, specializations will not increase the natural health of a character nor change the level of damage.