EA DICE recently released the patch 1.14 for “Battlefield 1.” The new patch intends to address some of the lag and connectivity issues that players have been having of late. While the developer performed the update and made some in-game modifications, the multiplayer servers of the game were temporarily shut down on all gaming platforms. According to a report from PlayStationLifestyle, the servers were unavailable for one hour. The “Battlefield 1” patch 1.14 requires a free space of 365MB for Windows PC, 585MB for PlayStation 4, and 858MB for Xbox One.

New Expansion

EA DICE’ first update in September was released alongside the expansion “In the Name of the Tsar.” The new expansion features a new game mode called Supply Drop, 11 new class weapons, new operations, and six new maps. “In the Name of the Tsar” requires 10GB of free space on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while it only needs 8.5GB for Windows PC. The six new maps added in “Battlefield 1” are the Lupkow Pass, Tsaritsyn, Volga River, Albion, Galicia, and Brusilov Keep. All of these maps take place on the Eastern Front of the World War I.

'In the Name of the Tsar' details

“In the Name of the Tsar” is about the Russia’s involvement in World War I. The new expansion will allow players to choose between two different Russian factions: The Revolutionary Troops of the Red Army and the Russian Empire’s White Guard.

All classes have their new weapons. Medic classes have FA Automatic Rifle and General Liu Rifle. Support classes have Perino Model 1908 and Parabellum MG 14/17. Assault classes have SMG 08/18 and Model 1900. Scout classes have Vetterli Vitali M1870/87 and Mosin Nagant M91. Tank classes have Obrez Pistol and Nagant Revolver.

Dud Club and Cossack Dagger are added for all Melee classes.

Huge discounts and free to play

For Xbox owners who have not played “Battlefield 1” yet, now is the perfect time to purchase the game. EA DICE offers a 40 percent discount to “Battlefield 1: Revolution.” Only Xbox Live Gold subscribers can avail the discount, and it will last until September 25.

Players who bought the game will also receive a Premiums Pass which can be used to access all game expansions. For those players who are having second thoughts buying the game, they can try it out for free until September 24. This is part of Microsoft's Free Play Days program, but players are only limited to the original version of “Battlefield 1.”