EA DICE maintained the game “Battlefield 1” pretty well by releasing three expansions since its official launch in November 2016. Today, EA DICE is set to launch the game’s fourth expansion called “In The Name of the Tsar.” The new downloadable content is going to be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. According to a report from Neowin, along with the new expansion, EA DICE will also update “Battlefield 1” to offer HDR (High Dynamic Range) support.

Massive discounts

For those people who have not played “Battlefield 1,” now is the perfect time to purchase it while it is on sale. “Battlefield 1: Revolution” will have a 40 percent discount (usual price $59.99) starting from September 19 until September 25.

Only Xbox Live Gold subscribers can avail the discount. The purchased game will include the base game and a Premium Pass which will allow players to access all expansion packs including the new “In the Name of the Tsar.”

Premium Pass discounts

Premium Pass will also be on sale with 40 percent discount (usual price $49.99). New Premium Pass owners will have a full access to the two most recent expansion packs, namely the “In the Name of the Tsar" and “They Shall Not Pass” expansion. Other Xbox One games that are on sale are “Far Cry 4,” “Overwatch,” and “Far Cry Primal”

Microsoft's Free Play Days program

Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download and play “Battlefield 1” for free starting from September 22 until September 24. This is part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days program. Microsoft’s free play program occurs on a monthly basis, where a specific game is selected to be free to play for a weekend.

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But Free Play Days program will limit players to the base or original version of “Battlefield 1.”

'Battlefield 1' temporary shut-down

On the other hand, EA DICE “Battlefield 1” servers appear to have been offline yesterday, September 18. The game’s Down Detector has recorded hundreds of reports from players that were unable to connect to the game. Down Detector is a real-time overview of issues and outages with all kinds of services. Massive numbers of reports were recorded from 21:00.

The issue affected players from Europe and some parts of Eastern America. According to a report from DailyStar, the Down Detector recorded over 300 reports from players experiencing the same issues. EA DICE’ support twitter account has not released any statements despite numerous mentions from unhappy players on social media. The issue comes after hours after EA DICE’ announced the games new "Battlefest: Revolution."