The first of Battlefield’s paid DLC, set for launch in March, has been detailed.
Included in the pack is 4 maps, the French army, a new mode, vehicles, an elite class, and a new stationary weapon.
The weapon is called the Siege Howitzer, and is fired in the same manner as mortars. The class is called the Trench Raider. Based on the description, this class uses a trench club and grenades, so hopefully it comes with increased movement speed or at least longer sprint.
The vehicles seem to be the French models of WWI armor — the Char 2C and the St. Chamond.
Frontline is the new game mode, and it simulates just that — the front lines. It’s a clever blend of Conquest and Rush done tug-of-war style. Both teams fight over a single objective at a time, effectively moving that line. Capturing the enemy base at the end of the line turns the game into Rush, fighting to destroy or defend the lines of communication.
It sounds like a far better model for the Grand Operations modes. If there isn’t a time or ticket limit, games might go on for quite a while.
The map descriptions, as well as everything else, can be found here on the official Battlefield site.
Final Thoughts: Even though this is paid DLC, this pack is an homage to the role the French played in WWI. That, coupled with the intensity of the new mode, might make this a worthy purchase.