Players of DICE’s Battlefield 1 can rejoice – the developer has announced that all DLC Operations that were previously only available behind the Premium service can now be played by all. As lead designer Alex Sulman noted, you won’t need the Premium Pass for these Operations going forward.
Speaking about the challenges of allowing this to happen, Sulman said, “This challenge presented two options: continue to configure Operation Campaigns to be exclusively for Premium Pass owners, as with Eastern Storm, or to not require Premium Pass at all, as with Fall of Empires.
“One of the primary goals for Operation Campaigns was to rally as many players as we can around content to ensure the servers are as full as possible. We have seen tremendous success with the first two Campaigns in this regard, so moving forward, starting with ‘Fire & Ice’, Operation Campaigns will be open to all players, always, regardless of the Operations contained.”
However, it should be noted that only the DLC maps will only be available in Operations mode. Any weapons, vehicles and Elites that are also a part of DLC will not be accessible. Also, the Operations part of the active campaign will change every two weeks. This week, it’s Fire and Ice, a campaign which combines Devil’s Anvil from They Shall Not Pass and Brusilov Offensive from In The Name of the Tsar.
Sulman says this was done to ensure populated servers. “We feel opening up the content to all players is the best way to do this. Of course the most complete way to experience this content remains via the Premium Pass which ensures you can play with all of the toys on all of the maps whenever you want.”
Still, it means you don’t have to a pay premium for the Premium Pass of Battlefield 1 (which has been out since late 2016 but we digress). That’s always a good thing, right? Let us know what you think in the comments.