Battlefield 1 Russian DLC Will Feature Female Soldiers

Battlefield 1 will continue to pursue historical accuracy by featuring female soldiers as part of its upcoming expansion pack, In the Name of the Tsar.

The second wave of premium content will introduce the Russian army, which formed special women’s battalions during the first World War. While the country was initially against the idea, the government went through because it believed that it would help raise morale for its infantry division.

In the Name of the Tsar received its official splash art yesterday, featuring a lone head-shaved heavily armed woman.

The developer also shared early concept images (via PVP Live) from its official art book, showing a number of female soldiers on both the German and Russian end. There is no confirmation as to whether both sides will get access to the opposite sex in the game, but it seems likely.

In the Name of the Tsar will feature new maps and weapons, alongside new vehicles. According to the developer, players will experience the “brutality of combat” and the “bitter cold” of the Easter Front.

DICE will be showcasing the expansion pack for the first time at EA Play 2017 event on June 10, which will run alongside the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Attendees will be able to play the new content while those at home must wait until “late summer” to get access.

During its earnings call earlier this month for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year, publisher Electronic Arts highlighted the success of the game and how it plans to continue offering post-release support throughout the year.

There is incoming content for both premium and non-premium players. Last month, the developer announced Prise de Tahure as the second new map that will take place at night. The announcement followed just a month after we came to know about Nivelle Nights.