Battlefield 1's 'In the Name of the Tsar' Update is Now Live - Here's Everything New

Battlefield 1

The latest update to hit Battlefield 1 is now live for those who have the Premium Pass. For those non-pass holders, the update is still coming and will become available for the rest of the player bases in two weeks. With the new update In the Name of the Tsar comes added content, plus general bug fixes.

In addition to the five new maps that come with the latest DLC seen below, the new Supply Drop Game Mode will be making its appearance as well. New vehicles, factions, weaponry, and the Brusilov Offensive and Red Tide Operations will all be coming to the world of Battlefield 1.

  • Galicia – An entrenched fight across a war-torn river valley.
  • Brusilov Keep – A small village high in the Carpathians braces for a Russian siege.
  • Albion – German ships invade the West Estonian Archipelago.
  • Tsaritsyn – Old and new Russia clash in the war-torn streets of Tsaritsyn.
  • Volga River – An epic tank battle along Volga River.

The two new factions being introduced are the Russian Empire's White Guard as well as the Red Army. The list of new weapons is not too shabby to look at either. Ranging from support to assault, there's something new no matter what class players feel the most comfortable with:

Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar comes with a plethora of new weapons:

Assault

Model 1900

SMG 08/18

Medic

FA Automatic Rifle

General Liu Rifle

Support

Parabellum MG 14/17

Perino Model 1908

Scout

Mosin Nagant M91

Vetterli Vitali M1870/87

Tanker/Pilot

C93 Carbine

Sidearm (all kits)

Nagant Revolver

Obrez Pistol

Melee (all kits)

Cossack Dagger

Dud Club

It's not all about what's new and exciting, though. The team behind this particular FPS are also including some bug fixes to further stabilize the game and create a more fluid play experience. The overall patch notes are specific and cover a wide variety of issues found in the game, including the hilarious ones that are perfect fodder for YouTubers.

The full patch notes for bug fixes can be seen below courtesy of the official Battlefield 1 website:

SERVICE ASSIGNMENTS AND SPECIALIZATIONS

Prepare for battle like never before with the Specialization system. New customization options will allow you to enhance your effectiveness on the battlefield and tweak your soldier to explore new ways to play. All players will start with a set of basic Specializations and many more can be unlocked by completing Service Assignments.

Service Assignments are a new set of challenges that will test your mettle as a soldier. Show that you’ve got what it takes with the “Getting Started” assignments before moving on to the more difficult “Staying Focused” challenges. Will you pick one kit and master it, or complete them all and become a jack of all trades?

HDR10 SUPPORT

  • Added support for HDR10. With HDR (High Dynamic Range), the visuals of Battlefield 1 will be even more breathtaking for owners of the required tech (a screen with HDR support together with a console/PC with HDR capabilities.) HDR expands the contrast ratio and color palette to offer more realistic, immersive, and natural visuals.

PERSISTENCE

  • Fixed issue where the Origin Access dog tag was not being unlocked when subscribed to Origin Access.
  • Added Service Assignments and Specializations.

UI

  • Fixed issue where the wrong rank icon was displayed on the Kill Card for Rank 110.
  • Fixed issue where some weapons were not being fully customizable from the front end.
  • Replaced shortcuts on Home Screen with dynamic Battlepacks and Service Assignments widgets.
  • The name filter now trims empty filter texts in the Server Browser.
  • Game servers with custom configuration are now designated as CUSTOM in the Server Browser.
  • Fixed issue accessing Options menu after leaving the server queue.
  • Fixed an issue in the End of Round screen where all Class Rank icons were gold instead of the corresponding Gold, Silver, or Bronze Rank value.

VEHICLES

  • Bombers should no longer take multiple damage pings from a single bullet.
  • Changes to stationary weapon repair and respawn - if not repaired for two minutes, the QF1 AA, FK96 Field Gun, and 305/52 O Coastal Gun will be restored to full health. Players can still use a repair tool to get them back into action faster.
  • Fixed issue where dismounting a horse while it was jumping would cause it to get stuck in the jump animation.

WEAPONS & GADGETS

  • Fixed issue where it was possible to spawn with duplicate gadgets.

MAPS & MODES

  • Fixed collision on staircase in Fort de Vaux to allow players to climb them while prone.
  • The Best Squad screen will now appear after an operation is completed.
  • Fixed issue where character models would appear blurry in the Best Squad screen.
  • Improved loading of the Customize Soldier screen on the main menu.
  • Fixed issue where the kill card would sometimes not show while spectating other players.

NETCODE

  • Fixed display conditions for latency variation icon.
  • Improved server-side player latency stability.

RSP

  • Increased RSP map rotation limit from 15 to 24