New Battlefield 1 map Giant’s Shadow will be released on this date

Fans of Battlefield 1 have been waiting for a new map called Giant’s Shadow, along with a new patch, and it’s going live today for everyone with the Premium Pass. If you didn’t go Premium, you’ll have to wait an extra week and grab it on December 20th, 2016. The exact time depends on which platform you’re playing on, when you see the scheduled maintenance then you know it’s go time.

Multiplayer will be offline for PC, PS4, and Xbox One at the following times:

  • PS4: multiplayer will be offline starting 2am PT.
  • Xbox One: multiplayer will be offline starting 4am PT.
  • PC: multiplayer will be offline starting 12am PT.

Here’s a first look at the new map, looks like it should be good times for snipers:

image: vg247.com

image: vg247.com

Here’s what you can expect once you’ve downloaded the update: 

  • Spectator mode.
  • Standard Issue Rifle option.
  • Grenade Launcher Crossbows.
  • Shotguns have been re-balanced.
  • Lots of other small weapon and vehicle tweaks.
  • No word yet on any updates to fix the overpowered Flare Gun.
image: theverge.com

image: theverge.com

Again, if you pre-ordered this game, or you have Premium Pass, you’re all set and you should already be good to go. Everyone else, it’s coming in a week, so sit tight. The patch is going up for everyone, but the new map is exclusive to Premium users.

Spectator mode allows you to capture some very cinematic videos of the battlefield, we’re looking forward to seeing what the community comes up with, especially madmen like this guy.