This past week the first two maps of the Battlefield 1 expansion “Turing Tides” has now released. Also a new operation, new weapons, and new assignments have been added as well. But let’s get into the meat of this latest expansion in the latest Battlefield title.
“Turning Tides” as of right now only has its first two maps out, as the other two are coming in early January when it releases outside of the premium pass. But the first map we have is “Achi Baba” which is a trench warfare heavy map. The gameplay here is probably what I would consider the most accurate to the World War I setting. As you find yourself constantly running through trenches, grenades flying around and landing in front of you. It’s very infantry focused, and one of the best maps in the game in my opinion. The other map “Cape Helles” is more fitting with the theme of the DLC. Featuring plenty of sea gameplay, with also a big mix of air and infantry based defense gameplay. This map I find a bit weaker, as the attackers really only utilize the sea gameplay, while defense is more on infantry and sky.
There are plenty of new weapons that honestly don’t add to much to the sandbox of Battlefield 1, especially compared to “In the Name of the Tsar.” I feel like the real potential of this expansion lies with the next two maps that are coming, so when they release I will update this review with those. But the infiltrator hero class has been added in this update. Which serves as a more stealth based hero character, which is very fitting for Battlefield 1 and has the potential to be one of my favorite new classes.
Finally we come to the current meat of this expansion, the operation. I don’t find this operation to be on the same level of the last expansions operation’s, but it is quite enjoyable and difficult especially for the defenders. I don’t want to spoil too much, but if you like Battlefield 1’s operations, you will enjoy this addition.
As this expansion is incomplete I can’t give it a full review as of yet, but I will update when they release the second of this DLC. But for now I give it a solid 7, as it doesn’t really add anything new other than more Battlefield 1, which is great.
Rating: 7 / 10
RGN Rating: Bronze
Played On: Sony PlayStation 4
Also Available On: Xbox, PC
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Review Copy Info: This expansion was made available early as a part of the premium pass purchased by RealGamerNewZ for the purpose of this review.
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