The Giant’s Shadow DLC for Battlefield 1 will be free, and its coming soon

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I’ve not touched Battlefield 1 for a while, not since I reviewed it as a matter of fact. I blame Alessandro, who has since stolen my copy (that bastard) so that he can be an Italian Ironman in that one campaign mission, and so that he can partake in some online shenanigans too.

Ok fine, the truth is that I only let the game go so that I could give some love to my backlog. It’s been growing wildly as of late, and it was in dire need of some proper trimming. I couldn’t exactly do that with the excellent World War 1 shooter in my possession, could I?

I’m going to need Battlefield 1 back though I reckon, and soon, because not only are we getting South African servers come 2017, but also, a spot of free DLC in the form of Giant’s Shadow. The latter is coming a lot sooner. (via PC Gamer).

Battle of the Selle, 1918. British forces have broken through the Hindenburg line and are heading towards a strategic railway center. The outcome is uncertain. An armored train can still turn the tide.

Giant’s Shadow will be available to Battlefield 1 premium owners next week, on the 13th of December. Everybody else, don’t worry, the wait isn’t too long – we’re getting the DLC just one week later, on the 20th, and for free.

From what I can tell, it looks like the new map is the same area we play through in the final part of the Through Mud and Blood campaign. The difference of course, is that it now has the carcass of a giant blimp lying across it.

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Oh, and did you catch the end of the trailer? It features a crossbow that shoots grenades!

With Giant’s Shadow comes the Grenade Crossbow, a powerful addition to the Support class’s arsenal. Based on one of many unique contraptions from the Great War, this gadget can silently fire two grenades of either the Fragmentation or High Explosive variety.

I don’t know how authentic that weapon is to that particular time period (or anywhere for that matter), but hot damn, is it cool or what? I can’t wait to rage every five seconds because I’ve been sniped from across the map with a grenade!

Last Updated: December 9, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Beware the shovel stalking in the shadows.

  • Viper_ZA

    Still waiting on my Black Friday deal from LOOT — ie. Titanfall 2!!!! FFFSFSFSFSSSSSSSSS this can wait ’til next year.

    • That’s taking a bit long aint it?

      • Viper_ZA

        Too long, then they have the audacity to ship a game via economy, which means I will only get it on Monday :<

        • I bought some stuff at Takealot for black Friday and it was at my office Monday morning. Also shipped via standard shipping.

          • Viper_ZA

            Loot is way behind the rest of the pack. Bought some deals on Raru today and can also expect them on Monday 🙂

          • I was hovering over the buy button on Raru just now… then remembered I received my bank statement this morning xD

          • Viper_ZA

            Yeah, I know the feeling. Been juggling the cash flow like a samurai today.

          • I have to keep in mind that the holidays are coming up and chop and dop ain’t cheap.

          • Viper_ZA

            Nope, apparently Sun City ain’t either :/ Staff have been mentioning something called “Danie Dop – Die Dop wat SKOP”, apparently its cheap, but then again you might die should you resort to such extremes lol

          • I see Sun City got a 1 billion rand upgrade this year. Would love to go check it out.

          • Viper_ZA

            3 Days only, dan is dit Jeffreys Baai! xD

          • MonsterCheddar

            Ja nee. Sletsappies is duur.

          • Nogsteeds cheaper as craft bier

          • MonsterCheddar

            LOL. Ja.

        • MonsterCheddar

          Yep. They are ripping you off dude

          • Viper_ZA

            Got a good deal on a TV from them though, which is veerrrrrrrrrry preddy xD

        • MonsterCheddar

          I bought from Raru the Friday. Delivered the Monday morning

          • Viper_ZA

            I would’ve done the same if it wasn’t for the fact that I had paid Loot already xD

  • MonsterCheddar

    Meh. Next year’s Problem. The Titan is better at the moment.

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    Glorious Battlefield 1.. I will name my second son after you!

    Young Battlefield Lenoir!!!

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