Update: DICE announced that a new map called Prise de Tahure will be released shortly for testing on the Community Test Environment. Set in the autumn after the Nivelle Offensive, Prise de Tahure sees French troops desperately holding on to recaptured heights in the Butte-de-Tahure region. The front line trench networks cut right through several villages facing obliteration from the constant skirmishing between German storm troopers and French raiders. This is a war of attrition. Adaptability and tactics are the means to wear your adversary down. This brings the total nighttime maps coming to Battlefield 1 to two in the coming weeks.
Battlefield 1 has seen aggressive post-launch support which will continue well into this year. While there’s a massive update coming to the game next month, DICE decided to reveal a little surprise in store for June. Sometime during that month, Battlefield 1: Premium Pass holders will gain access to the Nivelle Nights map. While we don’t know much about the Nivelle Nights map, the studio did provide a rather cryptic description.
“As darkness falls over the muddy battlefields around Malmaison and Soupir, French and German batteries prepare to yet again support their troops on the contested ground. The moon, the searchlights, and the artillery lights up the night skies, exposing the vast network of trenches. Bite and hold as your foe will fight for every inch of ground. Strategy and teamwork will overcome those who have neither.”
It seems that Nivelle Nights will focus on the struggles of soldiers in low-light conditions. Stealth tactics should serve gamers well this time around. Hopefully DICE will reveal more information about this intriguing arena soon.