The third of four Battlefield 1 expansions is coming in two chunks starting in December. Two new maps, a new Operation, new weapons, and new vehicles will land in December. Two more maps and a new faction will hit in January.

Also coming in December is a new Elite Class called the Infiltrator. Here’s how EA describes it:

Hide in plain sight and move faster across the battlefield with the new Infiltrator Elite Class. This strategic kit allows you to take advantage of a permanent sprint boost while calling in artillery strikes and deploying a mobile spawn for friendly troops.

Sounds awesome. Also, sounds like a headache to balance. What we don’t know yet is how DICE plans to make sure the class isn’t too overpowered. I guess we see something like the Team Fortress 2 Spy class. Any attack ditches the disguise.

Still, you won’t need to be disguised long to make a huge impact. Deploying a spawn point behind enemy lines could swing a match instantly. Toss in an artillery strike to help secure it, and your team has a good chance capturing a well-defended point.

Balance will always be important. All the other Elite Classes focused on offense. The Infiltrator is more support oriented. Granted, these classes are single-use pick-ups, but they can still have a huge impact on a match.

Test two maps on CTE

The two December maps, Cape Helles and Achi Baba, are coming to CTE tomorrow. But don’t think of this as a demo. The two maps will be white-boxed. That means textures will not be there. The folks at DICE want your input on the layout of the map.

DICE will be holding a livestream later today to show off the two new maps coming in December.

Jump on PC, Xbox One, or PS4 today/tomorrow and help shape the next maps coming to Battlefield 1.

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