Battlefield 1 Operations to be playable outside of Premium

It appears DICE is starting to remove some of the content behind the Premium paywall of Battlefield 1.

Alongside today’s Fire & Ice Operation Campaigns update, all players are able to access DLC Operations which were initially Battlefield 1 Premium content.

According to a post written on the Battlefield forums by lead designer Alex Sulman, today’s update will allow those who don’t own the Premium pass to access all Operations from here on out.

Sulman stated the reason was due to technical challenges faced by the many different player licenses spanning the base game only, standalone expansions and Premium Pass.

“This challenge presented two options: continue to configure Operation Campaigns to be exclusively for Premium Pass owners, as with Eastern Storm, or to not require Premium Pass at all, as with Fall of Empires,” Sulman wrote.

“One of the primary goals for Operation Campaigns was to rally as many players as we can around content to ensure the servers are as full as possible. We have seen tremendous success with the first two Campaigns in this regard, so moving forward, starting with “Fire & Ice”, Operation Campaigns will be open to all players, always, regardless of the Operations contained.”

This means those who only own the base version of Battlefield 1 will still be able to play Operations part of expansions not owned.

That said, the maps will only be accessible in the Operations mode and players will not have the weapons, vehicles, or Elites which exist in the corresponding expansions and maps. Players will only be able to access the Operations that are part of the active Campaign which will change every two weeks as the Operations rotate.

“Our goal here is to ensure the best chance at the most populated servers we can,” Sulman continued. “We feel opening up the content to all players is the best way to do this. Of course the most complete way to experience this content remains via the Premium Pass which ensures you can play with all of the toys on all of the maps whenever you want.”

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Premium is a waste of money inn my books.


I hate dealing with premium passes, glad they got rid of this...


personally I never buy the premium pass, I dont see a need in it although it does give you extra content in the game. Its great to see DICE is starting to curve they'll content around the pass for members who dont have it.


SR20DET Hopefully, this leads to the next Battlefield no longer having the Premium pass, or at least the maps become free.

We all know that will never happen. However, DICE is a good company when it comes to DLC and extra stuff being free.


Might have to give this a go then!


Awesome haven't played this in a while. Will definitely give it a go again.


Hopefully, this leads to the next Battlefield no longer having the Premium pass, or at least the maps become free.


For sure gotta start playing this game again!


I have premium and all, but more players = more deaths so whooopie!


Pretty happy to see this. I own the premium pass, and being able to play with full lobbies more consistently is a pretty good thing. I'm happy they kept it with just operations and not rid of the premium pass as a whole.