DICE announced today, on their Twitter, they will be doing a special event which started today and runs through until July 27th. It’s called Premium Trials and it grants all Battlefield 1 owners access to all the Premium Pass maps for free.
The DICE team has decided to let everyone who doesn’t have a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass access the all the They Shall Not Pass DLC maps, with no strings attached. As stated by them “Trials is a great way for non-Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners to sample all the great new content we’ve recently released.” This is not like Premium Friends, so you do not have to party up with a friend who has a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass.
They Shall Not Pass includes 6 maps, the Frontlines game mode, the French Army, tanks, new Operations, and plenty more. Also, during the Premium Trials you get two night maps to play on: Nivelle Nights and Prise de Tahure.
Owners of Battlefield 1 Premium Passes or They Shall Not Pass DLC pack will earn double XP from the expansion’s maps. XP is saved for everyone else and will be granted retroactively if a player later decides to get a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. Also, only Pass members or owners of the expansion can spawn in weapons and vehicles unique to the expansion pack. Same goes for tracking progress towards medals and codexes.
DICE had this to say about future Premium Trial Events:
Enjoy this first Premium Trials event and all the Battlefield 1 content. Before Gamescom, there will be another Premium Trials event after this first one. In September, another Premium Trials event will be held, meaning all players will have the opportunity to play on previously released expansion pack maps.