Battlefield 1
Owners of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass can let their friends play the DLC maps. EA/DICE

One of the biggest problems with paid DLC maps is it’s difficult to play them with friends when the latter are not willing to pay. Fortunately, DICE has announced Premium Friends for “Battlefield 1” to solve this particular problem.

Premium Friends works on “Battlefield 1” by letting players access paid DLC maps without even having to purchase them. This will work as long as one member of an online party owns the $50 Premium Pass.

“As a player who owns ‘Battlefield 1’ Premium Pass you will be able to bring your friends in ‘Battlefield 1’ along to play on the new maps,” producer Andreas Skoglund said on his blog post. “When creating a party in ‘Battlefield 1’ you may notice something new: if someone owns a ‘Battlefield 1’ Premium Pass the party will become ‘Premium Enabled.’ This will allow anyone in that party to play on all maps, regardless if they own the content or not. The access is available as long as the party is ‘Premium Enabled.’”

Although this makes all the DLC maps of “Battlefield 1” accessible to more players, developer DICE has has made some exceptions. The Premium Pass owner in the Premium Enabled party will be the only player that will earn XP from those maps, according to GameSpot. DICE says that it will save the XP earned by other players in the party and will grant it to them when they decide to buy the Premium Pass.

Another experience that’s exclusive to Premium Pass owners is that they will be the only ones to have access to the weapons and vehicles that are specific to the DLC maps. Lastly, progress for medals and codexes on those maps will only be tracked for Premium Pass owner.

DICE says that the test run for Premium Friends on “Battlefield 1” will commence during its Battlefest event on March 30. The developer also encourages players to send feedback on the new feature to make improvements in the future.