Update: Developer DICE has released an all-new, six and a half minute Battlefield V video titled “This is Battlefield V,” providing an in-depth look at Single Player War Stories, Multiplayer maps and modes and the free post-launch journey, Tides of War.
The video also details the highly-anticipated Battle Royale mode, Firestorm. In Firestorm, 16 teams of four will fight it out to become the last squad standing on the largest Battlefield map to date. You can see the video below.
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Ahead of Gamescom 2018, publisher EA dropped an epic new trailer for its upcoming WWII shooter Battlefield V. If you stick around until the end, that ring of fire confirms a battle royale mode is on the way.
The action-packed multiplayer trailer is called The Devastation of Rotterdam, and it begins with the Rotterdam map. This map is influenced by the city in Holland during May 1940, where the invading German forces met fierce opposition from the Dutch military.
The jumping, sliding, and vaulting seen in the trailer are examples of Battlefield V’s improved soldier movement. It’s also our first look at how the concussive force of explosions affects nearby soldiers, blowing them off their feet.
Then the trailer moves on to the new Devastation multiplayer map. This one’s inspired by the second half of the Rotterdam blitz by the German forces. Devastation recreates the aftermath of intensive bombardments. The ruined streets are built with dynamic destruction. Different parts of buildings crack, shift and crumble over time.
Next up is Twisted Steel. Set during the initial invasion of France, this map is open marshes and sporadic dense thickets of trees. The massive bridge that towers over all is the biggest structure ever modelled in a Battlefield game. The bridge is a vital location for squads to either prepare a defence with hastily constructed fortifications or mount a coordinated assault on a Conquest point.
The final map revealed is Hamada. It’s one of two North African maps and encourages tank warfare. Hamada is inspired by a strategic point between Libya and Egypt and the scene of pivotal battles between the Axis and Allies during 1941 and 1942.
Then we score a brief look at the new battle royale mode. It’s set within that ring of fire threatening to engulf the environment. We don’t know much about this mode other than it will NOT be playable at launch, but sometime after Battlefield V’s release.
A battle royale mode feels like a natural fit for the Battlefield franchise. This series excels at large-scale destruction with 100+ players on a map at any given time, so it makes a lot of sense for developer DICE to adopt this as one of the new game modes.
Maybe we’ll see some battle royale gameplay at Gamescom Germany which commences August 21. Battlefield V arrives on PC, PS4 and Xbox One October 19.