You could have put money on EA delivering another Battlefield experience this year and now the first details – and that all-important release date – have been announced. Oh, there’s a reveal trailer too!
Battlefield V from DICE and EA will drop us in to the unexpected battles and untold stories of World War 2, immersing us into the fight like never before as they deliver a fresh portrayal of one of mankind’s biggest conflicts,
With single player War Stories in place, a cooperative, Combined Arms mode and new multiplayer options, Battlefield V will also see us embarking on a continuing, grand journey post-launch in the brand new Tides of War, created to make sure the battlefield is constantly evolving with new events, challenges, battles, and rewards that are always within reach.
The multiplayer side of Battlefield V will deliver the most immersive gameplay of the franchise so far, set in a sandbox environment that portrays the battles of World War 2 and allows players to feel the force of the fight and truly shape the war as the war shapes them. Soldiers can now tow stationary weapons, build fortifications and repair war-torn structures to turn things to their advantage, and whether you are found dragging a squad mate to safety or shooting a grenade out of the sky, the chance to forge a deeper connection to the ever-evolving world is constantly present.
“Battlefield V is a homecoming for DICE as a studio—a return to the era that came to define the Battlefield franchise. But as nostalgic as we are about World War 2, we wanted to challenge the preconception of the era with an unexpected portrayal of this familiar setting. Our vision with Battlefield V is to let players explore new and untold sides of the conflict that shaped the modern world,” said Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager, DICE. “The scale of each battle and level of immersion is unlike anything we’ve done before in Battlefield and players are in for an epic journey.”
In new and classic multiplayer modes, player can lead their own unique Company to victory in a dynamic multiplayer experience where every battle is unique. The Company allows players to create and deeply customize their soldiers, weapons and vehicles that will evolve as they progress, covering everything from the way they look to the way they play. Fan favorite modes like the 64-player Conquest return, with the game’s multiplayer culminating in Grand Operations, an all-new live, event-based experience within Tides of War. These multimap, multi-mode dynamic events take players through vast historical battles to relive moments of bravery and desperation while fighting to the final objective.
But let’s not forget the acclaimed single-player campaign mode from Battlefield 1 and we see War Stories return for Battlefield V. This will allow us to the chance to witness the conflict through the eyes of men and women of World War 2 and experience untold stories of human drama, filled with Battlefield moments, whether that be by experiencing the freezing Norwegian landscapes as a young Norwegian resistance fighter, or as you come ashore into the desert heat of North Africa.
Tides of War meanwhile is DICE’s new approach to live services, where players will set out on an epic journey with their Company in unexpected battles throughout World War 2. There will be no premium pass though and all players will have access to the same maps and modes, keeping the community unified as they progress through Battlefield V. In Tides of War, you’ll find that the journey through World War 2 will grow through themed experiences that will include events and all-new ways to play like Grand Operations, while also unlocking the latest themed rewards such as weapons and vehicles to further shape their Company.
Battlefield V will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC come October 19th 2018, with a first look becoming available at the EA Play Press Conference on June 9th 2018. If you need access before that, you will find that by pre-ordering the Battlefield V Deluxe Edition you will get access three days earlier on October 16th, while EA Access and Origin Access members will be able to jump into the Play First Trial on October 11th.
Pre-ordering will also see you access to the Open Beta and other in-game benefits including soldier customization options, access to Special Assignments starting at launch week and immediate access to five weapons to use in Battlefield 1.
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