The Battlefield V live reveal took place yesterday. After a lot of speculation, we now know that the title is set in World War II. We also learned that there’s a ton of interesting new features it has to offer.
The popular single-player campaign, War Stories, returns. The first War Story was unveiled at the reveal. It will follow a woman Resistance fighter from Norway facing off against German occupation. Co-op is also returning to the Battlefield franchise after a brief absence. The new multiplayer co-op mode, Combined Arms, is set to be introduced. Players will form a squad with up to four teammates to take on randomly generated, campaign-style missions.
We also found out that a variation of the popular game mode, Operations, will be introduced known as Grand Operations. This is an event-based multiplayer experience that will see players take part in long missions. These missions will span over the course of several in-game days in the fields of war. Each day will take players to a new map.
Players can now create and customise their own Company in Battlefield V. They will have the choice to customise their soldiers, weapons and vehicles. Soldiers’ genders can be chosen, facial features can be modified, war paints can be added, plus weapons and clothing can be changed. Players will also be able to change the look of their weapons and vehicles with different skins and visual parts that can be unlocked.
Another key attraction to the title is that all DLC will be free, and there’ll be no loot boxes that offer players in-game advantages. Microtransactions will feature purely cosmetic items only. EA DICE also confirmed they are saying goodbye to the Premium Pass that was present in Battlefield 1. This time, we’ll see a new live service program called Tides of War implemented. This online mode will have players progressing through World War II with their personalised Companies. The mode will feature limited time experiences that’ll offer special rewards, such as new weapons, vehicles, dog tags, emblems and skins.
Battlefield website: ‘‘Enter mankind’s greatest conflict with Battlefield™ V as the series goes back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Lead your squad to victory with new ways to turn the battlefield to your advantage. Assemble your Company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles – then take them on an epic journey through the Tides of War. Experience the most intense, immersive Battlefield yet. You will never be the same.’’
The standard edition of Battlefield V launches October 19th, while EA access and Origin access users can play from October 11th with their Play First Trials. Plus, Battlefield V: Deluxe Edition offers early enlister access which begins on October 16th.
We can expect more to be revealed in the lead up to the release of Battlefield V.