As promised, DICE and Electronic Arts officially announced “Battlefield V,” the next major installment to the long-running shooter franchise taking place during World War 2. The publisher promises a “fresh portrayal of one of mankind’s biggest conflicts,” and Battlefield V will take players through some of the most pivotal moments of WWII.
The new Battlefield game will have new additions and fan-favorites, including signature multiplayer modes, single-player War Stories and the cooperative Combined Arms. In “Battlefield V” players will embark on a continuing journey post-launch through the new mode Tides of War, created to make sure the battlefield is constantly evolving with new events, challenges, battles, and rewards. The best news? This will be available for all Battlefield V owners because the Premium Pass is GONE.
In the game, players’ soldiers can now tow stationary weapons, build fortifications and repair war-torn structures to turn the battlefield to the player’s advantage. EA stated, “Whether dragging a squad mate to safety or shooting a grenade out of the sky, players will forge a deeper connection to the ever-evolving world around them and achieve victory against the toughest odds.”
“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, players 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.
The single-player campaign mode from Battlefield 1, War Stories, returns for “Battlefield V”. Players will witness the conflict through the eyes of men and women of World War 2. Players will experience the freezing Norwegian landscapes as a young Norwegian resistance fighter or come ashore into the desert heat of North Africa – and more.
A we mentioned before, Tides of War 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, 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, their 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.
Players will get a better look at the game during the EA PLAY Press Conference on June 9th when EA debuts Grand Operations to the world.
Battlefield V will be available worldwide October 19th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. Those that order the Battlefield V Deluxe Edition will get access three days early on October 16, while EA Access and Origin Access members† will be able to jump into the Play First Trial on October 11.
Players that pre-order any edition of the game with the Battlefield V Enlister Offer will get early 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. Why Battlefield 1 you ask? Well that’s part of the celebration.
EA and DICE are giving all Battlefield players the opportunity to download content from Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 4 for free on the “Road to Battlefield V”. For a limited time, players can download and keep Battlefield 1 In the Name of Tsar and Battlefield 4 Final Stand just to get excited for the new game.