Battlefield V is getting a multiplayer battle royale mode that’s been “re-imagined for Battlefield.” Developers are promising to “bring you an experience that you haven’t had before.” For now, there are few details on what the new mode will look like, but Dice developers say more information will come soon, perhaps during the Xbox E3 briefing tomorrow.
In addition to battle royale, there are several other tweaks to improve gameplay. Players will now be able to dash and fly through windows, move turrets around with more flexibility, and tanks can now break through buildings. There’s also a bigger emphasis on being able to customize your characters.
In its single-player mode, Battlefield V also gets several “War Stories” where players travel to France and Norway during World War II, battling across Rotterdam, and other locations. War Stories, a feature that was first seen in Battlefield 1, is going to highlight smaller battles that haven’t gotten as much attention in history class.
Royale is coming to #Battlefield V, reimagined with the core pillars of destruction, team play, and vehicles. It will be unlike anything you’ve played before, and we’ll have more to talk about later this year.— #Battlefield V (@Battlefield) June 9, 2018
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In the trailer, we get to see one of the War Stories, called Nordlys, which means Northern Lights in Norwegian. Nordlys highlights a story of a young woman fighting German occupation during 1943. As Dice promised earlier last month, the newest Battlefield game will have several female characters.
When Dice initially announced that women would be fighting in the World War II shooter, some fans protested, citing historical “inaccuracies.” Addressing the fan backlash, Dice general manager Oskar Gabrielson said on Twitter, “Player choice and female playable characters are here to stay. We want Battlefield V to represent all those who were a part of the greatest drama in human history, and give players choice to choose and customize the characters they play with.”
Battlefield V is set to begin its EA Access Trial on October 11th. A deluxe edition will be released on October 16th, and a standard edition will follow on October 19th.