Battlefield V Going Back to WW2

Posted on 24 May 2018 by
Jay Shaw

DICE and EA have announced Battlefield V, that’s a 5, not a V for victory or peace sign. It’d be a pretty rubbish shooter if it were Batttlefield Peace. But we digress, Battlefield V will take the series back to where it all started with a World War 2 setting. There’ll be single-player War Stories, cooperative Combined Arms, and multiplayer. Let’s dig in:

Multiplayer will see players take on the role of British and German forces as they battle. France is mentioned as one location, as is Africa and the ruins of Rotterdam. Majority-rule Conquest will make a return as one multiplayer mode but it’s probably a safe bet that Rush and Team Deathmatch will also make an appearance. Grand Operations is a new feature where teams will battle across multiple game modes and multiple maps with a narrative, this is an expansion of Battlefield 1‘s Operations. Infantry, tank, and airborne combat are confirmed, as you’d expect but there’ll also be the ability to deploy secret weapons, in the reveal trailer we get to see one of these – a V1 “Doodlebug” rocket. Additionally there’ll be a new fortifications system that will allow you to build defensive structures including fox-holes, machine-gun emplacements, and repairing damaged buildings.

In the concept art and trailer we get a look at some of the weapons and vehicles available. So far we’ve spotted; the Hanomag D “Stuka zu Fuss”, a half-track equipped with an MG34 machinegun and 6 rockets. The British Universal Carrier, best known as the Bren Carrier. German Panzer 3, British Cromwell, Churchill, and Valentine. Several aircraft including; German Bf109 and British Supermarine Spitfire, and Bristol Blenheim equipped with 4 cannons. We’ve also spotted several infantry weapons including; MG42, Kar 98, Thompson, Lee Enfield, Bren, M1911, a grenade that looks remarkably like the No 73 “Thermos” anti-tank grenade with different colouring, Mk2 Grenade. Also of note for its presence in the reveal stream is concept art of the unbelievably destructive Sturmtiger packing its 380mm gun that fires 376kg rocket propelled rounds. Let us know if you’ve spotted any more.

In single-player the War Stories format returns. One of the missions will have you playing as a female Norwegian resistance fighter fighting against the German occupation of her country. Cooperative Combined Arms will allow up to 4 players to take on the role of Pathfinder paratroopers who have to find supplies and use stealth to push forward to their objectives. Information on these modes is a little light at the moment, but there’ll be more revealed at EA’s E3 show on the 9 June.

Also returning from previous Battlefield games is the Company, basically a clan or guild. You’ll also have access to customisation options including skins, uniforms, weapons, abilities, and perks. Related to this, EA have confirmed that Battlefield V will NOT have loot boxes or a premium pass as previous games have used. Instead we’ll be seeing something called Tide Of War which a fancy name for the game’s live service model which will feature events and themed unlocks. All players will have access to all maps and modes without needing an additional purchase.

Battlefield V will be releasing on 16 October 2018. EA Access and Origin Access players will be able to play the First Play event on 11 October and pre-orders of any edition of the game will be able to get access on 13 October as well as gaining additional customisation options, special missions on launch week, and 5 weapons for Battlefield 1. As an EA game, it will only be available via Origin on PC.

Official Press Release


Experience World War 2 as Never Seen Before in the Most Immersive Battlefield Yet

LONDON, England – May 23, 2018 – Today DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, officially announced Battlefield™ V, immersing players in unexpected battles and untold stories of World War 2 as never seen before. Featuring a fresh portrayal of one of mankind’s biggest conflicts, Battlefield V allows players to feel the unmatched intensity of all-out war and travel to unexpected but crucial moments of World War 2 through new and signature multiplayer modes, single-player War Stories and the cooperative Combined Arms. In Battlefield V, embark 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 – for all Battlefield V owners*.

Battlefield V multiplayer will deliver the most immersive gameplay of the franchise in a sandbox environment that portrays the battles of World War 2, allowing players to feel the force of the fight and truly shape the war as the war shapes them. Players’ soldiers can now tow stationary weapons, build fortifications and repair war-torn structures to turn the battlefield to the player’s advantage. 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. With the freedom to adapt and evolve the battlefield in new and unseen ways, the battlefield will never be the same.

“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.

The acclaimed single-player campaign mode from Battlefield 1, War Stories, returns for Battlefield V. 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. Experience the freezing Norwegian landscapes as a young Norwegian resistance fighter or come ashore into the desert heat of North Africa – and more.

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.

Get the first look at Battlefield V and World War 2 as never seen before at . Tune in to the EA PLAY Press Conference on June 9th when we debut 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**. Xbox is the console marketing partner for Battlefield V and NVIDIA is the PC marketing partner.

In celebration of the upcoming launch, 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. Now for a limited time, players can download and keep Battlefield 1 In the Name of Tsar and Battlefield 4 Final Stand**.

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