DICE and Electronic Arts have today announced the release date for Battlefield V – it will hit stores worldwide on October 19, 2018, and you’ll be fighting through WW2 in multiplayer modes, exploring single player War Stories, playing co-op in Combined Arms, and experiencing a constantly evolving, post-launch continuation, called Tides of War.
This’ll have the most immersive multiplayer of the series; your soldier can now tow stationary weapons, build fortifications, and repair war-torn structures to turn the battlefield to the player’s advantage. Try dragging a squad mate to safety or shooting a grenade out of the sky – the world will pull you in and keep you there.
“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, you can lead your own unique Company to victory, where every battle is one of a kind. The Company allows players to create and deeply customise their soldiers, weapons, and vehicles that will evolve as they progress, covering everything from appearance to play styles. 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 events will take players through vast historical battles, as they struggle to survive and reach their goal.
The single player War Stories are also back by popular demand; experience the freezing Norwegian landscapes as a young Norwegian resistance fighter, or come ashore into the desert heat of North Africa, and lots more beside. Then there’s Tides of War, DICE’s new approach to live services, where players will set out on unexpected battles with their company. There’s no premium pass, so all players will have access to the same maps and modes, and will be a themed experience that evolves and grows, including 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 worldwide October 19, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC. If you order the Deluxe Edition, you’ll be able to play three days early on October 16, 2018, while EA Access and Origin Access members will be able to access the Play First Trial on October 11. If you pre order any edition of the game that has the Battlefield V Enlister Offer, you’ll get early access to the Open Beta and other in-game benefits, including soldier customisation options, access to Special Assignments starting at launch week, and immediate access to five weapons to use in Battlefield 1.
Finally, to celebrate the upcoming launch, EA and DICE are giving 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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