Battlefield 5’s Battle Royale Mode: First Firestorm Details, Including 64-Player Max
Like a growing number of shooters, Battlefield V is looking to capitalize on the success of battle royale games by offering its own take on the genre. EA first announced the title’s battle royale mode during its E3 presentation earlier this summer, but since then, we’ve learned very little about it. The publisher has now shared a new trailer that gives fans an extensive look at Battlefield V, and it includes the first details about its mysterious battle royale mode.
As revealed in the new video, which you can watch below, Battlefield V’s battle royale mode will be called Firestorm. Unlike PUBG or Fortnite, both of which pit 100 players against each other, Firestorm will feature 64 players divided up into 16 teams of four. Like a typical battle royale game, the object is to compete against other teams as a ring of fire continually closes in on the map and be the last remaining squad, but developer DICE says the mode is done “the Battlefield way.”
The video didn’t go into many more specifics beyond that, but it did reveal that Firestorm matches will be contested on “the largest Battlefield map ever.” The mode will also feature “destructible buildings, weaponry, and vehicles;” a handful of the latter are briefly showcased in the video, including various types of tanks.
Additionally, the video provides more details about Battlefield V’s other modes, including the single-player War Stories, which will allow players to “experience untold stories of World War II.” It also gives fans a look at Tides of War, a series of post-launch content that will be available for all Battlefield V players. The first chapter is called “The Fall of Europe” and will be available shortly after release.
Battlefield V launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 20. The game was originally scheduled to release on October 19 but was recently delayed to further refine it before launch. Players will have a chance to try Battlefield V later this week. Its open beta kicks off on September 6, but those who’ve pre-ordered the title will be able to jump in beginning September 4.