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Developers DICE, an Electronic Arts (EA) studio, officially announced that Battlefield V will release globally on October 19, 2018. The fifth edition of the highly-successful first-person-shooter (FPS) franchise will take players back in time to experience unexpected battles and untold stories of World War 2.
USPs of the Battlefield series have always been the multiplayer modes — which will be a big focus in the upcoming rendition with the Tides of War game mode — that will be an open-to-all live event type gameplay mode constantly evolving with new events, challenges, battles. EA is also bringing back the single player story mode and a Co-op mode named Combined Arms.
Battlefield V will be available worldwide from October 19 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. Those who 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.
Those who 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 customisation options, access to special assignments starting at launch week and immediate access to five weapons to use in Battlefield 1. Battlefield V Standard Edition will cost Rs 3,500 in India and $60 in the US, while Battlefield V Deluxe Edition will retail for Rs 4,800 in India and $80 in the US.
Features and multiplayer game modes:
Battlefield V multiplayer promises 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 be given an array of choices to affect the ever-evolving world around them and achieve victory. With the freedom to adapt and evolve the battlefield in new and unseen ways, the battlefield is set to be more immersive than ever before.
"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. 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,” said Oskar Gabrielson, general manager, DICE.
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 customise their soldiers, weapons and vehicles that will evolve as they progress, covering everything from the way they look to the way they play. Fan favourite 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.
Story mode and Co-op campaign returns:
The acclaimed single-player campaign mode from Battlefield 1, War Stories, returns for Battlefield V. Players will be able to 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. You can experience the freezing Norwegian landscapes as a young Norwegian resistance fighter or come ashore to the desert heat of North Africa — and more.
Event-based Tides of War game mode:
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.
(With inputs from AP)