Whether you’re a fan of Battlefield or not, after the latest Battlefield 5 event unveiling yesterday, you may want to start getting excited. This game easily looks to be the best Battlefield we’ve seen yet.
If you didn’t have the chance to watch the unveiling, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our Battlefield 5 reveal event recap, covering everything you need to know about the game.
Battlefield 5 Reveal Trailer
Let’s just start with the fun stuff, shall we? DICE released a new trailer last night showcasing Battlefield 5 for the first time. The trailer uses a blend of CGI and gameplay to create a stunning scene.
It was honestly hard to tell what was gameplay and what wasn’t, but Battlefield 5 is already shaping up to be one of the most immersive games in the series yet.
Battlefield 5 Release Date
Battlefield 5 will be launching on October 19, 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. If you purchase the deluxe edition, you will be able to start playing Battlefield 5 three days earlier on October 16.
There will also be an open beta testing period closer to the launch of Battlefield 5. If you have EA Access, you’ll be able to join this beta test on October 11.
Battlefield 5 Game Setting
If you didn’t know already, Battlefield 5 will be set in World War 2. It will be taking many of the elements from Battlefield 1 and expanding upon them massively.
What’s interesting is that DICE really want to let players explore the entire history of World War 2, as opposed to a few key events like shown in Battlefield 1 with the first world war, so there will be ongoing content drops throughout Battlefield 5’s life time with new content showcasing different periods of the war.
Premium Pass In Battlefield 5
It was revealed that there will not be a premium pass in Battlefield 5. All new content that gets released, including new maps and game modes, will be free for all players forever.
This is great news for Battlefield players as a whole, but we don’t think DICE and EA will leave it at that.
Whilst they didn’t explicitly mention it during the event, we’d expect there to be some kind of microtransactions in Battlefield 5. It’s likely these microtransactions will be for cosmetics – they did say that paying players will not be able to get any advantage over non-paying players.
Battlefield 5 Grand Operations Mode
Battlefield 5 revisits the Operations mode from Battlefield 1 but this time it’ll be even bigger and better. Now known as Grand Operations, this mode will feature up to 64 players.
In Grand Operations, events will span out across 4 in-game days. Each day, a different event will happen and how the game progresses between each side will determine what happens the next day.
At the end of day 4, if there is no clear winner, a last man standing feature will activate and the team with the last man alive will win.
Battlefield 5 The Tides of War Mode
Battlefield 5’s The Tides of War mode could be huge. This mode will take players on a journey throughout the lifespan of Battlefield 5. New content will be added regularly for players to jump into.
The Tides of War will focus on different parts of World War 2, spanning into different chapters spread throughout the foreseeable future. Each chapter will have unique challenges, cosmetics, and rewards to unlock, as well as selected game modes, maps, and limited time events.
New Co-op Mode In Battlefield 5
Players in Battlefield 5 will be able to explore a new game mode together as a squad.
It’s called Combined Arms. In this, up to 4 players can jump into Battlefield 5 in a harsh environment that forces players to work on team survival. It will be a high stakes mode that players can come back time and time again to enjoy.
There will be a dynamic mission creator and objectives will be picked out randomly each time. Whilst some missions will be similar, no two missions will ever be exactly the same.
Battlefield 5 War Stories
War Stories will be back in Battlefield 5, which means the game will have a campaign unlike Black Ops 4.
The War Stories in Battlefield 5 will help to paint a broader picture of World War 2 and will put some perspective on it as a whole.
New Battlefield 5 Gameplay Mechanics
We obviously can’t cover everything that’s changed in Battlefield 5 yet because DICE has still left a lot under wraps. However, we do know that DICE has been listening to the community carefully and they have many small changes to improve the gameplay experience in Battlefield.
During the reveal event and the official live reveal trailer, we found out that players will have far more control over their movements – you’ll be able to sprint whilst crouching, dive in any direction, and throw back grenades at enemies. Ultimately, there seems to be a bit more fluidity in how you can move about.
New to Battlefield 5 are fortifications – with this, players can reinforce damaged buildings, set up barb wire, sandbag foundations, or build a perimeter to defend from. If you play as a support class, you can also build machine guns and cannons.
When Do We Learn More About Battlefield 5?
Even with the release just 5 months away, we’re still eager to hear more about Battlefield 5.
Thankfully, DICE and EA should be visiting E3 in June to showcase more content and proper gameplay footage for the first time.
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In summary, Battlefield 5 is looking like a real treat already. We honestly cannot wait to find out more about the game.
What are your thoughts on Battlefield 5 so far? Will you be picking up the game in October?