Battlefield 5‘s long-awaited battle royale mode, Firestorm, may have been on the cards for a while, but it’s actually finally nearly here.
Sharing the first official trailer on Twitter, DICE writes: “Firestorm drops March 25! Helicopters, Tractors and one big ring of fire awaits.”
Check out the new mode in all its glory in the trailer below!
Battlefield 5 launched last year and it was well-known the game would release with the intention of a battle royale mode coming in spring 2019.
The World War 2-set battle royale is due to release March 25 2019.
Firestorm drops March 25! Helicopters, Tractors and one big ring of fire awaits. pic.twitter.com/DwLDLCT59b
— DICE (@EA_DICE) March 14, 2019
Some veteran Battlefield fans are still lamenting the addition of a battle royale mode into the game at all, but over on Twitter DICE is assuring its fans that the new mode won’t be the core focus of the game.
We are Battlefield first, Royale is an addition to the Battlefield experience. As we move forward, Multiplayer remains our core focus.
— DICE (@EA_DICE) March 8, 2019
From the trailer and the leaked footage, it looks like we’re going to be getting a really solid BR game. But will it be enough to pull back fans of Battlefield 5?
Although the trailer is being pretty well received, it’s clearly not everyone’s cup of tea.
I know I’m not in the majority here. But there was nothing in that trailer is going to make me play that particular day mode. The only cool thing in there was a helicopter. The tractors stupid give me a tank instead.
— batman4500010 (@TL413masshole) March 14, 2019
With the hugely-saturated battle royale market as it is, plus the likes of the recently-launched Apex Legends and the starting-to-get-tired Fortnite, is DICE’s offering too little, too late?
Will you be checking out Firestorm later this month, or does this not spike your interest?
Featured Image Credit: DICE/EA