Battlefield V has debuted a new, six-minute trailer detailing a ton of information about all aspects of the upcoming shooter, including what it’s battle royale mode is called and how it will work.
Simply called “This is Battlefield V,” the trailer has revealed that the game’s battle royale mode is called Firestorm and that it will be a team-based mode. Each match will feature 16 teams of four duking it out to be the last team standing “on the largest Battlefield map ever.” The mode will include a mix of infantry and vehicular combat, and it looks like there will be plenty of tanks to go around.
The trailer also gave us more details about the game’s single-player War Stories. It looks like the game will launch with four different chapters (including the prologue), with another chapter coming after launch. In addition to the previously revealed “Nordlys” (and the prologue), the trailer also shows off chapter titles for “Tirailleuer,” “Under No Flag” (which takes place in north Africa), and “The Last Tiger,” the latter of which will arrive post-launch.
As for standard multiplayer, the trailer confirms that the game will launch with eight maps—two Norwegian maps, two Rotterdam maps (pre- and post-destruction), two maps set in the French countryside, and two set in the north African desert. Following that, another map set in Greece is scheduled to debut in early 2019 as part of the game’s Tides of War live service model. Further into the future, the trailer states that game will debut new theaters of war, which we’re guessing will mean that the Pacific Theater will get some attention later on. Developer DICE has stated that Tides of War will follow the actual chronological history of the war, so we’re guessing that Pacific Theater maps will debut later in the game’s lifecycle.
Other than that, the trailer pretty much covers all the ground of previous trailers, like fortifications and the new gunplay mechanics. As with the recent massive patch notes for the game’s open beta, the trailer seems to be part of an effort from DICE to give players as much information as possible leading up to launch. Unfortunately, the game’s Combined Arms co-op mode was missing from the trailer, serving as more evidence that DICE isn’t planning on including the mode at launch, despite the recent delay. You can try the game for yourself when the open beta launches on September 6th.
Battlefield V launches on November 20th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.