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It looks like Firestorm, Battlefield V‘s post-launch battle royale mode, is actually further along in development than we thought.

A recent tweet from a technical artist at Criterion Games, which was recently announced as the studio behind Firestorm, revealed that Firestorm is already in a playable state internally. The tweet was since removed, but we managed to capture a screenshot of it:

Developer DICE has always promoted Firestorm a post-launch addition to Battlefield V, though it’s been cagey about nailing down a specific date for the mode’s introduction. After delaying Battlefield V for over a month, it’s possible that DICE and Criterion might have Firestorm ready sooner than we thought, considering multiple teams within the studio are already testing the mode in a competitive state.

Firestorm is looking to combine the best parts of both Battlefield and battle royale by injecting armored vehicles and objective-based gameplay into the genre’s standard last-player-standing formula. Following the massive changes (some would say improvements) to squad-based gameplay and Battlefield’s already top-notch gunplay, it’s no surprise that Firestorm is one of the most eagerly anticipated modes in Battlefield V. Having Firestorm ready to go earlier in the game’s post-launch life cycle than originally anticipated (if not at launch) could be a good move from the developer, considering that Combined Arms, the game’s new co-op mode, is also coming post-launch.

Battlefield V launches on November 20th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Battlefield V’s battle royale mode is already playable internally

A recent tweet by one of its designers reveals that Battlefield V's Firestorm is further along than we thought.

By Michael Goroff | 09/14/2018 12:00 PM PT

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It looks like Firestorm, Battlefield V‘s post-launch battle royale mode, is actually further along in development than we thought.

A recent tweet from a technical artist at Criterion Games, which was recently announced as the studio behind Firestorm, revealed that Firestorm is already in a playable state internally. The tweet was since removed, but we managed to capture a screenshot of it:

Developer DICE has always promoted Firestorm a post-launch addition to Battlefield V, though it’s been cagey about nailing down a specific date for the mode’s introduction. After delaying Battlefield V for over a month, it’s possible that DICE and Criterion might have Firestorm ready sooner than we thought, considering multiple teams within the studio are already testing the mode in a competitive state.

Firestorm is looking to combine the best parts of both Battlefield and battle royale by injecting armored vehicles and objective-based gameplay into the genre’s standard last-player-standing formula. Following the massive changes (some would say improvements) to squad-based gameplay and Battlefield’s already top-notch gunplay, it’s no surprise that Firestorm is one of the most eagerly anticipated modes in Battlefield V. Having Firestorm ready to go earlier in the game’s post-launch life cycle than originally anticipated (if not at launch) could be a good move from the developer, considering that Combined Arms, the game’s new co-op mode, is also coming post-launch.

Battlefield V launches on November 20th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.