Without loot boxes, Battlefield V‘s abundance of cosmetics have to be acquired directly, and this can be done with earned in-game currency or a purchasable premium currency.
EA representatives recently confirmed the existence of the premium currency to Polygon. We don’t yet know the pricing model for the currency, or even what it will be called, only that it is an alternative to the in-game resource that EA is calling “grind currency”, earned exclusively through gameplay.
The cosmetic options in Battlefield V were teased in the game’s reveal trailer and expanded upon in its reveal livestream. The customization in Battlefield V will be deeper than in any installment prior due to its Company feature, allowing players to change their soldiers’ facepaint, clothing, and more, in addition to styling their weapons and vehicles. These options can presumably be purchased with either currency, but the developers have assured fans that nothing affecting gameplay will be purchasable. The game’s lack of loot boxes will also make its customization less random, granting players more control over their personal style.
Battlefield V‘s more player-friendly changes don’t stop there. During the livestream, it was confirmed that Battlefield V will not support a Premium Pass, meaning that all post-launch content will be free. This should give the shooter a longer lifespan by preventing the division between those who have DLC and those who don’t.
Battlefield V is slated to launch October 19th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with access unlocking early on October 11th for those that are subscribed to EA/Origin Access, and October 16th for those that pick up the Deluxe Edition. Other details to come out of the game’s reveal covered its new Grand Operations mode, Combined Arms cooperative feature, Fortification system, lack of a battle royale mode (at least for launch), and more.