So far, between EA Play 2018 and the recent closed alpha, we’ve only actually played on one of Battlefield V‘s maps, and we’ve seen another one in the first official reveal trailer.
The image, which supposedly comes from a closed-door meeting that developer DICE had with EA Gamechangers just prior to the game’s reveal event, seems to detail three of the Grand Operations that will launch with the game, as well as those Grand Operations’ game modes and maps. The fact that it included Port of Narvik before that map was revealed at EA Play 2018 lends this image some credibility.
Each of the game’s three Grand Operations are divided into three regions of World War II: Norway, Holland, and Africa. All three of these regions first got into the war in 1940, which would fit with DICE’s plans to add new maps and modes in the chronological order in which they happened during the actual war, as well as the fact that there will only be two factions—the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany—in the game at launch.
Each of the Grand Operations includes two maps, one for the first two days and one for the third and possibly fourth day. Norway will include Port of Narvik and Fjell 457, which likely takes place in the mountains of Norway or in the Norwegian municipality of Fjell. Holland will include the maps Rotterdam 1 and Devastation, which might suggest a before-and-after take on the German bombing of Rotterdam. Finally, Africa will include maps called Halfaya Pass, a prominent location in Egypt during the early parts of the war, and Foxhunt.
Interestingly, most of the maps are attached to modes we already knew about (including Airborne, Breakthrough, Frontlines, and Conquest Assault), but Foxhunt has two unnamed “new modes” attached to it.
There will reportedly be 10 maps in the game at launch, so now we know what six of them are, and at least one of the others will likely pull inspiration from Battlefield 1942. We will most likely get a closer look at either Holland’s or Africa’s Grand Operations during the open beta, which is set to launch later this summer.
Battlefield V launches October 19th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.