The first E3 2018 conference kicked off today with EA showcasing some new information about Battlefield V. We got our first taste of Battlefield V‘s multiplayer with a new trailer you’ll find below, as well as the announcement of a battle royale mode that will not accompany the title with its’ October 19th release date, but is set sometime after that.
As always in this franchise, Battlefield V is seeking to bring large scale combat with wide open maps and plenty of vehicular combat. Below, you’ll find a video posted by Nvidia that displays how graphically intensive Battlefield V will be running on a high end PC in 1080p and a solid 60fps. The video shows a match of Grand Operations mode which is a reworked version of the Operations mode from Battlefield 1. Battlefield V will attempt to expand upon that premise with different modes, game types and objectives that will change the course of the following round depending on how the player performs.
As for the previously mentioned battle royale mode, the details were scarce. All that DICE had to say on the subject was that it will be coming to Battlefield V and retain the, “core pillars” of Battlefield gameplay which includes team play, vehicle combat and destruction. More details are to follow soon before the game’s release in October.
EA and DICE are running into a lot of competition in the battle royale shooter market with Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 dropping later this year with its’ own take on battle royale. Despite the over-saturation we might have with this genre later this year, Battlefield V could absolutely differentiate itself from the pack if they manage to include something truly unique about their mode. The part about destruction comes to mind here with the option to blow up a stronghold another squad is hold up in sounding pretty amazing.
Battlefield V is set to launch October 19th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One with the battle royale mode coming sometime after that.