EA DICE and Activision are both entering the battle royale market with modes implemented within the next entries of Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 respectively. Both of them believe they can deliver a solid battle royale experience, considering both studio’s extensive history in developing shooter games and both franchises’ records speak for themselves.
Earlier this week, we got to know how many players will take part in Firestorm, Battlefield V’s battle royale mode. Recently, the studio finally broke their silence regarding several aspects of the mode players were eager to know about. Sixteen squads of four players will battle it out on “the largest Battlefield map ever.” Here are all the details you need to know.
Battle Royale is a Burning Thing, and it Makes a Fiery Ring
From the moment you fall, down, down, down, from the sky, to when your boots hit the ground on the largest Battlefield map ever created – the encircling ring of fire presses in on you and your squad in an all-out war for survival among 16 squads of up to four players.
There will be several types of Objectives in a Firestorm match. These will operate similar to those found in the iconic Conquest mode, except some will be found at fixed locations and some at random, with varying types of supplies, weapons, and vehicles. Work with your squad to play the Objectives and unlock the most valuable gear to increase your chances at being the last ones standing.
The Largest Battlefield Map Ever
You and your squad must rewrite the definition of squad play on a massive Battlefield map. With no weapon loadout to start with, you’ll need to loot equipment scattered throughout the map. Securing Objectives and controlling key landmarks will define most confrontations, but how you and your squad get there – and how well equipped you are when you do – will never be the same.
Command Devastating Vehicles
In Firestorm, combat vehicles like the powerful Panzer tank have now entered the battle royale fray. Getting hold off a tank can give you a great edge, but you won’t be invincible – and you need to measure risk versus reward if you challenge other squads to secure the battlefield’s most fearsome hardware.
Battlefield V releases on November 20, 2018, for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms. In addition to that, EA revealed more information on the game’s pre-order bonus.