EA and DICE’s latest entry in the Battlefield series, Battlefield V has finally released and is now available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The game was originally set to release back in October, but the team wanted to delay the game and make sure when it did launch that there would be minimal bugs for their players to run into. Alongside the game getting delayed, the highly anticipated Battle Royale mode, Fire Pit has been officially delayed to early 2019. However, the full game has finally released, and players can jump into the WW2 multiplayer shooter right now.
The PlayStation Blog has a detailed inside look into the game’s new Grand Operations Mode. For players who want to know what the mode is all about before jumping into it, make sure to check out down below the detailed description and objectives of the mode.
Here’s How it Works
Each Grand Operation contains several in-game rounds referred to as days. Two teams try to best one another in each round for final victory. Each day’s results affect the conditions of the next, making it one big battle where the momentum can shift.
Typically, you’ll start with an insertion mode like Airborne, and then proceed to fight on the ground in modes like Breakthrough or Conquest. However, the setup varies between Grand Operations and can be modified in many ways (more on these modes below).
A Look at Grand Operations in North Africa
The iconic WW2 experience of staging an invasion from above comes to you in Airborne. This is how day one starts; Allied paratroopers drop from the skies as Axis forces dig in and prepare to hold territory. On the second day, two teams will clash in Conquest, specifically the Conquest Assault variant, where the round starts with defenders controlling every flag that attackers must capture.
Both Airborne and Conquest Assault are contested on the Hamada map, a massive playing field of sunbaked rock and sand inspired by WW2 battles on a strategic point between Libya and Egypt.
Drenched in sweat and caked in dirt, the fight continues in the Aerodrome map. This one is loosely based on the British attacks on German installations, supply lines, and airfields in the Libyan desert in 1942-1943. Control of the central hangar is ideal here, but you’ll have to survive a barrage of infantry nests and tank shells.
Day three on Aerodrome is won in Breakthrough, where one team will push to seize all control points in a sector, and to force the enemy to retreat. Day four is a worst-case scenario. If nobody pulls ahead after three days, it’s time for Final Stand. Few will survive in this sudden death mode, where you’ll have depleted ammo and no respawns. Final team standing wins!
Experience Them All
Each Grand Operation brings something different. For example, day three in the France Grand Operation is contested in a match of Frontlines, where teams fight for one objective point at a time, and once an objective is captured, the action moves on to the next. Conquering the last flag opens the vulnerable enemy base.
At launch, some game modes will only be available to play in Grand Operations, such as Airborne and Final Stand. Grand Operations will be the initial home for many new experiences as the post-launch Tides of War journey expands, so it’s always worth a visit.
Battlefield V is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Are you excited for the latest entry in the series? Let us know in the comments below!