DICE unveils its latest Battlefield V video

DICE have always prided themselves on providing immersive and realistic gaming experiences for their players. However, that has not stopped them from succumbing to the epidemic known as the Battle Royale. With their newest promotional video for Battlefield V, fans finally get a look at DICE’s take on the popular game mode, as well as other fascinating titbits on the single and multiplayer modes.

Battlefield V’s ace-in-the-hole is arguably its own Battle Royale format named “Firestorm”. It takes place on the largest map in Battlefield history, with 16 teams of four duking it out for supremacy within a shrinking combat zone. DICE has also gone all out on environmental destruction, with the majority of buildings, structures and vehicles capable of being reduced to rubble. Given how “Firestorm” looks in the video, I don’t think I’m the only one that’s pumped for it.

DICE’s backup plan? The “Tides of War” game mode. Made up of different segments, or “Chapters”, that will be periodically released, it seems that DICE has opted for the pseudo-MMO style of creating daily and weekly events to keep its player base active. They’ve done away with the Premium Pass system as well, so it’s good for everyone, but great for players who don’t wish to purchase another truckload of downloadable content.

Battlefield V also brings with it the “Fortifications” mechanic. Much like that other remotely similar game, players can now build structures at specific points in the map. These include tank stoppers, makeshift bridges and foxholes, among others. While staying true to Battlefield’s usual point-and-shoot style, the newest addition to the family seeks to take tactical planning up a notch.

For fans of the “War Stories”, “Frontline” and “Conquest” modes, you’ll be glad to know that they’re returning in Battlefield V. With regard to the first mode, players will be diving head first into the lesser known warfronts of World War 2, such as the Axis invasion of Norway, and the intense tank battles of Africa. DICE has talked about greater emphasis being placed on character development, so I’ll be keeping my eyes open for it.

On the whole, Battlefield V seems to have as many fronts as the war it depicts, and it’s anyone’s guess how it will eventually turn out. While having multiple ways to play isn’t necessarily a bad thing, DICE is taking a hefty risk with this multi-pronged approach. Nevertheless, Battlefield V still seems to be a solid investment for now, so I’m definitely marking my calendar for November 20.

Kenneth Ang

Kenneth is your dedicated jack of all trades gamer and borderline anime nut. When not writing, he likes to wind down with Overwatch, Apex Legends and a bit of Fate: Grand Order on the side.