Prepare for fire, lots of it, and plenty more for those looking to skip out on Battle Royale as EA and DICE have officially released the 2019 roadmap (up to this point) for Battlefield V’s Chapter 3: Trial by Fire.
While Battlefield V: Firestorm (which launched yesterday) is the primary focus during Chapter 3: Trial by Fire, EA and DICE have revealed that it’s not the only piece of the much larger painting that is Battlefield V. While the latest trailer has given us a glimpse into helicopters (which did exist in World War II), walls of fire pushing players in, and explosive tank and infantry gameplay, what we didn’t see was the other content that will be coming shortly after.
As part of the roadmap (as only teased above), you can expect some brand new co-op missions called ‘Combined Arms’, which will see fans enjoy Battlefield V in ways they have yet to do along with a brand new map set in the Mediterranean (set to lanch in May), some new Fjell 652 missions, and a hardcore mode, which will see fans taking on the most realistic Battlefield experience yet for Battlefield V.
“Here, you’ll take on a massive aerial invasion along the Cretan coast and experience the first and largest German paratrooper invasion ever, based on the real-life events of Operation Mercury“, explains Jonas Elfving, the writer for the Battlefield V blog.
Let’s take a look at the Roadmap before we continue.
After the launch of ‘Mercury’, the new Mediterranean map that was mentioned, you can expect to take on a new mode called ‘Outpost’ this June, which will have players working together to hold objectives, build them, but also secure enough soldiers for their chance to survive. In the blog post, they explain that they will have more details for us about that mode in the nearby future.
When Chapter 3: Trial by Fire comes to a close, EA is expected to reveal Chapter 4: Defying the Odds, which is expected to launch this June or shortly after, which will be a close-quarters combat themed chapter. It will bring with it a new ‘5-vs-5’ mode across several battlefields designed exclusively for how it plays.
One will include an urban designed map that focuses on close-quarters combat scenarios and will ultimately put players to the test in high-stress environments. Alongside the upcoming mode comes the map called ‘Marita’, which will take place after the conflicts in Greece in the later part of 1940.
Unfortunately, there is a downside to all of this information. EA has confirmed that the Soldier Dragging feature will not be available in Battlefield V as it would impact the game negatively and it felt ‘slow and unresponsive’ once a player would get revived. Overall, it impacted the game negatively, but at this time, don’t expect to revive your fellow teammates on the field as bullets, explosives, and mortar strikes rain from above.
Battlefield V is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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