Battlefield V is finally official and launching October 19th, 2018.
Set in World War 2, it looks like a mixture of seriousness and over the top action, with things like revives taking longer and less ammo being realistic, but the ability to shoot grenades mid-air or have a samurai sword are definitely on the more OTT side.
The single player mode War Stories from Battlefield 1 will return in V alongside conquest in multiplayer. New to multiplayer is Tides of War, which sounds like a constantly evolving type of online war.
You'll be able to drag dead or dying teammates to safer locations before trying to revive them, tow cannons, anti-air guns, and ammo with trucks or tanks and build defensive fortifications or repair buildings.
Battlefield V will have no premium pass which is a good sign as that has split the player base in previous Battlefield games, but it’s not clear yet if that will be offset by the inclusion of microtransactions or other DLC.
To celebrate the announcement, In the Name of Tsar expansion for Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 4’s Final Stand are both now free to download and keep.
With Battlefield V launching just a week after Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, it’ll be interesting to see which comes out on top.