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How does Battlefield V’s Firestorm battle royale map compare to Fortnite and Apex Legends?

Published: 20/Mar/2019 20:22 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 11:55

by Paul Cot


The size of the Battlefield V Firestorm map has been revealed. It won’t only be the biggest map in Battlefield history but will also be “10 times” the size of Battlefield 5’s biggest map, Hamada.

Firestorm Halvoy

The Firestorm map will be called Halvoy. While it is difficult to tell how it compares to Fortnite and Apex Legends visually, because the games play at a different pace, we can compare the sizes directly.

One Reddit user, Milekill, has estimated Battlefield’s first battle royale map to be 12 km squared.

Hamada in comparison to Halvoy…

The initial Firestorm circle only covers part of the map. This is because Halvoy is so big in comparison to the 64 players that using all of it would result in too slow gameplay.

Firestorm map size comparison

So if Halvoy is 10 times bigger than Hamada, just how big is it in comparison to other battle royale maps?

The best comparisons are Blackout and Fortnite due to their enormous player base. The Call of Duty battle royale map is 7 km squared, while Fortnite is smaller at 5.5 km squared.

Elsewhere, PUBG has a variety of maps ranging from 16 to 64 km squared. However, this is an overestimation as a lot of the PUBG maps are largely unplayable water areas.

Consequently, Halvoy is probably somewhere between Vikendi and Sanhok given its speculated 12 km squared. This also means it is bigger than Blackout, Fortnite and the Apex Legends map. King’s Canyon, as battle royale maps go, is particularly small.

Battlefield V hype

The upcoming addition of Firestorm has reignited interest in the game again. Sales had been poor in comparison to expectations but there will likely be a spike when Firestorm is released.

On March 25, we’ll get to see if Battlefield’s battle royale mode lives up to the hype.


How to play Battlefield V’s final free multiplayer weekend

Published: 1/Nov/2019 15:47 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 15:58

by Connor Bennett


EA are handing over the multiplayer of Battlefield V to the fans with a final free weekend of play. So, if you haven’t dived into the game’s online portion just yet, here’s what you need to know.

Battlefield V dropped back on November 20, 2018, marking the 11th installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise. With the new release, EA Dice took things up a notch with multiplayer compared to previous titles, adding a battle royale mode as well as expanding on the mega Grand Operations.

With it’s one year anniversary coming around, as well as the release of the game’s fifth chapter, EA launched their annual Battlefest celebrations with a raft of content for players. Included in that has been free trial weekends – letting everyone jump into different aspects of the game.

EA games/FlakfireBattlefield V’s Firestorm was the game’s attempt at the battle royale genre.

When is Battlefield V’s free trial weekend?

Starting on Friday, November 1 and running through November 4, players will have the chance to experience all of the game’s multiplayer maps and modes in order to celebrate the release of the Pacific Theatre.

This means that players can try out the traditional Battlefield mode of Conquest, as well as the usual FPS game types of Team Deathmatch and Domination. Anyone who ever enjoyed ‘Rush’ can try their hand at Breakthrough which works in a similar way.

DICE / EAThe epic Battlefield V is the 11th game in the popular franchise.

Where to download Battlefield V for the free trial weekend

The free trial weekends run on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and EA Origin for the PC. So, all you have to do is fine Battlefield V in your respective marketplace and hit download on the free trial.

Once you’ve waited for the long download and dropped into a game, you will be able to keep any progress you make should you choose to purchase the full game after that point. 

So, what are you waiting for? Time is ticking down on your last chance to experience Battlefield’s epic multiplayer for free.

It’ll take some time to download, of course, but it’s better to act fast than wait until the last minute – especially when you can get in plenty more matches, too.