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Battlefield V Announce Battle Royale Mode at E3 2018 Called ‘Royale’

Published: 10/Jun/2018 13:46 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson


It didn’t take long into E3 2018 before we got our first Battle Royale announcement, and it was a big one, as Battlefield V developers briefly discussed their new “Royale” mode.

Due to the unprecedented success of games like Fortnite and PUBG, which have seemingly shifted the landscape of gaming in under a year, the battle royale game type is now being recognized as more than just a fad by the big publishers.

Treyarch, developers of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 announced their battle royale mode, named Blackout, back at the game’s reveal event in May.

And as one of its main rivals, many fans were expectant that Battlefield would also enter the space with their own mode, to keep up with the competition.

Battlefield titles are unlike many other first-person shooters however, with its trademark destructibility, vehicles and gunplay, plus regular multiplayer already supports up to 64 players.

So Battlefield’s take on battle royale has a lot of promise if it is executed properly, and the team at DICE have made clear that these unique aspects of Battlefield will all be present in the BR mode.

Lars Gustavsson, the Creative Director at DICE said that there was “an extremely big push” for BR within the studio, which lead to their decision.

They didn’t go into much detail about the new mode during the EA Play conference at E3, simply saying that more information would come later in the year.

Speaking to Gamespot, when asked about Black Ops 4’s rival BR mode, Gustavsson said: 

“It’s interesting times. We’re all game developers but also gamers. Looking forward to seeing where it takes us.”

The ‘Royale’ mode in Battlefield V will not be available at launch, but will be released free later in the game’s cycle. Blackout, Call of Duty’s version, is set to be available at launch.


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.