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Battlefield V Firestorm battle royale gameplay revealed

Published: 21/Mar/2019 15:04 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 15:39

by Paul Cot


Battlefield V‘s battle royale mode, Firestorm, is just four days from release and we now have our first look at some official gameplay.

Firestorm gameplay

On March 7 we had a leaked video tutorial of Firestorm, which was followed by the official reveal trailer on March 14. One week later, suggesting the original leak may have been coordinated, and we now have official gameplay to analyze.

The video shows what we can expect from Firestorm, including 17 vehicles, destructable environments, Battlefield’s signature gun play and the Firestorm itself. The video is a combination of game engine footage and actual gameplay.

How big is the Battlefield V Firestorm map?

Battlefield 5 players are still trying to figure out what the dynamic of their battle royale game will be. Once again, Halvoy, the Firestorm map, is boasted to be 10 times the size of the previous biggest Battlefield V map, Hamada.

The initial starting zone doesn’t include the whole map though, and will change each game. This will hopefully result in the game staying fresh as you will be forced to mix up drop points.

Electronic ArtsHalvoy is 10 times bigger than Hamada…

How many players are there in Firestorm?

It has been confirmed thay 64 players will enter Halvoy for each match. This raises questions about the pacing of the game, with the emphasis and choice provided on vehicles, it suggests they will play an important role in Firestorm.

The Firestorm itself

Minus Battlefield’s shooting mechanics, the Firestorm wall looks to be the most discernible feature of the battle royale mode. Previous battle royale games have utilized some form of force-field collapse. A great wall of fire certainly adds a unique concept to the playable area.

Consequently, it will likely affect how games are played out. It was previously speculated the Firestorm wall might be fatal relatively quickly because buildings are destroyed rather easily. However, snippets of footage show you can survive in the Firestorm, and that the early circle collapses are more forgiving.

The Firestorm destroys buildings…

While inside the Firestorm, vision is drastically impacted. This is even more true when you are right on the edge, as you can see nothing but the yellow flames which engulf your screen.

Read More: Everything you need to know about Battlefield V Firestorm

Interestingly, you can cannot see outside of it either. This means, unlike in other battle royale games, that you can’t use the circle to your advantage. The same applies when looking in from the outside.


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.