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Battlefield V’s Battle Royale Mode is Called Firestorm and Supports 64 Players

Published: 4/Sep/2018 15:41 Updated: 4/Sep/2018 21:10

by Matt Porter

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Battlefield V’s new battle royale mode finally has a name, Firestorm, and is confirmed to support a maximum of 64 players.

Officially revealed in a new trailer that dropped on Tuesday, September 4, the battle royale mode will feature the biggest map ever released in Battlefield’s history. Featuring destructible buildings, and a wide range of offensive vehicles for players to put to use.

The trailer confirms that there will be 64 players on the map at a time, as 16 teams of 4 battle it out to be the last team standing. Interestingly, that means there are no solo or duos game modes, which are prominent parts of other battle royale franchises.

Also featured in the new trailer is multiplayer, which will launch with 8 game modes. Fan favorites Frontline and Conquest are returning, along with new modes like Grand Operations, which allows players to take part in battles inspired by historical events from World War 2.

The single player campaign for Battlefield V also gets a mention, with 4 new War Stories coming to the game, taking players through the untold tales from the conflict.

Fans eager to get their hands on the full game will have to be patient, after the release date was pushed back to allow DICE to continue work on improving ‘core gameplay’. The title now releases on November 20.

Battlefield V’s closed beta officially began on Tuesday, September 4 for anyone who has pre-ordered the game ahead of release. The open beta begins on Thursday, September 6.

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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

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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.