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Battlefield’s battle royale mode significantly delayed

Published: 24/Oct/2018 18:35 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 18:36

by Wyatt Donigan


While Battlefield V is set to launch on November 20, anyone wanting to play the game’s battle royale mode has a much longer wait ahead.

First announced at E3 back in June, Battlefield is the latest franchise to hop aboard the battle royale train with the inclusion of the mode, called ‘Firestorm,’ in the latest iteration of the game.

While fans have been waiting to get their hands on the mode ever since it was announced, DICE announced a significant delay on October 24.

In the latest developer’s update, DICE announced that Firestorm would not be arriving until the third chapter of ‘Tides of War,’ Battlefield’s live service, drops in March 2019.

“Battle Royale comes to Battlefield with Firestorm and the war reaches Greece as the third Tides of War chapter is unleashed in the Spring,” DICE explains in the update.

Firestorm will attempt to break the battle royale mode on release, featuring just 64 players instead of the normal 100-player modes that most other games feature.

The mode will also feature an objective-based system that will allow players to do more than just fight to be the last player or squad standing.

Fans may need to wait a lot longer to play Firestorm than originally thought, DICE also outlined the first two chapters of the TIdes of War that will hold players over until the Spring.

While fans will have to wait a lot longer to play Firestorm than originally thought, DICE also outlined the first two chapters of the TIdes of War that will hold players over until the Spring.

Not only will Tides of War bring new maps and weapons, new single-player story chapters and even new game modes will become available starting in early December with the first chapter.

Beyond the release of Firestorm in March, DICE promised fans that “even more experiences will come your way as the battlefields keep evolving.”

Battlefield V is scheduled for release worldwide on November 20.


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.