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Battlefield V Firestorm leak reveals potential map expansion

Published: 19/Apr/2019 9:41 Updated: 19/Apr/2019 10:07

by David Purcell


There might be some major changes in the works for the Halvoy map in Battlefield V Firestorm, if potentially leaked information is to be believed.

The popular title has been going toe-to-toe with other battle royale market leaders, such as Fortnite Battle Royale, Apex Legends, and others since its March 25 release.

While gamers might still be enjoying jumping into the title’s current Halvoy map, it looks as if a significant expansion may be coming soon.

Electronic ArtsBattlefield V players might not have seen all of Firestorm’s Halvoy map just yet.

Halvoy expansion in Battlefield V’s Firestorm? 

Battlefield data miner @temporyal has been browsing through the game’s files and has revealed their latest findings on Reddit – where they look to have made an interesting discovery.

“While managing the co-ordinated of the spawn locations I came across the idea that the Firestorm map seems to be cut horizontally,” the data miner said. “We’re currently just playing on the lower half of it.”

This would suggest that players have only yet seen half of Halvoy, which may or may not tease an expansion in the future.

temporyal, RedditData miner compares center point of the Twisted Steel and Halvoy maps. Clearly, there’s a difference.

Battlefield designer responds 

Comparing the Halvoy layout with Twisted Steel, a vast multiplayer map, it was clear to see that the former had a clear center point, whereas the latter’s X axis is actually much closer to the border than the middle.

Battlefield level designer Matt Wagner has responded to the leaked information on Twitter, where he explained that having the point not in the center is completely normal.

“This is based on you assuming that 0,0 (x,y) has to be in the middle of the map?” he tweeted. “Fuck, that means Devastation was planned to be 4 times as big, right? Someone should have told me.”

Whether or not the designer is simply trying to hide a future change to the map is unknown. He might well have killed the expansion theory, but it’s certainly one aspect of the game to keep tabs on.


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.