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New Leak Claims Battlefield V’s Battle Royale Mode Could Be Free-To-Play

Published: 30/Aug/2018 12:27 Updated: 30/Aug/2018 12:32

by Matt Porter


Battlefield V’s Battle Royale mode could be free-to-play if sales of the game are disappointing, according to a source.

The source, who wished to remain anonymous, sent the information via email to the Giant Bombcast and suggested that, while the number of pre-orders for the game are much better than EA’s last blockbuster shooter, they may still be considering ways to improve sales.

Maybe you saw fans freaking out over the report that Battlefield V pre-orders are weak. Some are already comparing it to Titanfall 2 because it is coming out right around Red Dead 2 and Call of Duty. That’s pretty far off base. Let’s put it this way: Battlefield V pre-orders have already outsold Titanfall 2’s week-one sales and pre-orders, and EA isn’t going to let the game underperform too drastically.

In terms of what EA may do to encourage people to purchase Battlefield V, the source’s first suggestion was the possibility of the battle royale mode being released for free, with in-game extras for players who own the full game.

A remaster of Bad Company 2 was also mentioned, with Giant Bombcast host Jeff Gerstmann agreeing that he had heard something similar.

For one, it could make it’s battle royale mode free-to-play with bonuses for people who own Battlefield V to make up the revenue difference, but it is also considering including something huge as part of its post-release content that means to boost sales of Battlefield V propper. That would be a remastered version of Battlefield Bad Company 2 a la the Modern Warfare remaster that Activision bundled with Infinite Warfare

Unfortunately, there is no way to confirm these claims, but the fact that Gerstmann had previously heard rumor of the Bad Company 2 remaster gives some credibility to the source.

While Battlefield V is scheduled to release on October 19, 2018, the Battle Royal mode is not expected to arrive until after the game has launched.


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.