5 New Features That Will Make You Want To Play Battlefield V Right Now
Thinking about buying Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4? Read this first.
It may not be out yet, but people who've preordered special editions or have Origin Premium accounts have already been spending a little quality time with Electronic Arts' latest Battlefield instalment. The feedback so far? Well, it looks like all signs are pointing to another blockbuster shooter experience.
Like last year's offering, Battlefield V pushes us back to the war-torn times of World War II. No, this isn't the first time Battlefield's taken us on a little history lesson, but this time the fan-favourite shooter series promises to take us away from the big battles we've all seen before (Dunkirk, anyone?), and show us different, alternative views of the terrible war from a range of different perspectives.
And if you're wondering why we're so excited given Battlefield V essentially picks up where Battlefield 1 leaves off, here are 5 reasons why we cannot wait to play Battlefield V...
1. There's still a full single player campaign
Unlike Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that dropped its single-player campaign in favour of building more cooperative modes, Battlefield V still offers a solo experience for those of you who prefer to Lone Wolf your way through shooters. Battlefield's singleplayer stories have always been pretty impressive, and V looks like it's shaping up to be no exception. Like Battlefield 1, you'll get to see the war from the perspectives of several different people, all contributing in different ways to the war effort.
2. There are no passes, loot crates, or paid expansions
Unlike previous games (and many others, let's face it!), Battlefield V isn't looking to tempt more money from your wallet and make you cough up for additional content. EA's promised that there'll be no Pay to Win bonuses, season passes or loot boxes, and any additional goodies lined up for further down the line will release to all players. Tides of War, a new, chapter-like online mode that lets you move through the war via a personalised story, promises regular updates with new events, gameplay, guns, vehicles, and collectibles. For free. Nice, eh?
3. There's a new multiplayer mode and it's not even a battle royale!
While Blacks Ops 4 enticed players back to the franchise with shiny new battle royale mode, Blackout, Battlefield V is instead hoping you'll grow to love new mode, Combined Arms. A little like Destiny's strikes or the old Left 4 Dead missions (ask your parents!), you'll be able to meet up with pals and take on enemies collaboratively, working together to solve objectives and get to the end of your missions. Developer DICE hopes this'll make it easier for series noobs to jump into co-op action gently, as well as offer a different multiplayer experience. Don't worry, though - franchise staples like Death Match and Domination will still be available, too...
4. YAAASSS! Female soldiers are 'here to stay'
While there was a huge backlash from some fans complaining about the inclusion of female soldiers in Battlefield V, EA's position is firm: "Player choice and female playable characters are here to stay," said DICE's general manager Oskar Gabrielson. "Our commitment as a studio is to do everything we can to create games that are inclusive and diverse. We always set out to push boundaries and deliver unexpected experiences." Way to go, EA!
5. It's out now
Battlefield V is out on November 20, 2018, on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
- By Vikki Blake @_vixx