There’s a saying that goes, better late than never. It seems that Battlefield V is following this motto by joining, albeit a bit late, the Battle Royale scene. EA has undoubtedly made a landmark with Apex. Now it´s time for their warfare title to take the spotlight. Here’s 5 things to know about Battlefield V: Firestorm Battle Royale mode!
1. How many players?
Battlefield V is famous for its dynamic environments crowded with destructible scenery and a crazy amount of action on screen. This amount of adrenaline is only possible if there are enough players to wreak havoc across the map.
Battlefield V: Firestorm features a total of 64 players. You can opt to play solo or in squads. This amount is a lower player count compared to other Battle Royale titles. Although, the fast pace of the matches and vehicle-based combat compensate for that.
2. The map is huge
The scale of Battlefield maps is always impressive. In general Battlefield V maps are grand in size and detail. Battlefield V: Firestorm is no exception to this rule. In classic fashion for the franchise, Halvoy, Firestorm’s first map, is ten times bigger than Battlefield V’s Hamada, Battlefield’s current biggest map in existence.
EA wants to make sure players explore and enjoy every bit of this massive map. The wall of fire that will gradually shrink the playable area will cover approximately two-thirds of the total area from the very beginning. This already risky start means that players won’t immediately have to worry about running from the fire wall. As well, this will force landing on different areas each time instead of just getting familiar with one specific part of the map, making each match different.
3. Take control of resupply points and crack some safes
Battle Royale is the focus here, but the Battlefield signature gameplay is all around the edges with Battlefield V: Firestorm. Maintaining the “control points” mechanic from the series, Firestorm features several Resupply Points that randomly pop up across the map. The premise with these spots is simple: capture one of these points, and you will receive some valuable loot.
Another way to get some loot in your team’s hands is to find crackable safes. This tactic might be a less aggressive approach when searching for loot, but, it will leave you exposed to enemy attack. One way or the other, you will need your squad cooperation (or very sharp senses in solo mode) to raise your chances of survival.
4, Vehicles? Yes please!
You can expect some crazy vehicle escapes in Battlefield V: Firestorm! Seventeen vehicles included when the game mode launches. These vehicles include helicopters, tanks, and tractors among others. Tanks such as the Panzer 38(t) can be acquired, but not without risk. Powerful vehicles are locked behind bunker doors, which will need to be opened in cooperation with your squad or by your own. This attempt will trigger an alarm to alert nearby players of what you’re trying to do, elevating risks through the roof.
Even when you’re successful in unleashing the wrath of a tank upon your enemies, this won’t last forever. You will need to keep your vehicle fueled, meaning that resource management is necessary to get the most out of your arsenal.
5. No Classes, no loadouts, just V for victory
In classic Battle Royale fashion, Battlefield V: Firestorm won’t have the regular classes that are a staple in Battlefield’s multiplayer. All players land with no weapons at all and should rush to equip themselves. Weapons will vary in color-coded rarity, starting with green colored Common, leading to blueish Rare and finally raising to top tier red Epic.
There’s no chicken dinner or victory royale here. V for Victory is the maximum recognition you will get in Battlefield V: Firestorm after being the last man standing or being part of the final squad alive after the fire has done its deed.
Battlefield V: Firestorm mode will release as a free update to all Battlefield V owners on March 25th.