Battlefield V won’t have its full offering of modes when it releases in November. EA and Dice have confirmed that the battle royale mode, “Firestorm” will launch in March 2019. The announcement comes out of details on the plan for the game post-release. “With eight maps set in frozen landscapes, desert heat, and everything in between, eight exciting game modes, single-player War Stories, outstanding gunplay, a wide arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and gadgets, progression, customization, Specializations for weapons and vehicles, and much more – you’ll have tons to do at the November 20 launch of Battlefield V, the post details. “However, that is just the beginning. There’s also everything coming in Tides of War, the live service for Battlefield V.”
Tides Of War will be broken down into chapters. Chapter 1, “Overture”, will start roughly two weeks after the release and last until January. It will bring a tank-focused map and a new War Story called “The Last Tiger”. It will focus on a lone Tiger Tank crew beginning to question the ideology that got them to this point. Chapter 1 will also introduce vehicle customization and an added iteration of a Practice Range where players will have the opportunity to learn and practice shooting, driving, and flying through challenges.
Chapter 2, “Lightning Stikes”, will last until March and will focus on vehicle warfare and rapid infantry movement. Three game modes will be added. Combined Arms, a co-op experience, pits 4 players against AI opponents in a series of combat strike missions with various challenges across several maps. A revamped version of Rush will come during this chapter and only be available during chapter 2. The last mode will be Squad Conquest, pitting 16 players, two squads per team, against each other for map domination.
Chapter 3: “Trial By Fire”, starting in March, is when “Firestorm” comes to Battlefield V. EA and Dice state that this mode will elevate the battle royale genre by “bringing in the best of what Battlefield is known for.” That means mixing in a shrinking playing field with trademark Battlefield elements, such as team play, powerful vehicles, and destruction. Also arriving in Trial By Fire is the Greece map which focuses on a power struggle between tank control and air superiority.