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A tutorial video for Battlefield V's battle royale mode has leaked

By Polycount ยท 6 replies
Mar 8, 2019
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  1. Battle royale games are the hottest new craze in the gaming industry, and it seems like just about every major publisher is hopping on the bandwagon.

    Activision Blizzard rolled out Call of Duty's Blackout mode, and Electronic Arts (EA) now has the incredibly-successful Apex Legends to boast about to its investors.

    However, it would seem that one popular battle royale game isn't enough for EA. The company has been working on Firestorm, a battle royale mode for Battlefield V, for quite some time now.

    Details about the mode have been somewhat scarce, but Hard OCP spotted a tutorial video for Firestorm tucked away within EA's official website.

    Judging by what's been shown in the video (which you can watch below) Firestorm doesn't seem all that different from other battle royale games. You play by yourself or with a squad and drop into the map via parachute.

    Upon doing so, your main priority will be to gather weapons and supplies to increase your odds of surviving until the end. According to the tutorial's narrator, "objectives and safes" can also be found throughout the map.

    Completing the objectives will give players access to reinforcements, and potentially even powerful combat vehicles. Opening safes, on the other hand, could net you some rare equipment.

    Though we're not sure what the full range of Firestorm-specific vehicles will be, players appear to have access to small speedboats, miniature helicopters, and full-sized tanks.

    While playing Firestorm, players will be locked in a constant battle with themselves - or, more specifically, their inventory capacity. Ammo, weapons, and gadgets all take up space, and players will only be able to carry so many items at a time.

    However, backpacks can be found throughout the world, and snagging them will boost your inventory storage limit.

    Unlike Battlefield V's normal multiplayer modes, Firestorm will not have any classes. Everybody will be on a "level playing field," meaning the mode will be more PUBG than Apex Legends.

    It's not clear when Firestorm will launch, but we'll let you know when it gets an official release date.

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  2. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,913   +3,364

    Judging from the video, it looks like EA forced it on the studio. Nothing here seems to have that battlefield spark.
    syrious01, ghostf1re and hahahanoobs like this.
  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,456   +868

    I agree.
    What I'm waiting to see is if EA/DICE can release it without the first 6 months consisting of the classic Battlefield-like juggling of patches, netcode, buff and nerf.

    Firestorm has to be AMAZING right out of the gate, and I don't think they can do it. I'm predicting it being a total flop, and I own every BF game since BFBC2.

    I don't think DICE has it in them anymore. If I don't LOVE the next BF game (hated BF1, trying to like BFV), I'll probably give up on them completely and move on.
    Evernessince likes this.
  4. Morris Minor

    Morris Minor TS Booster Posts: 95   +39

    Wonder how big the map is? sure I read somewhere frostbite doesn't do large/open worlds very well
  5. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Guru Posts: 414   +264

    Battlefield 4 was the last great Battlefield game, with Battlefield 3 being the best in my opinion. DICE is so far gone with Battlefield, it's hardly even the same game anymore. Battlefield 1 had some moments of being good, but Battlefield V just isn't good and completely unfinished. This Battle Royale mode being included just further confirms that Battlefield is not the same game anymore. Give me a remastered Battlefield 3 and I'd pay $100 for it.
    max0x7ba and Peter Farkas like this.
  6. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Evangelist Posts: 343   +163

    +1 on BF3
    ghostf1re likes this.
  7. syrious01

    syrious01 TS Rookie Posts: 24   +18

    What's the use when you can just use ESP and Aimbot on BFV servers?

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