Battlefield V Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes update adds Squad Conquest, improved death...

Shawn Knight

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The second installment of EA DICE’s post-launch content bundle for Battlefield V launches this week.

Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes notably introduces Squad Conquest, a more “intense” version of traditional conquest that involves tactical gameplay between two squads of eight across condensed versions of the Hamada, Arras and Rotterdam maps. Players will battle to control three flags with very limited access to vehicles, we’re told.

The mode will only be available from January 17 through January 30, EA highlights.

The update is also adding some new weapons as part of weekly challenges including the Zk-383 SMG for the medic class, the Modele 1944 semi-automatic rifle for the assault class and the M1922 MMG for support class players.

EA has also made a number of changes to what it calls the death experience.

Now, the name of the person that has killed a player is shown in the game world. A new death camera, meanwhile, will help players understand how they were killed and pinpoint the position of their perpetrator. EA additionally tweaked the UI directional damage indicator and bullet tracers for improved accuracy.

A trailer for the new update also teases the upcoming Firestorm battle royale mode slated for March. Full patch notes can be found here.

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yRaz

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Oh my, the sky must really be falling if EA is releasing content for free. Let's hope 2019 is the end of the microtransaction and DLC
 
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Skjorn

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Oh my, the sky must really be falling if EA is releasing content for free. Let's hope 2019 is the end of the microtransaction and DLC
They said from the beginning that there was no BF Premium anymore and that all future DLC would be free. DLC is cool, I like free extra content. Who wants that to end? You really should know what you're talking about before bashing it.
 

yRaz

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They said from the beginning that there was no BF Premium anymore and that all future DLC would be free. DLC is cool, I like free extra content. Who wants that to end? You really should know what you're talking about before bashing it.
Sorry, last EA game I bought was crysis. No, did they say that from the beginning or the beginning or the bad sales numbers?
 

Fearghast

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They said from the beginning that there was no BF Premium anymore and that all future DLC would be free. DLC is cool, I like free extra content. Who wants that to end? You really should know what you're talking about before bashing it.
Sorry, last EA game I bought was crysis. No, did they say that from the beginning or the beginning or the bad sales numbers?
They did state it before release. But sales numbers are incredibly low, unsurprisingly.