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Battlefield V battle royale launches in March 2019

Battlefield V is an upcoming first-person shooter set in World War II. The game features single-player campaign scenarios similar to Battlefield 1. For example, one of the main missions focuses on a female solider, her history, and her family. The developer said that Battlefield V tells the "untold stories of World War II", but it's unclear if they're works of fiction or interactive reenactments.

Today, EA released a roadmap which details future DLC. While the majority of the slide reveals standard content, it looks like "Firestorm", Battlefield V's battle royale mode, has been delayed to March 2019. Beforehand, many gamers thought that it would launch with the title in November. It's unclear why it'll launch next year.

It seems like Firestorm was pushed back to polish the gameplay. It'll be interesting to see how DICE's take on the overcrowded genre stacks up against Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's "Blackout" mode. Instead of a forcefield, there's a ring of fire that closes in as the match progresses.

Battlefield V was supposed to launch earlier this year, but was delayed to November 20, 2018 a few weeks ago. Hopefully the game will be a polished experience next month. The beta test was quite rough around the edges, especially when it came to performance on Xbox One. Even the Xbox One X performance wasn't that great.

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2 Comments
  • I think that's risky. Now I'm not saying I don't want a polished experience. I'm just thinking that by March of next year, the battle Royale fire will fizzle and won't be a major thing like it has been this year.
  • Do you know much about the gaming industry or where the direction of gaming has been going? Battle Royal games have takin things by storm and forced triple A companies to go in a whole new place. Fortnite, the biggest game on the Planet did away with its story mode content to focus slowly on "battle royal" gameplay and it's the biggest game to date, Players Unknown Battleground created the genre and before Fortnite took over, it was previously the biggest Battle Royal game. Now you've got Call of Duty, a triple A game company changing its format to follow the biggest gaming trend out there now, and so far it's been a huge success but lacked the cleanliness and polish that Battlefield V is taking the time to give its Battle Royal mode and the fans that will get tired of Call of Duty's BR mode in 5 months will gladly wait to sink their teeth in to something new, and by new, just having another Triple A compamy bring a more polished BR mode to the table is more than worth waiting for. Especially when it's a BR with the look of Battlefield, Battlefield is taking the time to make their BR mode look just as good as their single player mode, something Call of Duty sacrificed on both ends, they sacrificed the graphics and a story mode, something Battlefield isnt going to sacrifice in the process, and waiting a extra 5 months is nothing when the people were playing **** Battle Royal games like PUBG for years, and Fortnite has been dominating now for awhile and the people want a more realistic Battle Royal, you wouldnt even be saying what you did if you were really apart of the gaming community and or have played battle royal games, literally the most popular games to play currently and have been for a couple years now, and only now are triple A companies getting in the swing of things which is a breathtakingly new experience when you get games that can be fully funded.