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Battlefield V 'Firestorm' battle royale may not come with the standard PC version [updated]

September 7, 2018: EA has updated the Battlefield V preorder page which now says that Firestorm will be part of the standard edition on PC. It's unclear if this is a change in policy or the company fixed a mistake on its website.

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.

"Firestorm" is the game's 64-player battle royale experience where teams fight to be the last ones standing. Unlike PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, there is a greater focus on teamwork.

However, it looks like Firestorm won't be available to PC players who simply purchase the standard edition of the game. If you go to the Battlefield V preorder page, it clearly shows that it's part of the standard edition on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but not PC.

We've reached out to EA for comment and shall update you as soon as we receive a response. Hopefully this is just a mistake because the PC crowd won't be too happy that they have to spend more for something included with other versions.

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10 Comments
  • I've just checked it and they have already corrected it
  • Was gonna say if true a $#itstorm would be headed their way!
  • EA being crappy? That's unheard of!!!!!!!
  • It is coming with all editions, of course. That was an error that they quickly corrected
  • I honestly wasn't impressed with the Firestorm mode's trailer. They just replaced PUBG's blue zone with a ring of fire. In PUBG, the blue ring is just accepted and not really scrutinized because it's not a realistic thing. So the gamer doesn't even consider it other than to avoid being outside of it. However, the idea of everyone just going at one another to the last man while a raging fire encircles and closes in on them just seems foolish. The realism is what kills the idea. Besides that, Firestorm doesn't seem to add very much to the idea of PUBG. Now, I'm a Battlefield fan - have been for over a decade. I've never been a CoDookie fan. But the Blackout trailer (CoD4's take on Battle Royale) brought so much to the genre that it truly blew my mind. I was never planning on buying CoD4, but now I'm considering doing so simply for Blackout (too bad it isn't it's own separately sold game). All in all, BF V let me down in the MP beta and didn't really impress me with their stab at Battle Royale. Just saying. EA/DICE need to get back to BF4 type mechanics/gameplay/controls/experience. BFH, BF1, and now BF V are disappointments.
  • BF1's multiplayer is boring af. Single player experience is good though.
  • Exactly. Mine just collects digital dust, as I never even play it. When I want Battlefield I go to Battlefield 4! That was the last good Battlefield put out. Despite BF V's movement being slightly faster, BF V mechanics and gameplay cause the majority to just stay back and camp with lazer-accurate/deadly cod style snipers and low TTK, cause players to avoid bothering going to ammo/health depots (aka enemy camp locations), makes it advantageous to never take the time to heal downed soldiers or rarely use vehicles (fearing getting attacked while helplessly stuck in animations). BF V has completely changed the game for the worse.
  • BF1 multiplayer is far from boring.
  • One thing is for certain: BF1's weapon handling, controls, vehicle handling, soldier aiming, and hit detection are trash compared to BF4's.
  • I absolutely didn't understand! So will the PC version of the game or will have to be sad?Supplement the answer!