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Battlefield V gets Pacific theater, new maps on October 31

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Battlefield V key art (Image credit: EA)

What you need to know

  • Battlefield V is getting a new area on October 31.
  • You'll get a chance to fight in the Pacific theater.
  • It seems like you can play as American or Japanese forces battling it out.
  • You purchase Battlefield V for $30 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Battlefield V didn't garner the thunderous response Battlefield 1 received, but that hasn't stopped EA from working on new content for the game. Today, the team announced that the title is getting a Pacific theater arena on October 31 as a free update. You'll be able to invade the most iconic battlefields as American and Japanese forces.

According to developer DICE, the game is getting two new maps focused on the Pacific, a number of new weapons that were used during that particular conflict, and a new map in December. It'll be interesting to see how these maps differ the existing ones aside from the graphics. Let's hope they present new ways for players to engage one another.

Battlefield V fans have been unhappy with the slow pace of updates, and lots of missed deadlines on the previously-announced roadmap, but additions like this could be signs of EA trying to turn the ship around. However, only time will tell. Right now, Battlefield V is quite low on the list of "Most played games" (opens in new tab) on Xbox One.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.