The next installment in the Battlefield franchise is Battlefield 5. During the Live Reveal event held today, EA gave us a lot of details on the upcoming shooter set in World War 2. If you haven’t watched it yet, check out the stream on Twitch or Youtube. Battlefield 5 will see a multi-platform release on October 19th 2018.
During the live reveal event, EA showcased the Battlefield 5 official reveal trailer. If you missed it, check it out here:
As is the case with previous installments, Battlefield 5 Deluxe Edition will be available to purchase. Owners of the Deluxe Edition will get early access to the game on October 16th. Origin Access Play First Trial subscribers can play the game starting October 11th. EA also plans to run an open beta for Battlefield 5 before its launch later this year.
One of the the most controversial topics in the gaming world, a Premium Pass will not be part of Battlefield 5. All playable content such as maps and game modes will be available for free to all owners of the game. However, cosmetics and items that will not offer players an unfair gameplay advantage will be available to purchase.
Another feature announced in the live reveal, Combined Arms is a four player co-op campaign that will be available in Battlefield 5. Similar to traditional campaigns, four players can squad up and participate in story based matches against AI controlled bots. To make things interesting, Combined Arms will feature dynamic objectives and narratives thanks to elements of procedural generation. Developers describe the Combined Arms game mode as a tutorial for newcomers.
Additionally, the game will feature single player short campaigns called War Stories. Intended to be a unique experience, the first War Story mission puts players in the shoes of a Norwegian resistance fighter.