New Battlefield V Trailer Teases Battle Royale Reveal
It is time for Battlefield fans to rejoice as the company behind the series, EA DICE, offered a brand new trailer for the next title, Battlefield V. This news comes only days before Europe's Gamescom convention and is followed by a teaser EA released to fans. Battlefield V is set to drop on October 11th for EA Access subscribers, October 16th for Deluxe Edition purchasers, and October 19th for those that only want the standard edition on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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The trailer certainly doesn't pull any punches when it comes to action sequences. It showcases a multitude of ways players will be able to shoot, stab, and destroy each other. All set to a sweet rendition of House of the Rising Sun, the trailer is definitely trying to portray the emotional turmoil taking place at the time. It definitely feels like DICE is going for a more cinematic experience in Battlefield V even during multiplayer battles as buildings crumble like never before and soldiers fall and climb over rubble while firing shots at each other.
Things Take a Mysterious Turn
During the final moments of the trailer, the gameplay footage takes a mysterious turn. With a plane flying over and focusing on a devastating ring of fire that is closing in around a group of feuding soldiers, this is almost certainly a tease for the Battle Royale mode that DICE said it will introduce in Battlefield V. The ring of fire seems to represent the "Circle" that is found in games like PUBG and Fortnite. When the trailer zooms in on the combatants, it shows not only classic ground soldiers but tanks as well. This addition of heavy vehicles will offer an extra layer to the Battle Royale formula that has yet to be seen.
Hopefully, this new trailer bodes well for whatever DICE is set to reveal at this year's Gamescom conference. We here at Gigamax Games are huge fans of the Battlefield series and absolutely can't wait for the next game in the series, Check back on GigamaxGames.com soon for all the latest in gaming news and industry updates!
Battlefield is back in a spectacular way. It’s been sixteen years since Battlefield 1942 revolutionized first-person shooters and now DICE wants to shake things up once again with Battlefield V. Set in World War II, Battlefield V brings with it brand new game modes, mechanics, and systems. These changes will excite and possibly even worry some longtime Battlefield fans.
This week, DICE released the official reveal trailer for Battlefield V. Besides being visually stunning, it offered some great insight into what fans can expect in October of this year.
Free DLC But At What Cost?
DICE officially revealed that Battlefield V DLC's will be following a similar model to the way Overwatch handles theirs. Any and all DLC’s will be completely free for all players, no Premium Pass required. However, DICE will be relying on a steady stream of income from selling cosmetics that will not impact a players effectiveness in combat. The developer did make it clear that all the cosmetics will be able to be unlocked by playing the game as well.
New game modes - Multiplayer and Singleplayer
Eliminating paywalls isn’t the only way DICE plans on improving their latest Battlefield game. A new cooperative mode called ‘Combined Arms’ is being added. It was designed to bridge the gap between singleplayer and Battlefields in-depth multiplayer. This four-player co-op mode uses a mission generator that gives players the power to customize their experiences easily and can take place in a variety of different environments. If a mission gets out of hand, players will be forced to make a hard choice. They can either choose to keep everything they found up until that point, or push through and complete the mission which pays off in a big way.
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Operations, the new mode that made its first appearance in Battlefield 1 is returning as ‘Grand Operations”. Not only will the maps evolve throughout the game, the game modes will change throughout the duration of the battle as well.
DICE gave an example of how one of the Grand Operations will play out. Set in Rotterdam, the attacking forces will begin in an airplane and drop down behind enemy lines, tasked with taking out the Defenders long-range artillery cannons. Defenders, in AA cannons, will be targeting these troop-carrying planes. Day two is a classic Operation game mode but it’s now called Breakthrough. Day three, the map transformed into a battle-torn version of Rotterdam. This is where players can see the destruction bombing runs have left behind. If attackers are able to score a decisive victory, the battle will end on day three. The battle will progress to day four if the score is close and that will be the new Last Stand mode. Ammunition is low, vehicles are either far and few between or nonexistent. If a squad is wiped, they cannot respawn so cooperation, revives, and resupplies are essential.
DICE wants to put more emphasis on squad cooperation. Players will only get a limited amount of ammo and grenades and players can’t regenerate back to full health after being shot. This will make medics and classes with ammo resupply gadgets absolutely vital. Gamers can also pick up ammo from downed enemies or regenerate health on a flag position. Resupplying at a flag point is only possible if one was constructed.
All of this could have a massive impact on the way snipers play the game. So before a sniper finds that perfect hiding spot far away from the front lines, they’ll need to either have a buddy there with supplies or go around and collect enough ammunition to hold them over. This could address those frustrating moments where it seems like there’s just no place to hide from an ace sniper in a well-fortified position.
Fortifications and Improvements To The Frostbite Engine
Speaking about fortified positions, every player will be capable of making fortifications. They will even be able to rebuild parts of broken down structures. This new mechanic isn’t just isolated to the inside of buildings, gamers can deploy sandbags out in the open, set up anti-tank obstacles, barbed wire, and even resupply centers near flag positions.
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The Frostbite Engine has been a staple of the battlefield games. Being able to destroy buildings and cover not only changes the landscape but it can also force the opposing team to change their strategy. However, in Battlefield V, DICE takes it even a step further. Now, the broken parts of buildings aren’t just rendered objects, they are actually the “real” pieces of the structure. If an artillery shell hits the outside of the building, debris will be launched inwards and vice-versa. Furthermore, pieces of a destroyed wall might even be hanging on by a thread, only to fall after a nearby explosion shakes the Earth.
Towing Weapons and Grenade Spam
Coming to Battlefield V is the ability to move around those once stationary AA guns or the mighty .50 cal. Tanks can tow these tide-turning weapons around the combat zone, absolutely transforming how these weapons will be utilized. Repositioning these heavy-hitting weapons to where they will be most useful, either to defending important objectives or use them as a means of attack. Players can use the towed AA guns or .50 cals while attached to the tank. Tanks can fire the main gun as soldiers on the towed AA or .50 caliber guns launch a barrage of lead at the enemy.
The issue with grenade spam is something DICE has been working to address for quite some time. Their response to this is letting players shoot grenades out of the air and if they react quick enough, throw grenades back.
Character Environment Interaction
The way characters interact and affect the environment has also been upgraded in a massive way. Not only have the graphics taken a massive step forward, the environment reacts to gamers being present in the landscape. Adding an incredible layer of realism, when players are wading or running through water, they will lift their legs higher. Soldiers can even slip when running on mud or rocks. Characters will also charge to cover will all their might, aggressively throwing and banging their bodies on the cover when running to the new position. High grass will respond to gamers movements, potentially giving away their position to the enemy.
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Character customization has become incredibly popular throughout the gaming community. DICE took a good hard look at Battlefield V and invested in the trend. Gamers can now customize their soldiers head to toe. Face paint, facial features, hair, pants, upper torso, and accessories are all in play. This new mechanic will give players a chance to truly make their soldier their own. Female soldiers can also be found around the battlefield. DICE announced they are always willing to sacrifice historical accuracy for fun and having the option to choose and customize their character to their liking always makes a game more enjoyable.
There are so many impressive improvements and changes coming to Battlefield V. The Gigamax crew are all huge fans of the series and cannot wait to get their hands on DICE’s next game. The new WWII is expected to release on October 19, 2018, but if this seems like an unbearable weight, there’s always some Battlefield 1 gameplay below.
News broke early this year that Electronic Arts will release the new Battlefield in fall. At that time there were details available but fans speculated that it could be a new Battlefield: Bad Company. Unfortunately for those looking forward to a new Bad Company, reports came in from GamesBeat that the next game will be called Battlefield V.
Known as Battlefield 2 internally, it changed names before word reached the public. The report from GamesBeat also made it clear that this would not be a remaster of the 2005 Battlefield 2. It insists the upcoming entry will be an entirely new game set during WWII. EA is expected to make the official announcement soon. The new title will be playable at EA Play in June and as for now, is still slated for release in the fall of 2018.
Back To World War II
Battlefield V will be set in World War II, much like the most recent Call of Duty: WWII. Many were happy that CoD took the jump back in time to the 1940’s but it’s yet to be seen if audiences will be as excited for Battlefield V’s visit to second world war.
EA proved that the gaming community was ready for a change with the success of Battlefield I. No previous Battlefield game ever went back to World War One and it ended up being an extremely good move for the company. Selling faster than Battlefield 4 and it even reached over 25 million players as of December.
Apparently, there is still a heavy appetite for historically based first-person shooters. The market has been flooded in recent years by modern or future warfare. There was a rumor floating around that the developer, DICE, was working on a Vietnam War series but this was found to be false. The developer did say that they will remain open to fan feedback and may consider bringing the series back.
The next big update for Battlefield 1 is available now. Aptly named, In the Name of the Tsar, this DLC offers players an opportunity to take part in the Russian civil war. As per usual, the download includes new maps, a new mode, more weapons, vehicles, and a host of various bug fixes. Remember as of now, the update is only available to season pass holders. Without exclusive access, players will have to wait two weeks before they have a chance to play.
Galicia – An entrenched fight across a war-torn river valley.
Brusilov Keep – A small village high in the Carpathians braces for a Russian siege.
Albion – German ships invade the West Estonian Archipelago.
Tsaritsyn – Old and new Russia clash in the war-torn streets of Tsaritsyn.
Volga River – An epic tank battle along Volga River.
Maps for this update try to capture the severity and brutality of the Russian Civil War in the early 1900's. The locations range from blown apart tundras to cities in all out war barely being held together. Dice also made sure In the Name of the Tsar had big vehicle battles where No Man's Land is a death sentence for anyone outside of the metal behemoths.
Supply Drop is the newest way to experience Battlefield 1. Made to capture the impact planes had on resupplying across the WW1 battlefields. Players will have to rush for supplies that fall from the skies and defend the box until it's empty and the team that comes out with the most supplies is the victor.
Fans of the Operations game mode, which recreates battles from WW1 in a conquest style fight, will be happy to hear that two new battles will be available.
Brusilov Offensive – The Russian army deploys new tactics on the Eastern Front in 1916.
Red Tide – The Russian Red Army and White Guard clash in civil war during 1919.
Weapons and Vehicles
While Dice didn't detail all of the weapons and vehicles they provided a full list of the technology included in the update.
305/52 O Coastal Gun
Hussar Cavalry Unit
FA Automatic Rifle
General Liu Rifle
Parabellum MG 14/17
Perino Model 1908
Mosin Nagant M91
Vetterli Vitali M1870/87
Fixed issue where the wrong rank icon was displayed on the Kill Card for Rank 110.
Fixed issue where some weapons were not being fully customizable from the front end.
Replaced shortcuts on Home Screen with dynamic Battlepacks and Service Assignments widgets.
The name filter now trims empty filter texts in the Server Browser.
Game servers with custom configuration are now designated as CUSTOM in the Server Browser.
Fixed issue accessing Options menu after leaving the server queue.
Fixed an issue in the End of Round screen where all Class Rank icons were gold instead of the corresponding Gold, Silver, or Bronze Rank value.
Bombers should no longer take multiple damage pings from a single bullet.
Changes to stationary weapon repair and respawn - if not repaired for two minutes, the QF1 AA, FK96 Field Gun, and 305/52 O Coastal Gun will be restored to full health. Players can still use a repair tool to get them back into action faster.
Fixed issue where dismounting a horse while it was jumping would cause it to get stuck in the jump animation.
Fixed issue where it was possible to spawn with duplicate gadgets.
Maps and Modes
Fixed collision on staircase in Fort de Vaux to allow players to climb them while prone.
The Best Squad screen will now appear after an operation is completed.
Fixed issue where character models would appear blurry in the Best Squad screen.
Improved loading of the Customize Soldier screen on the main menu.
Fixed issue where the kill card would sometimes not show while spectating other players.
Other than a few other minor changes that is everything that is added with the In the Name of the Tsar expansion. This DLC gives the perfect excuse to hop back into the game and test out all the new equipment available. This is not the end of Battlefield's expansions though, two more are currently planned with no confirmed release date. Make sure to keep checking back with GigamaxGames.com for more information when it becomes available!
Following a leak from earlier last week, EA officially launched the trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II. In a surprising twist, the story will take place from the perspective of the Empire following the events of Return of the Jedi.
The trailer offers a look at various cinematics throughout the game and shows characters from various eras of the series. Some of these iconic heroes and villains include Rey, Yoda, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul and Luke. This is an attempt to correct one of the major criticisms of the last game, which was that battles only occurred in the original trilogy.
EA followed up the trailer with more details going over their plans for the game at last week's Star Wars Celebration. After the lackluster launch of the previous title, Electronic Arts has taken fan criticism and turned it into a completely new experience for the series that covers both single player and multiplayer.
The Story We All Deserved
The story follows the adventures of an Imperial that goes by the name Iden Versio, a female storm trooper in inferno squad, a special ops group for the empire. After watching the Death Star explode from the ground at the battle of Endor, she swears revenge on the rebels and seeks to keep the Emperor's war raging on. Inferno Squad is made up of an array of different troops like snipers, pilots and commandos capable of completing the toughest of assignments. Iden is a well rounded protagonist, able to switch between any of the roles. This means players will be able to experience all the facets of the game in the story.
EA hasn't forgotten multiplayer though, DICE is building the online component for the upcoming shooter and it's the biggest project they've ever tackled. Capturing moments from every era of Star Wars lore, Battlefront II is a celebration of the series 40th anniversary. DICE plans on making everyone feel like a hero this time around attempting to capture the hero's journey that is prevalent in the movies. From Storm Troopers to Jedi, everyone will have the chance to feel like they're making a difference.
New Systems Coming To Battlefront II
Heroes will now be offered with a new resource system that has yet to be detailed but will allow more people experience these powerful characters. Classes are also making their way back into the game from the old PS2/Xbox era games. These roles are officer, assault, heavy and specialist as well as droids like the Trade Federation's talkative battle droids. Of course everything will be themed for the era it represents, so players won't see an Imperial soldier on the battle of Kamino.
Space battles are also making a return to the game and ships are being treated like character classes. Upgrades can be unlocked through use of these iconic vehicles such as X-Wings, TIE Fighters, Boba Fett's Slave One, Han Solo's Millennium Falcon and Obi Wan's Jedi Star Fighter.
What We Still Don't Know
DICE and EA have yet to announce any multiplayer modes but the larger maps will have support for up to 40 players. Maps will include locations like Theed, Starkiller Base, Takodana, Hoth, Yavin, Tatooine, Endor and Kamino. While the trailer shows clips from within the game, no shots were shown from a first person perspective or of any actual game play so fans still have a lot to look forward to.
It seems as if the studios working on Battlefront II are trying to rectify all the issues people had with the previous entry. Where the first lacked content, the sequel seems to come packed with a wealth of experiences that seek to immerse players in the Star Wars universe. DICE also announced that their will be no season pass for the game and their DLC plan will be detailed shortly. Maybe the studio will learn from popular shooter, Overwatch and support the game through free updates and make money off of loot boxes. Whatever they decide to do, Gigamax Games will be covering all the news and updates regarding the game so don't forget to keep checking back!
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