Battlefield V trailer teases Battle Royale mode

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EA Dice has released a new Battlefield V trailer which gives a tantalising glimpse of the forthcoming WW2 shooter’s Battle Royale mode. 

EA describes the trailer (shown below) thus: “In the “Battlefield V – Official Gamescom Trailer – Devastation of Rotterdam,” fans get a fresh look into the untold and unseen side of World War 2. The trailer features thrilling, never before seen gameplay footage of the new Rotterdam map, which immerses players in a battle fought throughout the streets of Holland, where the Germans attempted to seize the Dutch city. Throughout the trailer, the game’s dynamic physicality and destruction is on full display. As the architecture crumbles and gives way, torn by the devastation of close quarters combat, truly no battle in Battlefield V will ever be the same.” 

You will have to watch it right to the end to get your first look at the game’s freshly added Battle Royale mode, which is seen very fleetingly, so it gives little away. But it does make it clear that Battlefield V will use a ring of fire as a device to restrict the map in the later stages of a Battle Royale round. 

The new Battlefield V trailer has been better received than the original reveal trailer (see below) which was on the receiving end of a backlash due, rather churlishly, to its inclusion of a female soldier with a prosthetic arm. That led to reports that pre-orders for Battlefield V have been lower than expected.

Battlefield V will be released on October 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For further info, keep an eye on the game’s website.

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