Battlefield 5 teases Pacific theatre and a great deal of new maps • Eurogamer.internet
It was solely final week Battlefield 5 unveiled its stunning Mercury map – and whereas some gamers raised considerations in regards to the sluggish price of multiplayer map releases, it appears they needn’t have apprehensive, as DICE has simply proven off 4. On prime of that, we have additionally been given a quick glimpse of the Pacific theatre of battle for the primary time. Pack your baggage, we’re going globetrotting.
We already knew from DICE’s dwell service roadmap (Tides of Conflict) that new maps have been attributable to arrive throughout Chapter four: Defying the Odds, and the trailer offers an prolonged take a look at 4 of them. The primary known as Provence, set throughout the Axis occupation of France, and can present tight close-quarters carnage. Representing Norway are the Lofoten Islands – which, regardless of showing small and quaint, really host an explosives manufacturing facility for gamers to destroy. Within the large-scale maps division, DICE has confirmed off the Al Sundan map, an enormous 64-player location constructed for “traditional multiplayer motion” with “massive distances, vehicle-based teamplay and battles throughout all ranges”. It is based mostly on the single-player battle story Beneath No Flag and can transport gamers to the desert in North Africa. We have already seen a glimpse of the opposite 64-player map, Marita, by way of the Tides of Conflict idea artwork – however the trailer reveals a splendidly autumnal Greek winery in which you’ll, er, kill one another. Pink wine, anybody? And, final however not least, the tip of the trailer teases the Pacific theatre with a Japanese soldier being knocked out by (who I assume is) an American soldier. The Pacific theatre of battle has not but been launched to Battlefield 5, so this could present gamers with some thrilling new battles. Properly I suppose it could not be far more apparent.So, when’s all this arriving in-game? Chapter four kicks off on 27th June with the primary of the 2 massive 64-player maps, Al Sundan, with Marita to observe in July and the opposite two maps in August. The present description additionally guarantees two new elite skins, extra weapons, and Operation Underground: a map impressed by Battlefield three’s Operation Metro, and which can pit gamers towards one another in a wide range of city areas. That operation’s meant to tide gamers over to Chapter 5 this autumn, which judging by DICE’s roadmap is when the Pacific Theatre will probably be launched. Whereas this has actually given us an enormous quantity of Battlefield 5 data, it appears EA’s not carried out but, as there’s extra to return within the firm’s livestream presentation at E3 this Saturday – the schedule for which you could find over right here.