Battlefield V might not have been the most-hyped title on the line-up for today's EA Play event in Los Angeles, held just ahead of E3 kicking off in earnest (omg, we're already all so tired). But EA's shooter, launched in November 2018, continues to evolve, and we now know about what's coming to the game in the next few weeks and months.
The game is moving into Chapter 4: Defying the Odds, and with this phase comes four new maps set in the Mediterranean (so you will, indeed, be fighting them on the beaches). The first is Al Sundan, due for release this month, and featuring space enough to engage in some decent vehicle combat. Then comes Marita in July, a map more focused on infantry battles, with tight streets designed for funneling your opponents into, well, death traps, basically. Fun!
Battlefield V - Al Sundan Map
The other two maps will be set on the Lofoten Islands and Provence, and will come out before we see the back of the summer - assuming it ever properly starts. Alongside these maps, for Chapter 4, comes a number of elite characters, new skins and a decent clutch of weapons to get your murderous kicks with. What's more, Rank 50 is over, friends - you'll be able to play all the way to Rank 500, now.
The Battlefield V slot on EA Play also revealed where the game's heading once it's done in the Med - and that's all the way to the Pacific Front of World War II. That means we should be playing with our pals at Iwo Jima before long, using amphibious vehicles to gain the upper hand. The game's devs want to capture the "invasion experience" with Chapter 5, so we'll see how that plays out, later in 2019.
And between seasons, one of Battlefield 3's most-loved maps, Operation Underground, will be added to Battlefield V. The M1 Garand rifle is coming, too. Which, I'm sure, will please a whole bunch of you.
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