The 'Battlefield 5' Trailer Has Dropped And It's Going To Be A Bloodbath
This year is shaping up to be one of the greats for gaming: we've seen God of War win over the critics and Fortnite: Battle Royale dominate social media, and with new iterations of Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption due by the end of the years, things are really coming together.
Now, you can add a new entry to the Battlefield saga to that list.
The trailer for Battlefield 5 dropped today and it revealed some big moves from the long-standing series.
Electronic Arts' flagship feature has been revealed to focus on 'the unseen locations' of World War Two, returning to the historical conflict for the first time in nearly a decade, since 2009's Battlefield 1943 (it may not surprise you to learn at this stage that Battlefield 5 is far from the fifth game in the series.
As for the trailer... well, it's pretty intense. The graphics are unreal, the pace is furious and the death count is certainly high.
In fact, seeing as everyone in the trailer seems to get killed off fairly swiftly, perhaps we can surmise that they're going to make the most historically accurate World War Two game ever, where it's less about shooting everyone you can and more about brave self-sacrifice and whether you're lucky enough to survive the horror?
Probably not, to be fair - historical accuracy, especially when talking about the deadliest war in human history, really isn't that much fun.
Anyway, it's a noted return to the heritage of the series, nodding to first entry Battlefield 1942, which came out all the way back in 2002.
Of course, even heritage games have to look forward, and the new features are always eagerly anticipated. Battlefield 5 will include the ability to create and repair fortifications, as well as more simple shoot-'em-up pleasures like firing while backpaddling or sliding down hills.
There are other moves that will excite players, especially those who criticised the series for wringing cash out of players. The Premium Pass is gone, so when you buy the game, you will get access to every part of it - no need to shell out more cash for new maps. The 'play to win' microtransactions are also ditched, so online multiplayer is gonna be, y'know, fair.
And with a new Call of Duty in the works that has completely dropped the single player mode, there's great news for Twitter grumps who said that they'd never buy COD again - at least you can all go play Battlefield 5 on your own.
Battlefield 5 will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from 19 October 2018.
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