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​'Battlefield 5' Battle Royale Firestorm Takes Place On Series’ Largest-Ever Map

​'Battlefield 5' Battle Royale Firestorm Takes Place On Series’ Largest-Ever Map

Battlefield V's battle royale mode, Firestorm, is going to take place in the largest Battlefield map yet. Indeed, it's ten times the size of the largest map currently in Battlefield V.

Hamada is Battlefield V's biggest map right now. Set in an Arabic desert, it contains an entire mountain range to be fought over by aircraft and infantry (and any of the more nimble vehicles), and also contains a plateau area in which tanks can duke it out.

Halvøy, the map being built for Firestorm - a battle royale mode in which a circle of fire gradually shrinks, forcing players to share a smaller and smaller environment - takes place in a space (just to repeat ourselves, in case the emphasis was missed before) ten times the size of Hamada.

In a thread on the official Battlefield Twitter, DICE is sharing some details about Halvøy:

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Just as a point of comparison, this is Hamada:

Battlefield V's current largest map: Hamada
Battlefield V's current largest map: Hamada

This is Halvøy:

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The new map for Firestorm
The new map for Firestorm

And this is Hamada in Halvøy:

So, yeah, it's going to be a big map
So, yeah, it's going to be a big map

That... That is a big one. And we're excited to see how something of that scale works in a battle royale format, and how this mode injects fresh life into a Battlefield game that's definitely not had a fair time of it in terms of public reception, with its Metacritic user score only reaching a high of 2.8/10 on PC (console versions score lower). And we're sure that these low scores are posted for Very Legitimate Reasons. Obviously.

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Featured Image Credit: EA

Topics: video games, DICE, battlefield v, EA, gamingbible

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