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Everything you need to know about Battlefield V

Everything you need to know about Battlefield V

Like 2016's Battlefield 1 - which kicked off the historical shooter revival in a big way by being set during WW1 - the game will have a rich multiplayer focus, with a single-player campaign unfolding through "War Stories", an anthology of character-driven fictional stories from the war.

Naturally, that throwback includes bringing back classic Battlefield multiplayer modes like majority rule conquest, but there are tons of new features to drool over, too. More information about Grand Operations will be shared at E3 next month.

The highly anticipated video game, Battlefield V, has been announced and is planned for release on Microsoft's family of Xbox One consoles on October 19 this year. Ski down Norwegian mountains as you battle for control of nuclear weapon supply lines, join the frontline with the French colonial troops, or go behind enemy lines in North Africa with a band of misfits sent to create mayhem.

There is also a new co-operative mode called Combined Arms coming to Battlefield V, which allows up to four players to tackle a wide variety of missions together online. As DICE emphasized throughout the event, they want to take us on a "journey" through various "themed chapters" and "key moments" of World War II - all of us, together.

The Tides of War is also a big addition.

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For those of you interested in watching the entire live stream, you can do so below. It is however expected the game will run both DirectX 11 and 12, much like the current version.

Overall, I have to admit I was a little disappointed in DICE's Battlefield 5 reveal. It just wasn't an exciting event. It was explained that you may never actually even see this final day in Grand Operations depending on how the teams fared earlier, but if you do it will really make for a dramatic experience. While visually impressive, the trailer was a mix of CGI and heavily scripted gameplay.

It certainly looks like the massive outrage about the monetisation schemes in Star Wars: Battlefront II have sufficiently spooked publisher EA and developer DICE. Luckily, there was a ton of that in the first official reveal trailer, which showed snippets of the co-op play, the new movements and effects, as well as some of the insane destruction and mayhem players can expect.

Which means that it is safe to pre-order Battlefield V and enjoy the bonuses that come with it.