In September last year, DICE and EA announced that Battlefield V would indeed have its own battle royale mode. Unfortunately a month later, they also announced that it wouldn’t be coming until 2019. Now, several months later, it looks like Firestorm is officially ready and will be out before the end of the month.
Almost four months after Battlefield V’s initial launch, Firestorm is arriving. The new battle royale mode will be introduced on the 25th of March across PC, Xbox and PS4. You can watch the announcement trailer below:
Firestorm will focus on the large-scale warfare Battlefield is known for, with access to weapons, healing items and even vehicles. Players will land on a large map, with a ring of fire slowly closing off the play area, forcing competitors to move around and face off against each other. This particular game mode was handled by the folks at Criterion, the same team behind Burnout.
Battlefield V wasn’t a huge success at launch sales-wise. Perhaps Firestorm will reignite interest, especially now that the game has some distance from Call of Duty’s Blackout mode.
KitGuru Says: Did many of you end up grabbing Battlefield V? Will you be returning for the Firestorm update? I must admit, the timing seems a bit odd considering Apex Legends is currently dominating the Battle Royale space.