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Check Out the Trailer for WWII-Set BATTLEFIELD V

Check Out the Trailer for WWII-Set BATTLEFIELD V

In a livestream on Wednesday, EA revealed their upcoming entry in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield V. Launching October 19th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, Battlefield V follows up on the success of 2016’s World War I-era Battlefield I with another take on World War II.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

The franchise began with WWII, so it makes sense for Battlefield to return to its roots after the shakeup that the World War I setting brought with it. However, EA promises that V won’t simply be a rehash of its ancestors, offering stories and gameplay unseen in any WWII shooter. That distinction will be necessary if V wants to differentiate itself from last year’s Call of Duty: WWII, which saw the rival series return to classic “boots on the ground” (as Activision was so fond of saying) gameplay. Returning to WWII seems like a risky move in a genre so saturated with the era, but V hopes to mitigate that risk. War Stories, Battlefield I‘s highly-praised single player vignettes, will return, placing players into situations normally unexplored, such as playing as a Norwegian resistance fighter.

Classic huge-scale Battlefield multiplayer will return, with minor but much needed updates. For one, players can now move artillery and fortifications, meaning that a misplaced AA gun won’t ruin your team’s ability to deal with enemy bombers. EA is also taking a cue from Fortnite by allowing all players to build forts and structures, regardless of player class.

What do you think about Battlefield V? Are you as confused by the naming conventions as we are? Let us know in the comments below.

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