Here’s Our First Look At Battlefield V, Which Goes Back To WWII

Here’s Our First Look At Battlefield V, Which Goes Back To WWII

Battlefield is going back to World War II, developer DICE said during a livestream today, promising that the newly announced Battlefield V will tell “real stories about men and women who changed history” over the course of the second World War.

Battlefield V will be out October 19 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Like 2016’s Battlefield 1, Battlefield V‘s single-player campaign will unfold through an anthology of War Stories, each telling a different tale from World War II.

Co-op is returning to the first-person shooter series, along with a new multiplayer mode called Grand Operations.

There won’t be any sort of “premium pass” or season pass in Battlefield V. You won’t have to pay for maps or modes, nor will you be able to buy anything that affects gameplay – as we reported earlier this year, DICE is being cautious after the outrage over last year’s Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Shortly after the reveal, EA confirmed to Kotaku that the game will not have any form of randomised loot boxes. Previously, a report had suggested that the next Battlefield would have cosmetic-only loot boxes, but at the time, sources told Kotaku that report was premature and that decisions had not yet been made.

“I can confirm that there are no loot boxes,” an EA rep said in an email.

Here’s the reveal trailer:

DICE says it will show off the multiplayer on June 9 during EA’s E3 press conference at EA Play in Los Angeles.


  • EA said they had learnt from the original Battlefront when they sold the sequel and it was worse. I will hold off on any of their games until I know its not a cashgrab

  • Sergeant Lady Clawhand has always been my favourite hero of World War 2.

  • Nothing can be as bad as Battlefield 4…. can it? Serious question.

    • Yes, BF1… Was absolutely horrid, the beta turned me off so hard I never looked back, and BF4 has a higher average player count than it does.

  • I gotta say, that trailer is pretty awesome. Won’t be getting this but I do enjoy the big budget trailers.

  • Action packed trailer! but, in my opinion, not nearly as good as the Battlefield 1 trailer was! I am not that excited about this one for some reason…

  • No season pass?

    But Im guessing microtransactions for skins which Im ok with…


  • So…bad company 2 skinned for WWII and with funny British accents. I guess after BF1 they needed some slapstick in place of the serious faces.

    Bloody hell I loved Bad Company though.

  • Looks good, have already seen the “muh immersion” argument coming out, which I don’t understand in a BF title.

    Hopefully it feels more like Bf3 rather than Bf1 in terms of content.

    • Yeah I reckon the character design is awesome from what they’ve shown. I am 100% on board with a British Basterds style troupe wearing bright jackets and styling on their enemies.

  • As long as it doesn’t cost $150+ for the “whole” game I might pick it up.

    I need something pretty to go with the next gen GeForce I plan to buy after all… assuming they even come out this year.

  • Woah that’s some ADD stuff right there, how much caffeine do kids drink these days to be able to play this mess?

    It looks like 1000 people with different opinions put this together.

  • Another Battlefield announced, another year of disappointment as it’s not a sequel to 2142

    • Me too, however after COD has been bagged in recent years for going to Sci-Fi we’re not going to see that for a while.

      Titanfall 2 is a pretty good substitute though.

  • “I can confirm that there are no loot boxes,” an EA rep said in an email.“But what it will have have is a shop back at the base where you can trade in tokens earned for heroism during battle to gain access to the shop’s ‘Special items’ section. This will provide a randomised selection of gear and clothing not normally found in the main shop and provides a new selection each time you trade in tokens. Tokens will be able to be earned via normal gameplay or by purchasing packs using the in game real money store. See, no boxes!”

    • “Let me assure you that this is not one of those shady pyramid schemes you’ve been hearing about. No sir. Our model is the trapezoid”…

  • No Season Pass, Premium Pass or Loot Boxes… I’d like to be happy, but this is EA. There HAS to be something, somewhere, that will be needed in order for us to dump a truckload of extra cash into the game. This isn’t the 1990s where you actually got a whole game for a retail price.

  • No gameplay, don’t care.

    It’s just a manipulative inaccurate video intended to withdraw gamers money sooner than deserved.

    • Agreed, this shows us nothing of what the experience will be. This kind of marketing for a video game seems pointless to me, hopefully people are smart enough to see through this.

      If history is anything to go by, better off waiting 12 months after release to get the full, working product.

    • and? advertising only works on suckers who fall for it. At no point does it say ‘gameplay trailer’ or claiming to be anything beyond revealing the game, so therefore it cant be ‘inaccurate’

    • Did u watch the full trailer? It goes from that one take cutscene straight in to gameplay. It probably is heavily manufactured and on rails for the most part but hopefully that is the opening of one of the missions.

  • I so far know 1 thing I need to know about BF5, it has no lootboxes (so far, and that doesn’t mean it won’t be there in some other form) – what I really need to know, and just about the only thing that will make me pay more than $10 for this, is this:

    Can we mod? This series popularity was entirely built on the back of it’s modding community, the moment they took mods away the series started slowly descending downhill, with every release being as bad if not worse than the last.

  • They should just say ‘Alternate WW2’ and go nuts with the weird stuff. Instead we get these weird stories with diversity (which is great!) that doesn’t really reflect the history of the situation.

    I dunno. It sits weird with me that they go on about ‘authenticity’ but then also want to go so far from history.

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