Trying to cash in on the “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” craze, both of this year’s military multiplayer shooter titles “Call of Duty: Black Ops IV” and “Battlefield V” have included a Battle Royale mode.
‘Duty’ released two weeks ago with that mode, titled ‘Blackout’, at launch and it quickly became the most acclaimed part of the game. “Battlefield V” launches next month but today comes word that it’s BR mode, titled ‘Firestorm’, won’t be available at launch.
Cinema Blend reports that in order to keep interest going in the game, EA and DICE have come up with ‘Tides of War’ – three waves of post-launch content releasing between December and March next year.
The first wave, ‘Overture’, launches in early December with the single player campaign pack “War Stories: The Last Tiger”. The second, ‘Lightning Strikes’, unrolls across January and February and adds two game modes to the base game and the co-op challenge ‘Combined Arms’. It’s not until March with the third wave ‘Trial By Fire’ which sees Battle Royale arrive with ‘Firestorm’, along with a new ‘Greece’ map.
This has led to the obvious question, how much will actually be available in the game at launch? We’ll find out when “Battlefield V” hits PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 20th.