EA has unveiled Battlefield 5 and many of the details fans want to know. A debut trailer gives players their first look at the game, which is set during World War II and its “unseen locations.” The game will be arriving on October 19, around the same time Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be launched. The company has also confirmed that it is ditching the premium pass.
Battlefield 5 was revealed by EA DICE during an event this afternoon. The company explains that in an effort to avoid fragmentation, the game won’t include a premium pass, instead ensuring all users have access to the same content. This means players won’t, for example, have to deal with their friends lacking certain maps.
The company explains that Battlefield 5 will be set in the lesser known regions during the second World War, including Rotterdam. Unlike certain past titles in the series, this will be the first Battlefield game that is fully set in World War 2.
Players are set to get access to a slew of new features and changes, including a Company of customizable characters, the ability to lie on one’s back, additional game modes, support for destroying the environment, and more. We see some hints of these things in the first trailer:
Battlefield 5 will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. EA Access and Origin members will get access on October 11, a week ahead of the October 19th launch date. As well, Deluxe buyers will get early access on October 16. The complete live game reveal can be viewed via the video below: