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Battlefield 5 update adds RTX ray tracing just in time for launch

Battlefield 5 update adds RTX ray tracing just in time for launch

The full release of Battlefield 5 is nearly here, though some people already have access to the game (or will have access soon). For those folks playing right now, DICE has pushed a new update that makes a number of bug fixes. The patch isn't only bug fixes though, as it adds a big feature for those who shelled out the cash for one of NVIDIA's latest graphics cards.

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Battlefield 5 battle royale mode won’t be here at launch

Battlefield 5 battle royale mode won’t be here at launch

To the surprise of no one at all, the gaming industry's major FPS franchises are getting in on the battle royale frenzy this year. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched with a battle royale mode, Blackout, in place of the franchise's traditional single player mode. Battlefield is also due to get a battle royale mode called Firestorm, but today, we're receiving some bad news about when that mode will launch.

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Battlefield 5 Battle Royale detailed (while we wait)

Battlefield 5 Battle Royale detailed (while we wait)

Battlefield V (or 5, whatever you want) FIRESTORM was revealed today by EA and Origin. Firestorm is the Battle Royale of Battlefield 5, bringing a wild new approach to the game mode that's become wildly popular over the past year. Starting in at around the 1-minute mark here in the newest trailer for the impending launch of the game.

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Battlefield 5 open beta release date is right around the corner

Battlefield 5 open beta release date is right around the corner

The press conference NVIDIA held at Gamescom today was pretty much all about the company's new 20 series graphics cards, but in between talks of neural networking and ray tracing, there was a surprise announcement. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang took a quick moment to tell us when Battlefield 5's open beta will launch. It was one of those blink-and-you-miss-it moments, but it still gave us the details we want to know.

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Battlefield 5 Gamescom trailer is packed with action, teases battle royale

Battlefield 5 Gamescom trailer is packed with action, teases battle royale

With Gamescom right around the corner, EA and DICE have delivered a new trailer for Battlefield V. This new trailer centers around the "Devastation of Rotterdam," and is action packed pretty much from start to end. If you were looking for some explosions to start your Thursday, you've come to the right place.

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EA clarifies that Battlefield 5’s multiplayer modes will be playable at launch

EA clarifies that Battlefield 5’s multiplayer modes will be playable at launch

Publisher EA revealed some big information this week on the upcoming Battlefield 5, and at first it didn't all sound like good news. A new blog post on the status of the game's development stated that the flagship multiplayer mode, dubbed Grand Operations, wouldn't be available on launch day. Fortunately for fans of the WWII-themed shooter, this detail turned out to be incorrect; unfortunately it wasn't clarified until after the news was widely reported.

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Battlefield V closed alpha begins tomorrow on PC: What you need to know

Battlefield V closed alpha begins tomorrow on PC: What you need to know

Battlefield V won't be out for several months yet, but some lucky Battlefield veterans are going to get the chance to check it out early. EA and DICE have announced a closed alpha test for Battlefield V, offering up a work-in-progress look at some of the game's multiplayer modes. EA detailed the closed alpha today, explaining topics like who is eligible for to participate, when it will kick off, and what kind of PC you'll need to run it.

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EA gives Battlefield 5 women backlash a blunt ultimatum

EA gives Battlefield 5 women backlash a blunt ultimatum

Vocal gamers who aren't happy with women being included in Battlefield V have an easy solution, EA's chief design officer has said, but they might not like it even more. Electronic Arts showed off the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise back in late May, and the controversy around its decision to include women on the battlefield has persisted all the way to E3 2018 this week.

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Battlefield V announced, official reveal coming next week

Battlefield V announced, official reveal coming next week

As Battlefield 1 is turning two later this year, many people have been expecting the reveal of a new Battlefield game for late 2018. Rumors claiming that a new Battlefield game is in the works have popped up here and there in recent months, and now Electronic Arts has confirmed that one is on the way. We don't know much about the title just yet, but that air of mystery won't last for very long, as an official reveal is slated for next week.

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Battlefield 1 DLC They Shall Not Pass goes free for a short time

Battlefield 1 DLC They Shall Not Pass goes free for a short time

Though Battlefield 1 has been around for a little over a year-and-a-half now, it's still going strong. Most of Battlefield 1's regular players likely already have all of the DLC DICE has released, but if you recently bought the base game and have yet to dive into its extra content, then good news: Battlefield 1's first DLC pack has gone free for a short time on Xbox One and PC. Sorry, PS4 gamers, it looks like you're being left out of this particular promotion.

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Battlefront 2 in-game purchases are coming back: Here’s the lowdown

Battlefront 2 in-game purchases are coming back: Here’s the lowdown

Electronic Arts has revealed that microtransactions will soon be coming back to Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Of course, we knew this day was coming, as EA and DICE have stated their intention to bring in-game purchases back from the day they were removed, but now we have a date for their return. Fortunately, when they come back, they'll look a lot different than they did when the game first launched.

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Battlefield series reportedly returns to World War II this year

Battlefield series reportedly returns to World War II this year

Once upon a time, most military shooters used World War II as their preferred setting. This was true for both Battlefield and Call of Duty, but in recent years, we've seen both series move away from World War II as a backdrop. That all changed last year, when Activision took everyone by surprise in announcing Call of Duty: WWII, which went on to become the 2017's best-selling game.

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