As expected, EA’s E3 2018 briefing delivered some more news about Battlefield V, the much-anticipated World War II shooter from developer DICE. On top of teasing a battle royale mode for the game, EA shared a new multiplayer trailer that showcased a spectacular combat scene and large-scale destruction.
The trailer started with paratroopers jumping out of a plane onto a large-scale map set in Norway where aircraft, tanks, and ground troops were all engaged in a snow-covered town. The Aurora Borealis was clearly visible in the sky with huge mountains out in the distance. New features like the destruction model for buildings, anti-air guns attached to the back of tanks, and reverse prone movement were showcased.
We also had a sneak peak at War Stories, the single-player campaign where you play through different vignettes of the larger conflict. The Nordlys campaign was teased with two female characters under duress, with one saying, “Not a single drop. I love you.” One is then tossed into the water as enemy soldiers approach. More details are expected to come during Microsoft’s Xbox showcase tomorrow, June 10.
There’s still little that we know about the aforementioned battle royale mode, but EA said it will offer teamplay, vehicles, and destruction for an experience the developer claims you haven’t gotten in Battlefield or any other game before. Additional details about Battlefield V’s battle royale mode will be announced sometime later this year.
If you’re attending EA Play this weekend in Hollywood, you can go hands-on with Battlefield V and some of the publisher’s other upcoming games.
Battlefield V releases on October 19 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, although there will be several ways to try the game early. For more news, including the latest updates on the game from E3, follow GameSpot’s full coverage of Battlefield V.