Earlier this week, we reported that Battlefield 5 was due one more update and that Chapter 6 would be the last seasonal chapter. At the time, it was believed that Battlefield six was at least a couple of years out, with EA’s original time frame being EA’s fiscal 2022 or April 2021 to March 2022, with early 2022 being more likely. Now, a new report suggests that EA has shortened that release window considerably, with a new Battlefield, whatever it will be called, coming in 2021.
Now that Battlefield V and Star Wars Battlefront II are coming to an end, EA DICE is apparently about to shift its focus to the next Battlefield. This news comes directly from a statement made by EA via VGC:
“The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games. While the studio's vision for Star Wars Battlefront II is now complete with this week's The Battle on Scarif Update, the servers,...
Battlefield 5 just entered Chapter 6 shortly after the turn of the decade, and while it brought a lot of new content and took us into the jungle, we’re sad to report that it will also be the last chapter of BF5.
In a recent post on the official Battlefield 5 website, Senior Producer, Ryan McArthur confirmed that DICE has absolutely zero plans to create any further seasonal chapters. This chapter’s expansion of battles, combatants, and even Wake Island isn’t the last of the content coming to the game before it’s put into retirement. A new update that’s planned for June promises “new content, weapons, and game tweaks,” among (hopefully) other things.
There will be no new chapter but there will be a standalone update this summer with new content, weapons, and game tweaks.— Battlefield V (@Battlefield) April 23, 2020
Along with the official announcement comes an image of a new map that’s codenamed Libya. It hints at a return to...
The sixth Tides of War chapter will take us straight into
the jungle and we just got our first taste in the official trailer you see
above. As far as we can tell, Chapter 6 will represent a major departure from
the Pacific Islands of last chapter. Whether or not it will be earmarked as a
favorite like Wake Island and its flame throwers were remains to be seen, but
it looks pretty damn good from the onset.
Solomon Islands, a place that DICE seems to think will work
especially well in Breakthrough mode . We’ll make a beach landing and fight our
way onto the island and, eventually, into the jungle. The map will also be
available for Conquest, Squad Conquest, and Team Deathmatch as well. According
to DICE, fights on the Solomon Islands will be “claustrophobic and tense,” but
in a jungle setting you really wouldn’t want it any other way.
Along with the new battlefield, we’ll get new unlockable
weapons and cosmetics, including the Type 11 LMG, M2 Carbine, a new bazooka,
The next big update coming to Battlefield V, aka Chapter 6,
is expected sometime in the next few months, and now DICE has started teasing
In Twitter post, DICE has released a single image of a jungle setting with the watermark “Chapter 6: Into the Jungle” in the corner. There’s nothing more to go by at this point, outside of the included YouTube video link for the official trailer that’s scheduled to go live on January 28 at 9AM ET or 6AM PT. Right now, the thumbnail shows a woman with camo face paint, but when it goes live we’ll certainly learn more as DICE is promising the trailer will feature “gameplay and a Full feature breakdown.”
Battlefield V – Into the JunglePremieres tomorrow, January 28https://t.co/EP4y7lDrtJ pic.twitter.com/Ry2LRZnEhw— Battlefield V (@Battlefield) 27 January 2020
As far as an official release date, we’re hoping to learn
that tomorrow when the official trailer launches, but we’ll have to wait and
see what happens. This is the...
Experience the reimagination of Battlefield’s most iconic map, Wake Island - a free update for all Battlefield V players available December 12. *Buy the Year 2 Edition, the best way to join Battlefield 5: http://x.ea.com/61811 Deploy on this horseshoe-shaped classic where American and Japanese forces fight for control over land, air, and sea. Get up-close, attack straight on, or flank the enemy using amphibious vehicles. Whether you're invading or defending, the open sandbox design offers multiple approaches to any situation. Welcome back to the battlefield that started it all. Welcome back to Wake Island.
Since Battlefield 3 was released, new games have come on a
pretty regular schedule, averaging 2-3 years apart. We had Battlefield 3 in
2011, Battlefield 4 in 2013, Battlefield Hardline in 2015, Battlefield 1 in
2016, and Battlefield 5 just last year in 2018. With that in mind, it shouldn’t
be that surprising that we won’t see the next Battlefield game until mid-2021,
even if the wait is a little longer than normal. This news comes from none
other than EA CEO Andrew Wilson during an investor’s call when he confirmed the
next Battlefield wouldn’t hit the market until EA’s 2022 fiscal year, and that
starts April 1, 2021.
The reasoning is behind this is skewed a bit, but part of it
has to do with the fact that EA isn’t done with Battlefield 5 quite yet. And,
Apex Legends is doing so well, that EA can afford to let Battlefield 5 linger
as there’s no rush to bring another follow-up right away. The third, and maybe
most important reason, is that EA wasn’t to...
If you miss the original entry in the Battlefield franchise,
Battlefield 1942 or even the more recent Battlefield 1943, then stand up and
salute because Chapter 5: War in the Pacific takes you back to Iwo Jima and Wake
Island once again.
When Battlefield Chapter 5: War in the Pacific launches on
October 31st, two of three new maps will be available: Iwo Jima and
Pacific Storm. Along with these two maps come two new, and obvious factions –
The U.S. and Japan. In keeping with the WW2 trend, you’ll also get access to weapons
like the M1 Garand and M1919A6 and new vehicles like the M4 Sherman tank and
F4U Corsair plane. There will be new, period-correct stationary weapons and new
gadgets – like the Katana and Flamethrower pickups. If you’re excited to play
Wake Island all over again, that will be available sometime in December.
New chapter rewards for Chapter 5 includes new soldier sets,
weapon skins, weapons, and melee...
Despite the fact that some people seem to love Duos in Battlefield 5’s Firestorm battle royale mode, DICE has determined that there is a lack of player interest and has decided to remove it, once again, from the game. It is said that Duos will return in the future, but it does happen, it'll only be available for a limited time. In other words, when it comes back, it’ll be temporary as it was intended to be when it launched last month as part of a weekend-only ordeal. That weekend-only ordeal was extended because players voiced their opinions and wanted more. However, DICE says that more players are interested in squad play and, thus, will remove the game mode for the foreseeable future.
DICE has yet to work out when Duos will come back in a limited
capacity, or in what form it will actually return. "Genuinely, it will
return," a DICE community manager said on Reddit. "Whether we
do that on certain weekends every month, or for a week to celebrate...
Up until now, if you were playing Firestorm, you probably
didn’t want to ride in a vehicle because if it dies, you die. Well, Electronic
Arts has mitigated that situation with its latest update by eliminating “permanent
vehicle death.” In addition to this, EA has increased the personal Armor Plate
limit from three to five, and the heath of downed players has been increased
from 200 to 300. EA believes that these changes will encourage players to mix
things up mid-match and use vehicles more often as the company previously
expected. Finally, the game mode has been adapted to encourage players to jump
into the fight with better experience rewards similar to that from more
lucrative game modes. The V for Victory game mode notification is now “more
special” whatever that means.
"So far in Battlefield 5, vehicle death = total death.
In Firestorm that’s discouraged you from making use of Transport and Combat
vehicles as often as we’d expect, as once the vehicle’s gone, so are you,"
developer DICE explained. "In this update, you’ll find that your body is
It’s only been a couple of days since DICE initiated its
most recent and very significant patch for Battlefield 5. The most important
aspect of the update was all of the
technical issues that were fixed. Beyond that, however, DICE also took care of some
gameplay balancing issues and added some new content as well. That isn’t all
that we got, though, as known Battlefield 5 data miner, temporyal, came across something quite
interesting – French soldier skins.
The French solder skins were found within the updated game
files installed as part of the April patch. Of course, there’s no guarantee that
they’ll actually make it into the game at this point, so don’t set your hopes too high. That said, they are already inside
the game files, so they are either planned for release or were planned to be
released at some point in time. This could be reparation for the next DLC pack,
or it could just be wishful thinking – we’ll
just have to wait and see.
In other news, Battlefield Currency is...