Battlefield 5 release date, trailers and news


After the huge success of Battlefield 1 in 2016 and a break in 2017, the Battlefield franchise will return in 2018 with a brand-new game called Battlefield V (or Battlefield 5 if you’re not into the roman numerals style). This time players will go back to WW2 with a range of single-player and multiplayer missions that will take them through the war and immerse them in the time.  

Battlefield V will be out on October 19 2018 – just one week after Call of Duty Black Ops IIII hits stands. While the two have always gone head-to-head in sales and often comb the same fertile battlegrounds for inspiration, the two could not be further apart this time around – Battlefield V will take on WWII while Black Ops will press on with its near-future take on high-tech warfare.

That means, if you’re after classic military conflict with biplanes, mortar shells and good ol’ boots on the ground gameplay, Battlefield V is the only place to get it.

Update: EA has officially named Battlefield 5’s 64-player battle royale mode: Firestorm. That being said, because Battlefield’s unique twist on the genre has always been the inclusion of squads, Firestorm will instead put 16 teams of four against each other, instead of the traditional every-man-for-himself gameplay of PUBG. You can check out the trailer for yourself below, starting at the one-minute mark.