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Battlefield V reveal: What to know before buying this Game

So that new Battlefield V trailer, The long-standing shooter is officially returning to its roots, announcing a World War II setting with an explosive video that has already caused something. The trailer itself is bright, scripted, and a little on the absurd side; notable moments include soldiers being crushed by falling jeeps and a fantastic plane take-down involving a well timed shot at a falling grenade.
Battlefield V Official Reveal Trailer:

It’s all a bit much for the hardcore fans.Battlefield that we’ve grown used to over the past two years – the grass is radiantly lush, and the carnage, unusually flamboyant. A woman with a rudimentary prosthesis crawls alongside a soldier with warpaint on his face and a samurai sword on his back; tanks make mincemeat of two-storey buildings, a V2 bomb impacts the battlefield and causes carnage, and a crazed man tries to smother you with his bare hands. It’s no wonder the YouTube video is currently idling at 101,000 dislikes.

Of course, when you read the comment section, it plays out like a meeting of close-knit, like-minded individuals who are fuming that their game might not be 100% historically accurate. But let’s break the accusations down for a moment. Those who despair at the presence of anyone who isn’t white or male ought to consider that EA and DICE have expressed a desire to revisit the second world war from a more nuanced perspective. Conflicts that are rarely touched by the historical shooter will take the limelight, according to the official live-stream: we’ll be experiencing military campaign from North Africa to Norway, exploring the war from the viewpoint of those who were not necessarily directly involved in the landings at Normandy.

New to the Battlefield franchise is what they call “Attrition.” Players no longer regenerate to full health by default: the health bar is broken up into sections, meaning you’ll only regen to the nearest upper limit. If you want to heal all the way, you’ll need to approach a med kit or supply depot and physically interact with the object, commencing an animation and leaving you vulnerable. This applies to just about everything replenish-able in Battlefield V; gone are the days of passively resupplying whilst lying within touching distance of an ammo crate.

Players will be able to create their own company of soldiers, complete with supporting weaponry and vehicles; customisation is the name of the game here, which is something I reckon that crazy trailer is trying to get across. Multiplayer will also feature a new construction feature called “Fortifications,” allowing players to rebuild destroyed environmental objects using make-shift tools and materials. We’re not talking Fortnite, here, just sand-bag walls and scrap metal barricades. Oh, and on the topic of destruction: Battlefield V looks set to bring back Bad Company levels of destructible environments, with buildings suffering contextual damage based on the location and size of the impact.

Hopefully you get my point. Battlefield V is shaping up to be a phenomenally interactive shooter that’ll force the player to think tactically, take nothing for granted, and play the bloody objective. 

The game will see the return of a story mode in War Stories, and will also feature a co-op mode called “Combined Arms.” Of course, the talking point will be the Battlefield V multiplayer: continuing the trend toward large-scale, vehicle and infantry warfare, the game looks set to introduce a metric ton of new mechanics, gameplay features, and content, much of which harks back to previous Battlefield titles.

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