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EA Shows off Battlefield V: Will Bring Battle Royale To WW II

'Battlefield V' hops on the battle royale bandwagon

Instead of asking players to pay extra to get new maps, every update is now free, and developer DICE is focusing on cosmetic items as a way to generate revenue from the game as an ongoing platform.

"Battlefield V" will have a battle royale multiplayer mode, publisher EA revealed today at their annual EA Play press conference. The idea to add a battle royale mode to Battlefield V came from conversations DICE developers were having about the game inside the studio as opposed to being a directive that EA handed down to the studio, he suggested.

Watch the new trailer above.

Today's press conference also reiterated the message of "no loot boxes, no premium passes" for the upcoming first person shooter. To kick off the annual presentation, EA showed gamers a new trailer for Battlefield V, which will bring players back into the trenches of World War II. For example, players will be able to move fences and air-turrets around on the field, and they can even dive and crash through windows like action stars. As everyone probably predicted, yes, it will be getting a battle royale mode as well. Don't expect to hide from tanks in buildings, because they can just smash through them now. The studio said it will have more on this subject later this year.

Previously, EA teased the presence of a battle royale mode in Battlefield V.

The latest installment of the franchise will drop on October 19 for PC, XBox One, and PlayStation 4.

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