EA has revealed more details on Battlefield V's highly anticipated battle royale mode, Firestorm. Following the tidbits we learned from the game's latest trailer, the publisher has shared a blog post that provides further information on the mode and how it differs from other takes on the genre.
Unlike the main game, Firestorm isn't being developed by DICE, but by Criterion, the studio behind the Burnout series. True to its name, Firestorm drops players onto an expansive battlefield encircled by a ring of fire, which is continually closing in as the match progresses. As in other battle royale games, the objective is to scrounge for weapons and resources to defeat other players and be the last team remaining.
One notable area in which Firestorm differs from other battle royale games is its player count. Unlike PUBG and Fortnite, both of which pit 100 players against each other, Firestorm supports up to 64 players, who are divided up into teams of four. The mode also features destructible environments, as well as tanks and other transport vehicles that you can commandeer to battle other players.
Additionally, Firestorm will offer its own set of challenges to complete during matches known as Objectives. EA says these will function similar to those in Conquest mode. Objectives will be dispersed at some fixed and random locations, and completing them will, in turn, unlock better gear during the match to give you an advantage over other teams.
On top of that, EA revealed a new pre-order bonus for Battlefield V. Players who reserve the title ahead of its release will receive the Firestorm Ranger Set, which includes goggles, light battle fatigues, and the MKIII(S) Elite Combat Dagger. While the set is inspired by Firestorm, EA says it will be usable across the game. You can see other bonuses in our Battlefield V pre-order guide.
Battlefield V launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 20. The game was originally scheduled to release on October 19 but was recently delayed to further refine it before launch. Players will have a chance to try Battlefield V later this week. Its open beta kicks off on all platforms today, September 6.