A brand new trailer for Battlefield V has just been released, building off the over-the-top cinematic tease of the Battlefield V reveal trailer and multiplayer trailer. The latter of which focused on the game's Arctic Fjord map set on Norway - the only map that's been playable during the game's Closed Alpha sessions and at E3 2018. This is the official Gamescom trailer - and the third so far for the game - and is titled "Devastation of Rotterdam," based on the Netherlands-set map.
Finally, some greenery!
DICE's new World War II shooter is currently in its second closed alpha period where the developer is testing some changes and improvements to matchmaking and gameplay based on feedback from their first closed alpha. We've been playing along with both and shared our Battlefield V impressions yesterday.
In short, we love what's there but frequently encountered server disconnects and matchmaking issues which bring back harsh memories of the earliest days of Battlefield 3 and 4 which had similar issues on their full retail launches. It makes us wonder how the Battlefield V open beta sessions in September will handle the player counts. We expect a new map and mode to be available for the beta session which is timed with Germany's Gamescom event (think Europe's E3).
This Gamescom BFV teaser is a short one and ends with a sizzle reel highlighting vehicles combat and other maps, including a desert setting. The urban environment at the beginning though, with the river running through the middle offers an entirely different experience than what we've been playing so far - especially when it comes to destructible environments. It's rather insane to consider that the effects and animations displayed during the trailer's sequence are actually in-game. We know because we've experienced it first hand.
Update: The cliffhanger at the end however is the big question mark of the trailer. Is this our first look at Battlefield V's battle royale mode? More on that here.
- Battlefield V (2018 Video Game) release date: Nov 20, 2018