Battlefield 5 revealed, has World War 2 setting and female characters

The new Battlefield game, one of the biggest video game releases of the year, was finally revealed by Electronic Arts and DICE at an event this Wednesday, hosted by none other than comedian Trevor Noah.

Some of the facts gamers got to know about this upcoming entry in the Battlefield series sure are interesting, such as the fact the game will not be having a premium pass, and that all the maps released for it will be available to all players, surely a welcome move by Swedish developer DICE.

Of course, the biggest highlight of this new Battlefield game is its setting. This is because Battlefield V will be following in the footsteps of Call of Duty: WWII and will take place during the Second World War like last year’s Call of Duty.

DICE also put out a trailer showcasing the game’s action (see below). This shows Battlefield V’s take on World War II might be different to Call of Duty’s, as the colourful and over the top characters (there’s a lady with a mechanical arm in there too), make this look like an “alternate history” WWII setting a la Wolfenstein instead of the serious, historically accurate stuff seen in 2016’s Battlefield 1.

It’s great, though, that the game will feature female soldiers, even if some will see this as pandering to the SJW crowd. But this sort of inclusion is always welcome, much in the same way Activision was brave with Call of Duty: WWII by featuring black and female combatants even on the axis side in multiplayer.

Also, DICE seems keen to highlight the fact that the game will not include any “pay to win” microtransactions (which made their earlier game Star Wars Battlefront II controversial last year), even if this is not a selling point not matter how you look at it…

Here’s hoping though, that DICE can get this game right, and that Battlefield V ends up being a worthy alternative to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 when it hits shelves this fall.

Note: Battlefield V will be released on October 19, 2018. Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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