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alf_ppp
Tue Mar 01 2016, 06:52pm

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Battlefield 5 may go back in time to WW1
And could be due in October

Here's an interesting tidbit from the weekend - it looks like a listing from a German retailer has revealed some interesting secrets about the next Battlefield game.

It's a pretty sure bet a Battlefield game of some kind was going to drop this year. EA, like many companies with a big tentpole franchise, now depends on yearly releases - for better or worse. Last year was the at best cordially receieved Battlefield: Hardline, and before that Battlefield 4.

This listed, found on twitter, points to a game called Battlefield 5, with this 'description: Mehrspieler Taktik Shooter im 1. Weltkrieg'. This translates as 'Multiplayer tactical shooter in WW1'.

And the game's got a release date of October 26, which certainly fits the historical release window.

But what would this game look like - just drab muddy trunches? Not necessarily.

There was nearly a year of war before stalemate reduced the Western Front to the brutality of trench warfare. Up until then, it was very much a war of maneuver, though fought using outmoded tactics. Nonetheless, we could see a range of maps, representing fortress strongpoints, French villages, crowded forests, and contested river-crossings.

Of course, you'd expect some trench maps, but to break these up you could from all-out rushes across no-man's land, to more intimate trench raids looking to gather prisoners for interrogation.

Vehicles are little harder, but they're there, from the early marks of Male and Female tanks of the British, the little Renault tanks of the French, and the monstrous - but very rare - German A7V (pictured above, from its home in... Queensland!), as well as various armoured cars. You could even introduce cavalry combat, and motorcycles were used heavily by dispatch riders and scouts.

In fact, the more I think about it... the more I like the idea. LET'S BIFF THE BOSCH!

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alf_ppp
Fri Apr 29 2016, 10:51pm

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BF5 Eastern Front ?

A reddit post has revealed some huge details regarding EA’s plan for the Next Battlefield game. Two images regarding EA’s upcoming event called EA Play, which will take place during the same week as E3 2016, has leaked online, and one of them features the name of the next Battlefield game.


Titled Battlefield 5: Eastern Front, the game will see you team up with European allies in order to push back the Russians from Eastern Europe and halt their invasion attempts. You’ll be travelling to several major European cities such as Kiev, Minsk and Vilnius.
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This is interesting if true. But if it's WW2 why are we fighting the Russians. It's more like a post WW2 or cold war era setting I imagine. Was hoping for a pure WW2 or 2142 game though. We will have to wait and see if EA confirms this.


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alf_ppp
Sun May 01 2016, 12:14am

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It looks as if Battlefield 5 is going to get its world premiere next week. Supposed invites for the live bash have been sent out to some attendees, promising the exclusive unveiling of the next Battlefield title.

The World Premiere takes place on May 6th, with the actual game’s unveiling taking place at 19:00 BST (20:00 CET), before a livestream event takes place immediately afterwards.


“The future of Battlefield is coming, and you’re invited to the World Premiere” reads the invite. “On May 6th, join us as we unveil the next milestone in the Battlefield franchise.”

Obviously this leak should be taken with a grain of salt. There’s no time specified in the invite which sets off a few alarm bells, but it is in roughly the same time period as Star Wars Battlefront was officially revealed last year.

EA likes to get its big reveals out of the way ahead of E3 before taking deeper dives in its live conferences. That, combined with an expect Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare reveal soon, points towards an imminent Battlefield 5 unveiling.

It’s still yet to be confirmed whether this is going to be a numbered sequel or not, but it is being developed in-house at DICE. Numerous rumours have pointed to the this game straying from the modern warfare of the last three outings, with both World War One and a return to WWII mooted.

UPDATE: This has now been confirmed

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alf_ppp
Fri May 06 2016, 09:28pm

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The next Battlefield game debuted Friday via a live broadcast on YouTube by DICE and Electronic Arts. However, it is not Battlefield 5 as was expected. Battlefield 1 is somewhat confusingly the next game in the series for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. More importantly, it is taking the series in a different direction by going back to World War I with a campaign told from several different perspectives.

Battlefield 1 will hit consoles and the PC on October 18, 2016. The future of the franchise is now in the past in direct contrast to the future settings now favored by the Call of Duty series. The announcement took some time to get off the ground as executives from DICE finally debuted the trailer with some surprising action from World War I.


“The game will deliver a fresh experience full of what makes Battlefield great, with a multiplayer sandbox, immersion, epic scale, authenticity, team play and an ever-changing world full of unexpected Battlefield moments,” DICE Senior Producer Aleksander Grøndal said in a press release. “We’re inviting players on an epic journey across a war-torn world, taking them to the Great War and providing something both varied and unique in Battlefield 1.”



The game is being described providing the experience of the dawn of “All-Out-War.” The early 19th century setting provides what DICE calls “divergent” warfare the old world met new to take the turn from using cavalry and soldiers to mechanized vehicles including tanks and airplanes and deadlier weapons, such as machine guns and flamethrowers. Footage from the trailer even shows the use of chemical warfare.

There will also be an emphasis on close-up combat. Melee weapons such as swords, maces, and more will be available along with swords and bayonets. Each melee weapon will have its own properties and uses to provide a “brutal experience.”

Vehicles will naturally be included in Battlefield 1. Players will be able to control everything from horses to tanks to planes to even battleships. There will be different types of each vehicle as well that have their own properties and special quirks. For example, tanks are divided between light, medium, and large tanks with the latter being able to carry an entire squad of players.



The campaign will take players to different locations that played key roles during World War I. This will be done by having players jump into several different characters around the world. This includes the Western front and Alps in Europe to the sands of Saudia Arabia. Players will also get to see through the eyes of the Harlem Hellfighters, an all-black U.S. Army regiment that fought with distinction during the Great War.

Multiplayer will play a major role in Battlefield 1 as in past games in the series. 64-players will be supported once again with a focus on squad gameplay. DICE is listening to

More details on Battlefield 1 will be revealed in June during the EA Play event taking place in lieu of Electronic Arts attending E3. An open beta will also be available to try out for those that visit the game’s website and sign-up to be a “Battlefield Insider.”




Battlefield 1 will encourage fans to pre-order with the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition. This grants access to the game on Tuesday, October 18 plus comes with the Harlem Hellfighter Pack, Red Baron Pack, and the Lawrence of Arabia Pack, both of which include themed weapons, vehicles, and items. It also includes five Battlepacks containing different items.

Here is what the Harlem Hellfighter Pack includes per a press release from Electronic Arts:
Hellfighter Trench Shotgun – Combat battered shotgun, etched with the Hellfighter insignia and “Men of Bronze” on the receiver and the unit number 369th on the barrel along with the carving “Go Forward or Die France 1918” on the wooden stock
Hellfighter M1911 – Reliable and timeless sidearm still used in action today affectionately called “old slabsides”, etched with the Hellfighter insignia on the breech and “Men of Bronze” on the muzzle.
Hellfighter Bolo Knife – Fearsome blade etched with the Hellfighter regiment number 369ththat makes your enemy feel homesick at first sight.
Hellfighter Insignia – Wear this emblem to show your belonging to the elite Hellfighter unit and-in-still fear on the Battlefield.

Those that do not pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition will have to wait until Friday, October 21 to get their hands on Battlefield 1.

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atomicali
Sun May 15 2016, 04:28am
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All probably spoilt by the buy your way to the top crap.
"The game will feature micro-transactions as well as paid maps and other large scale content."
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alf_ppp
Wed Jul 18 2018, 12:26am

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looks like an open beta coming going on the following post:

After the recent Closed Alpha for Battlefield 5, DICE has confirmed that the Open Beta is scheduled to take place in the early parts of September. Which would be about a month before the game releases October 11 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. And as per a new post by the team, there will be changes made to the game prior to the beta based on the Closed Alpha.

With the new Revive-anyone ability getting an update to make it a lot faster and less clunky. Prior to the Closed Alpha perhaps DICE was playing it too safe by making non-Medic revives super slow and slightly delayed. Changes will also be made to weapon and gun balancing and ammunition availability.

With DICE noting, "In the Alpha, we tested the technical aspects of the game, its many backend systems, player scoring rate, and many other things. As you and your squad fought for precious Narvik territory in Grand Operations and the Conquest mode – sampling the new gunplay, the Fortifications system, and more along the way – we learned a lot."

For more on what the team learned from the Closed Alpha head here.

No doubt the series return to World War II looks stunning in motion, and is definitely one of our most anticipated games of the year. For more on Battlefield V check out our extensive preview from the recent worldwide reveal event.
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