- The next major blockbuster game franchise to get a “Fortnite”-style Battle Royale mode is “Battlefield.”
- The new mode, named “Firestorm,” debuts on March 25.
- It’s a free addition to all versions of “Battlefield 5,” across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The latest example is “Battlefield 5,” a first-person shooter from EA’s Swedish DICE studio. On March 25, “Battlefield 5” gets the new “Firestorm” mode.
EA describes the new mode as “a 64-player fight for survival across air, land and sea.”
To be a bit more clear, Firestorm is the “Battlefield 5” version of Battle Royale.
Played either with squads or alone, it’s you against 63 other players who are all scrambling for their own survival as the play area shrinks across the course of a match.
The big difference in Firestorm is all the “Battlefield” flavour: a variety of different vehicles, destructible buildings, and an impressively detailed map. Just look at those pines!
EA has yet to show off gameplay of the new mode, but the latest trailer offers a cross-section of what to expect from Firestorm when it arrives on March 25: