Pre-ordering the game will grant early access to the Open Beta, as well as Special Assignments, a Special Soldier Set that can be chosen from eight available Sets in Battlefield V and immediate access to five Battlefield 1 weapons. EA tells us, "Tides of War is DICE's new approach to live services, where players will set out on an epic journey with their Company in unexpected battles throughout World War 2". One of the stories that was teased focused on a young female resistance fighter trying to save her family in the top of Norway, North of the Arctic Circle.
Battlefield is one of the world's most popular first-person shooter franchises, with more than 54 million players live to date in its ecosystem across current generation consoles and PC. It seems like a silly thing to get upset about as DICE doesn't appear to be creating a 100-percent historically accurate game, to begin with.
Dice seems to have taken the cue from certain other games that have seen success by taking a step back in time, and this return to roots also means that the game will be getting some of the classic modes like majority rule conquest back. An even bigger evolution of the already large Operations mode introduced in Battlefield 1, Grand Operations are multiplayer matches that are stretched over several maps, with progression being dependant on the results of the game itself. More information about Grand Operations will be shared at E3 next month.
There was still a lot more to break down in the reveal session, which we will do shortly, but after reading all of that I'm sure you want to see some action as well. Players will also be able to customize any of the four classes (assault, medic, assault, and support) and specialize in certain areas like stealth. It sounds like Combined Arms will also have you scrounging for resources as you make it to objectives, raising the stakes further as you need to decide if you can push through or extract early. Discover the new challenges that will change war forever. All of the game's major post-launch content - maps, modes, etc. - will be free for everybody in an effort to keep the community together.
Rather than waiting until E3 in a few weeks time, EA chose to hold its own separate Battlefield 5 reveal event last night.
The chapter of war is also an interesting idea.