Since it's one of the company's biggest upcoming games, it's no surprise Electronic Arts kicked off its E3 2018 press conference with Battlefield V. However, what was surprising to some was the announcement that Battlefield V will have a battle royale mode.
EA didn't show Battlefield V's battle royale mode in action, but it's promised that it will feature the "core pillars" of Battlefield gameplay. This means that fans can look forward to a battle royale mode that features the franchise's top-of-the-line destruction and vehicular combat.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like any more information on Battlefield V's battle royale mode is coming at E3 this year. It was said that EA will have more to share on Battlefield V's battle royale mode later this year, though when this will be remains to be seen. It's possible that EA will reveal more about Battlefield V's battle royale mode at Gamescom this summer, or maybe it will happen at a special event focused entirely on Battlefield V.
Royale is coming to #Battlefield V, reimagined with the core pillars of destruction, team play, and vehicles. It will be unlike anything you’ve played before, and we’ll have more to talk about later this year.— #Battlefield V (@Battlefield) June 9, 2018
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While there's a lot we don't know about Battlefield V's battle royale mode, we do know that it won't be available at launch. The presenters at E3 confirmed that battle royale is coming "after launch," but failed to pin down an exact release date or window. Considering this, it's hard to say exactly how far along Battlefield V's battle royale mode is, and it's entirely possible that adding the mode was a last minute decision on the part of DICE.
After all, it was just two weeks ago that DICE said Battlefield V won't have a battle royale mode, and since no footage was shown of it in action, maybe it's still in the early stages of development. Of course, that's just speculation at this time, and we'll have to wait for DICE and EA to share more information, whenever that may be.
Battlefield V is out October 19 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.