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Firestorm launches March 25; Nvidia recommends competing with an RTX 2070

Players will be fighting each other in the snow on the Halvøy map. (Source: EA/Dice)
Players will be fighting each other in the snow on the Halvøy map. (Source: EA/Dice)
Battlefield V’s battle royale mode, Firestorm, will be launched on March 25. It will come as an update to owners of the Battlefield V game and will give players the chance to utilize a range of vehicles in their quest for victory. Nvidia has posted a system requirement spec sheet for players, which includes the company’s own RTX 2070 graphics card.

From March 25, Battlefield V players will be able to indulge in some battle royale gaming courtesy of the Firestorm update. The game is based on a huge map called Halvøy, which is covered in snow and surrounded by water for much of its border. Players will be able to use the various vehicles available to them in the game, which according to the action-packed reveal trailer even includes a tractor.

Nvidia has suggested a spec sheet for players who want a competitive system to keep up with the frenetic proceedings, which can see up to 64 combatants either fighting solo or as a member of a four-person squad. The green team has recommended a system that either has an Intel Core i7-8700 or an AMD Ryzen 7 2700, or their equivalents. 16 GB RAM should be available and the computer should be operating on Windows 10 (64-bit) or later. For the GPU, Nvidia has chosen its GeForce RTX 2070, so gamers can enjoy its RTX technologies and hopefully improve on their kill/death ratio.

Electronic Arts already has a huge hit in the battle royale genre with Apex Legends, and there is no reason why Firestorm can’t emulate that success. The graphics and gameplay shown in the reveal trailer (see below) seem to be of the high standard expected by Battlefield V players, and the available vehicles, weapons, and loot options (such as calling in reinforcements or even a fearsome V-1 rocket attack) should help the game stand out from the ever-growing battle royale crowd.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-03-23 (Update: 2019-03-23)