Leaked video offers insight into Battlefield V's upcoming Firestorm battle royale mode
An action-packed video clip of what is an alleged introductory tutorial for Firestorm has been posted on YouTube. It’s not known if the content is official or not, but it has certainly excited gamers judging on the comments the video has been receiving. The convincing video shows how the Battlefield V battle royale mode will play out, which is pretty straightforward for anyone who has ever played a single game of Apex Legends, Fortnite or PUBG.
Criterion Games, one of Electronic Arts’ many subsidiaries, is behind the development of Firestorm. Naturally, the battle royale mode has to slot in perfectly with the main Battlefield V game, and if the YouTube clip really is a leaked tutorial, then it looks like Criterion has accomplished its task. Players will be able to play alone, in pairs, or as part of a four-person squad. A total of 16 squads can feature on a map, so 64 gamers will be seeking victory royale.
Reinforcements, loot, and weapons can be scavenged, and an impressive range of discarded vehicles can be taken advantage of. Weapons are also apparently graded: common, rare, and epic. Being wounded doesn’t mean the end of the game, as players are still able to use sidearms and receive treatment from teammates. A huge circular wall of fire (a literal firestorm) surrounds the battlefield and decreases as the game progresses.
Initial impressions are very positive, especially if this leaked video ends up being genuine. Electronic Arts already has a smash-hit battle royale game on its hands with Apex Legends, and it seems Firestorm could attract those gamers who want to indulge in battle royale fun but prefer the more realistic aesthetics of Battlefield V. Firestorm is expected to be revealed in spring – so possibly anytime soon.