Showing posts with label EA DICE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EA DICE. Show all posts

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Firestorm Battle Royale mode will bring new aspects to last-man-standing shooter and comes to Battlefield 5 on March 25.

Though first-person shooter Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts didn't fare well when it was released back in November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many hoped for the post-launch content to change that.

Battlefield fans were hoping that upcoming Battle Royale mode Firestorm would really shake things up for good and we even had an early peak at it from a leaked footage. We saw an official introductory video of what it is about and now there is more.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

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A more detailed gameplay trailer has been dropped by EA for players to know more about what they are getting into.




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We saw four player squads dropping in parachutes from above and then immediately forced to engage in a combat within a massive sandbox where they all race against a deadly ring of fire quickly consuming everything on its path of destruction.

Firestorm mostly embraces different gunplay mechanics of BV along with combat vehicles, destructible surroundings and impressive visuals. It offers you a wide array of different rides at launch, including a tractor with mounted cannon on its back.

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Whether you are roaming on land, sky or water, with or without assistance, always have a look out for someone trying to ambush on you even if you are in an armored vehicle, because enemies can always fire up some anti-vehicle weapon at you.

You will also be looking for common, rare and epic weapons throughout the map while sometime even came across strongboxes or safes to get the best loots available but chances are, there will be some risks of going after them as well.

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Firestorm Combat Vehicles

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Struggle for survival is real in this World War I era based last-man-standing shooter title but there are some powerful land vehicles stored in lockup houses that would take some effort to open before you get some advantage over your opponents.

Basically, this gameplay trailer is an extended version of the official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battlefield V that DICE released about a week ago with detailed definition for things and stuffs, with additional footage capturing the intensity of the 64 players Battle Royale mode.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

Official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battle Royale mode of Battlefield V heralds the release date to be March 25.

Even though standard Battle Royale games offer a 100 player stand-off to death, developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts will allow only 64 to compete in Firestorm mode of their latest first-person shooter game Battlefield V.

A statement issued back in October 2018 announced that players will not receive battle royale mode until March 2019 and now, March 25 is revealed to be the release date for it to all BFV players worldwide via a new trailer dropped by EA.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

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Check out the brand-new official reveal trailer for Firestorm, featuring brief battle royale action sequences from Battlefield 5.




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The trailer starts with a typical style for last-man-standing shooter where we see soldiers jumping off planes in parachute to their destined battleground and help each other out to bring them to their feet, only to notice other squads to drop nearby.

Then they each head to nearby establishments to seek cover and weapons, followed by a shootout between two parties. Bombs starts dropping from above when a red flare is shot at the house next to barn filled with a rival group.

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The gang who arrived first is now out in the open and one of their members finds a tractor that they use to ram through opposing force to break out of the barn they were in. To evade an ever imposing ring of fire on them, they all hop in a helicopter found close at hand.

Moving to a new land to fight, they come across an enemy boat and one of them is lost in the ensuing gunfire. By the time they reach to ground, tanks are deployed, dams are destroyed, forests are burnt and the fire is closing in quicker.

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The fight reaches to a climax and the leader of the group draws out his melee weapon to charge at an enemy when he is out of ammo and another of his squad member bites the dust while one of his teammates attempts to shoot that man by targeting him via rifle scope.

Introducing Battlefield's biggest map ever from DICE team, Firestorm lets player engage solo or in 4-person squads as they collect loots and unlock vehicles to ride to victory parade aside from calling in V-1 flying bomb for reinforcements.

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Despite a lot of complaints against the developers for failing to live up to expectation and release of an early leaked footage of Battle Royale mode, Firestorm trailer still manages to shine and promise players a great experience that would probably help them redeem themselves.

Set on World War II era, Battlefield V is currently available for everyone to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though it may sound a little disappointing but those who want to play in duos will have to wait till April 2019 for the mode to finally arrive on the game.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

Scheduled to come in spring 2019, video of battle royale mode "Firestorm" for Battlefield V has been leaked online.

Ever since first-person shooter title Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts is launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year, it has been in series of troubles but players are still waiting for some of its post-launch content.

After waiting for months, fans are finally getting an early look at the game's battle royale mode, Firestorm through a leaked tutorial video slightly ahead of an official reveal, which was set to arrive at some point on March 2019.

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Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

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Below is the actual leaked footage of "Firestorm" Battle Royale mode of Battlefield 5 that has found its way online, offering an early glimpse.




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Though many already knows that Firestorm is designed as a last-man-standing shooter on World War II premise where 64 player will try to hunt each other down for the ultimate glory but there will be twist on traditional Battle Royale fashion.

According to the leaked BV clip, you can jump into the middle of action after picking from Solo, Duo and Squads options. Scavenging for items and weapons will begin as soon as people are dropped on the open-world map in parachute.

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Depending on where you chose to land, availability of loot would vary from their quantity and type. As landing spots, urban areas will reward players with more gear but would also present great challenges as everyone else would be after them.

Throughout the map, you will come across objectives and safes that will lead you to combat vehicles, rare items and reinforcements. These are the tools with advantages that one needs to change the course of fight and secure victory in the end.

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Weapon categories are divided into three different tiers; Common, Rare and Epic, all requiring unique ammo and not much of them can be carried. So, inventory management skill would come in handy or you can share loot with your teammates until you find a backpack to extend slots.

Class specific perks are not a part of Firestorm battle royale mode as you and your squad is fighting for life. Downed players can still use their sidearm while being revived by some allies but it would only work as long as you don't bleed out completely.

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In overall comparison, B5 apparently made many improvements to the genre that would hopefully get enough traction and responding to the original Reddit leak, EA took Twitter to state that there are more to come than what we just saw here. Can't wait to find that out!

Although there are no respawning like Apex Legends and no 100-player support like we have in Fortnite or Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Battlefield V is adding their own unique takes to make Battle Royale mode great again.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Xbox One Bundle Deals to Save $50

Bundle up with deals on Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Fortnite for a solid $50 price off on Xbox One Bundles and more.

Like each New Year, players are looking forward to a great start in 2019 with their favorite games and so, Microsoft Studios had an amazing idea of coming up with a sale for their selected Xbox One bundle that will save you $50 instantly.

Available at participating retailers, these console packages comes with free game download and some exclusive perks. Some of the sellers like Amazon and Best Buy would love to take the discount even further with gift cards and vouchers only if you are aware.

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Xbox One Bundle Deals to Save $50

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Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle
Jump into the madness of Battle Royale with Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle and be the last one standing in a 100-player PVP mode. Fortify your defense against your opponents and take them out one by one to get that sweet "Victory Royale"!

Aside from the Fortnite full-game download, you will get 2,000 V-bucks and Eon cosmetic set including Epic Aurora glider, Rare Resonator pickaxe and skins that come along this bundle. Get into the arena blowing up your rivals and celebrate your kills with flossin'.

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Battlefield V Xbox One S Bundle
Enter a world of chaos in the stage of greatest conflict mankind has ever witnessed and be a part of World War II to scour the frontline with Battlefield V Xbox One S Bundle. Experience historic battles of WWII and be a part of it by joining in.

The bundle offers you Battlefield V Deluxe Edition that includes Paratrooper Outfits set, Special Assignments to challenge your skill and weekly Airlifts. Also packed within the pack is Battlefield 1 Revolution Edition and Battlefield 1943 full-game downloads.

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Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle
Strap on your Power Armor and step into a post-apocalyptic world that got demolished in a nuclear war as you pick the Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle. The latest release from the award-winning RPG series is fully online and has a map four times bigger than Fallout 4.

Fallout 76 lets you explore, salvage and rebuild your way into a wasteland filled with dangers and opportunities. Vault Dwellers can even band up to collect atomic launch codes to fire nukes and unleash the Scorchbeast Queen for an ultimate endgame.

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All of the games mentioned above have some great multiplayer features to enjoy on Xbox One consoles that require you to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online and luckily, Microsoft is including a 14-Day Free Trial with all these bundles.

Added to the topping is a 1-Month Free Trial to access a growing catalog of over 100 great games on Xbox Game Pass, where you can enjoy games like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 on launch date.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Battlefield V Player Visibility Issues Experiment

YouTuber Jackfrags exhibits how Battlefield 5 allows you to hide in plain sight in hilariously ridiculous manner.

The latest in the line of Battlefield first-person shooter titles, Battlefield V was a game from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts that players were looking forward to with high regards but it came out greatly disappointing for both fans and studios.

Aside from failing to receive a decent amount of pre-order for the title and getting into controversy of enraging fans on social media, BV has its fair share of issues like player visibility problem that even bugs the die-hard series fans.

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Battlefield V Player Visibility Issues Experiment

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Below is a video from YouTube channel Jackfrags, where he exposed just how the game allows you to be invisible. Don't believe us? See for yourselves.




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Before the guy got killed for the first time in the clip, he has shown just how difficult it is for some players to see others and he ran past the guy next to him to prove that and even sat next to him while someone else pass him by before being shot down by someone else.

All of this happened in a real live server where he had a hard time getting noticed by enemies running around him. On his next try, he goes into the middle of a conflict and idly sits there to prove that people actually cannot see foes coming at them at times.

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He goes into the Devastation map to conduct an experiment by lying in open or down by come corridor only to see everyone running past him ignoring his existence as if his character has vanished from sight. We promise that you won't believe your eyes when you will see it.

Earlier, the developer made adjustments for time-to-kill values to make it less punishing for normies that led to many seasoned players start voicing concerns over the change and the game suffered a huge hit to the player count.

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DICE has just rolled out their second major B5 expansion "Lighting Strikes" for free last week along with resolve for few gameplay issues but not resolving some basic issues like player visibility isn't going to help them much in the long-run.

Of course, the team behind Battlefield 5 has done a great service to fans by getting rid of the "Premium Pass" from game and moving away from their games-as-service philosophy was highly appreciated but they have to fix the game first to deal with the growing community frustration.

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Studios involved to the game handled it so poorly that it couldn't make it to the list of best-selling games for year 2018, which is the first time in the Battlefield series history but Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on the other hand has made it to the list with ease.

In any way, Battlefield V is not a bad game but studio approach for fixing those issues from DICE and EA was so poor that many hardcore player of this online shooter are abandoning ship. It is not a question whether or not they can; it's a question of when they would focus on the problem?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rogue One Writer Wants Disney to Replace EA for Star Wars Games

Co-writer of Rogue One, Gary Whitta believes Disney should pull the plug on their Star Wars license deal with Electronic Arts.

Fans of Star Wars franchise doesn't take any mishandling to their beloved franchise kindly and the way video game publisher Electronic Arts has been treating the licensed properties they received rights to from Disney are absolutely infuriating for anyone who loves them.

Avid video game fan and screenwriter Gary Whitta (After Earth, The Book of Eli), who is widely known for his involvement in story development for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story joins host Greg Miller in the daily podcast of Kinda Funny Games to talk about that.

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Rogue One Writer Wants Disney to Replace EA for Star Wars Games

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Following Disney and EA making a decade-long deal that gave the latter exclusive rights to publish Star Wars games, fans have had a lot of expectation for the upcoming years to get some super exciting titles set in the fictional universe created by George Lucas.

The studio even acquired Battlefield series creator DICE, Titanfall development studio Respawn Entertainment and even Visceral Games who were responsible for the Dead Space trilogy but what they have done so far is not looking very good.

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We are in 2019 and by now, all we have so far is just two installments out of their Star Wars Battlefront series. What we should also take to account is that their greedy approach to include loot boxes within the game has caused major backlash for Star Wars Battlefront II.

In their next insane move, EA went ahead and cancelled an ongoing project code-named "Ragtag" by Visceral, an open-world game from the known franchise. Seeing all these catastrophic action, we have a bad feeling about the fate of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment

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Like any other rational fans of Star Wars, Gary Whitta thinks this is embarrassing and Disney should pull the plug on their deal to take away their license from EA if there is any way for them even though they are only half-way through.

Although he has faith on the upcoming third-person Star Wars game that Respawn has been working on, he really cannot rely on their decision making process after seeing them cancelling project Ragtag that was essentially a "Star Wars Uncharted" game.

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For those who are interested in checking out the full video where Gary Whitta expresses his passion for games and Star Wars, the entire conversation is right below.




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Of course Whitta doesn't voice his concern about the situation from a position of power, neither does he takes business decisions for them but his obvious frustration over their repeated failure is something that the fans can clearly relate to.

As a media giant, Disney should care for the franchise by cutting all ties to the publisher and explore other options for the sake of their own reputation. Obviously, there are many other established and indie studios capable of doing justice to Star Wars.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Release Date

Tides of War Chapter 2 will hit Battlefield V with new Grand Operation, Squad Conquest, Rush mode and more.

Fans of Battlefield series had quite high hopes for the newly released installment of the first-person shooter, Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts but the title is not doing well at all and people are clearly disappointed.

However, EA continues to roll out new contents to keep the players engaged and upcoming Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from January 17 as a part of their continued effort.

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Battlefield V: Tides of War: Lighting Strikes Release Date

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Before heading over to the details, check out the brand-new trailer showcasing the highlighting points of Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes.




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If you have already played the Panzerstorm map or the single-player "The Last Tiger" war story from Chapter 1: Overture, you are going to love what Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes offers. People will get new combat experiences and more rewards than before.

The frontline of World War II was full of intense combat and if you are a fan of that, the classic Conquest mode is coming as more aggressive and fast-paced. Squad Conquest has now become 8v8 map domination mode but with limited respawns.

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Squad Conquest Mode

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Want to keep up the same pace? The re-vamped Rush mode pits two team for a 16v16 race to stay ahead of each other, where attackers will try and arm multiple bombs while the defenders try to stop them from achieving this goal with unlimited respawns.

Both Squad Conquest and Rush mode returns only for a limited time, so you shouldn't probably want to miss them out. New multiplayer experience of Grand Operations offers to relive some historical battles that took place in Belgium on several maps and modes.

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Combined Arms Co-Op Mode

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Fans of squad play can get a co-op mode that tests their skill in Combined Arms, which lets players to team-up with up to three friends to run through more than a few locations looking for different objectives and challenges as they go.

You are allowed to adjust your own difficulty levels as you go after objectives and learning variables of each Class, so that you can figure out which role would suit you best for the squad. Whether you want to learn basic fundamentals or push yourself, it would work just fine.

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New Company Gear

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Aside from lots of new game experiences and improvements, BV brings you weekly challenges and XP rewards to increase your rank within Chapter 2. Also, don't forget the inclusion of new Emblems, Dog Tags, skins and weapons that comes along for you to unlock.

The best part of this ongoing experience with Tides of War is that there are no paid DLC or whatsoever. Every Battlefield V player can access this content for free and they are available for all editions of the game just as DICE promised before launch.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Battlefield V: Tides of War Coming Tomorrow

Tides of War: Chapter 1 comes out with contents like Practice Range mode and War Story for Battlefield V on December 4.

Even though critics and fans were not much in favor of Battlefield V, the newest release of the first-person shooter game series Battlefield, EA DICE and Electronic Arts are keeping up their efforts in changing core gameplay fixes and slew of new contents.

Most of the player had a complaint about the single-player campaign being felt too short and incomplete even. Starting from December 4, EA is rolling the dice with their first batch of free content, Tides of War Chapter 1: Overture.

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Battlefield V: Tides of War Coming Tomorrow

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Before heading to the frontline of battle, check out the official trailer for Overture, first chapter in Tides of War experience.




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Long-time fans of the series are quite familiar with terms like "Premium Pass" and "Expansion Packs", which BV has gotten rid of completely to create a singular journey for all players to take part in together, without paying any extra buck for it.

This voyage is what they call Tides of War, a series of ongoing experience that introduce new gameplay and improvements to reinvent your World War II journey. There will be maps, modes, rewards and weekly events to keep up the flow.

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If you want to get accustomed with the weapons and vehicles of the game, it would be logical if you take it to the Practice Range rather than choosing one of the regular multiplayer maps and then spend the rest of your day spawning other than fighting.

You can simply start with the Shooting Trial to practice your aim or Driving Trial, both of which will come in handy and as you score higher, you actually get better. So, switch up to different Shooting Exercises and hone your accuracy and then challenge yourself with an increased difficulty.

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The Last Tiger War Story

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Overture brings in a brand-new single-player War Story, The Last Tiger featuring the tale of a solo Tiger I Tank crew. It takes place during the time when the nearly unstoppable Axis forces were slowly driving towards their ultimate defeat in WWII.

While trying to defend the homeland, a Veteran Tank Commander Peter Müller and his crew tries to take a last stand when Allied forces came knocking. At that point, he starts to question his own ideology that has brought him at that point. It's going to be interesting.

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The stellar experience of Battlefield expands with the launch of massive mechanized war machines into a new map called Panzerstorm. In 1940, Axis forces takes on British defenses in Belgium, where you roll in among a land of damaged and abandoned tanks.

There are 17 of them to plough through the lands and forests of the town or you can just try your luck by going on foot. As you can find scopes for Infantry ambushes strong defenses and enemy trenches, keep an eye on an unsuspected air attack.

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Till now, players had to be content with the limitation to change the look of soldiers and weapons. Overture cranks up the appearance tweaking by letting you change the exterior of their vehicles to make a sweet memory of your glorified victory.

These customizations however, are purely cosmetic and doesn't actually change or increase combat performance of the vehicles or whatsoever. Nevertheless, it lets you stand out among the crowd and help leave your mark behind, which is the actual point.

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Chapter 1 from Tides of War also has weekly events to take you to the detailed gameplay of B5 and let you earn reward at the same time while you make progress for your company. As your Rank is improved by playing more and more, you get access to new items and cosmetics as well.

Overture is just the beginning of the oncoming surge of new content that DICE and Electronic Arts have planned up to release for Battlefield V players in the foreseeable future. With each new mode, maps and gameplay mechanics, the experience will never be the same.