No premium passes or DLCs

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DICE has announced that it will be partnering with NVIDIA for the PC version of Battlefield V. As the press release reads, NVIDIA engineers are working with the Battlefield V developers to bring the best aspects of the GeForce gaming platform to bear for PC gamers, meaning GeForce Experience will deliver Game Ready drivers, Optimal Playable settings, and other NVIDIA-platform features for Battlefield V. But the next Battlefield happens on another frontline. If you opt for the Deluxe Edition, you'll be able to start playing on October 16, and if you subscribe to EA Access, you'll be able to hop over a week earlier on October 11.

Battlefield 5 was revealed by EA DICE during an event this afternoon. There is a 4-player coop mode called Combined Arms too. You'll play in a squad of up to four, cast in the role of a paratrooper. Ski down Norwegian mountains as you battle for control of nuclear weapon supply lines, join the frontline with the French colonial troops, or go behind enemy lines in North Africa with a band of misfits sent to create mayhem. With a mode that so clearly leads the current gaming zeitgeist, it comes as a surprise that the reveal stream for Battlefield V didn't even mention battle royale. The always popular Conquest mode returns; but, more excitingly, Battlefield 5 will build upon the Operations game mode introduced in Battlefield 1 with the introduction of Grand Operations. Essentially, it's sudden death. If the game actually makes it all the way to Day 4, both teams will be exhausted and broken with very little to no resources left, forced to fight to the last man/woman with whatever they can muster. Specialized archetypes called exotics allow players to focus in one specific area. But staying in a squad is heavily incentivised as it's the only way to net yourself health and ammo. More information about Grand Operations will be shared at E3 next month. For starters, Battlefield 5 now has a release date, and we know that there will no longer be a "premium pass" for future multiplayer content. So that means no more paying for modes and no more segmentation of the community. There are some reminiscent game modes apart from the new ones alongside DLCs.

To coincide with the announcement, EA is making Battlefield 4's Final Stand and Battlefield 1's In the Name of the Tsar free for a limited time.

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