Having promised a roadmap was on the way nearly three weeks ago, DICE have finally revealed their plan for Battlefield V’s first few months as a live service. In fact, they’ve gone quite a bit beyond that and given us an overarching look at the first half year of content coming in the Tides of War.
It will start a few weeks after launch in December with Chapter 1: Overture. This will see the release of the War Story: The Last Tiger, as well as a version of the Practice Range, vehicle customisation, and a new Panzerstorm map based around the German assault on Belgium at the start of the war. The finer points of this will be revealed in due course, as DICE bring weekly events and rewards.
This is set to be followed in January by Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes. This adds the Combined Arms co-op mode and a revamped Rush mode featuring bombs which will only be available during the Lightning Strikes chapter. Squad Conquest will also make a return with two teams of eight fighting for the map.
Finally, Chapter 3: Trial by Fire will arrive in March, bringing a new Greece map and DICE’s take on Battle Royale with Firestorm.
Battlefield V is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on 20th November.