Welcome, Battlefield fans! This review focuses solely on the newly released Firestorm battle royale mode. To see what we thought of the single-player and multiplayer sides of Battlefield V, check out those reviews.
Better late than never, Battlefield V has patched in its take on the battle royale genre. Firestorm mode takes the large environments, realistic weapons, and vehicle warfare Battlefield players know and love and injects them into a beautiful map. However, what Firestorm doesn’t do is move the needle in terms of originality and innovation, and it fails to come up with hooks that keep me coming back to play. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds made the first waves in the genre with its realistic style and Firestorm feels like a more polished but less distinctive version of that same idea.