Battlefield 5 teases Pacific theatre and loads of new maps

June 5, 2019
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It was only last week Battlefield 5 unveiled its beautiful Mercury map – and while some players raised concerns about the slow rate of multiplayer map releases, it seems they need not have worried, as DICE has just shown off four. On top of that, we’ve also been given a brief glimpse of the Pacific theatre of war for the first time. Pack your bags, we’re going globetrotting.

We already knew from DICE’s live service roadmap (Tides of War) that new maps were due to arrive during Chapter 4: Defying the Odds, and the trailer gives an extended look at four of them. The first is called Provence, set during the Axis occupation of France, and will provide tight close-quarters carnage. Representing Norway are the Lofoten Islands – which, despite appearing small and quaint, actually host an explosives factory for players to destroy.

In the large-scale maps department, DICE has showed off the Al Sundan map, a vast 64-player location built for “classic multiplayer action” with “big distances, vehicle-based teamplay and battles across all ranges”. It’s based on the single-player war story Under No Flag and will transport players to the desert in North Africa.

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