DICE has confirmed that Battlefield V will launch without key modes.
Despite a slight delay from October to November, Battlefield V won’t launch with it’s much hyped battle royale mode. Nor will it launch with it’s co-op experience. Instead, at launch, players get eight multiplayer maps, 30 primary weapons, and 24 vehicles. There will also be plenty of customization options for weapons and avatars. A ninth multiplayer map arrives two weeks after launch as part of the first chapter of Tides of War.
Chapter 1: Overture runs early December through January and adds the Panzerstorm map. Taking place in Belgium, the map focuses heavily on tank combat. Players also get the final War Story, The Last Tiger, in this update. Other content includes the Practice Range, vehicle customization, and weekly events and rewards.
Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes runs January 2019 through March 2019 and finally adds in Combined Arms. This co-op experience allows you to team up with up to three friends to take on challenges. Lightning Strike brings back classic modes Rush and Squad Conquest.
It isn’t till Chapter 3: Trial By Fire that the battle royale mode finally hits Battlefield V. Starting in March, this chapter finally adds the anticipated mode to the game, nearly four months after launch. A new multiplayer map set in Greece also launches during this chapter.
Battlefield V is out November 20 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.