DICE’s Battlefield 5 introduces a ton of changes that both series veterans and new players will really need to wrestle with. Fortifications can be built to counteract environmental destruction, all classes can revive allies now and no full HP regeneration are just a few things. However, among the announcements of Combined Arms, Grand Operations and Tides of War, DICE neglected to mention the rumoured Battle Royale mode.
While this isn’t to say the mode isn’t coming, GameSpot discussed it with senior producer Andreas Morrel. Morrel noted that there’s nothing to announce about Battle Royale at this time but it is something that would be a “natural fit”.
“It’s hard to miss the battle royale frenzy that’s ongoing. We’re all very much fans of it, back at DICE, and we’re definitely looking to see how Battlefield can explore the Battle Royale genre.”
“We’ve got the sandbox, we’ve got the vehicles, we’ve got the epic scale – it is a natural fit for us.”
Battlefield 5 will be launching globally on October 19th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. There will be no Premium Pass, which means all future modes and maps will be free. Cosmetics will be available to purchase with real money but they can also be earned via in-game currency. No loot boxes to be seen here.