Battlefield V is going back to World War II; bringing back co-op

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The developers have declared that players will have no way to get an unfair advantage in Battlefield V by paying more and there won't even be a series-standard DLC. Host Trevor Noah took to the stage with producers Andreas Morell, Lars Gustavsson, and Ryan McCarthur from developers DICE and wasted no time in nonchalantly revealing that the game will indeed be going back to its roots and be set in World War II, as had been suspected.

Update, 7:15 p.m.: A huge PC Gamer article sums up a ton of mechanical details about what to expect in BFV, including an important one: that Grand Operations is not, as incorrectly suggested earlier, a battle royale mode.

Dice announced that Battlefield V will be releasing worldwide on October 19 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. With Activision deciding to ditch the Single Player campaign in favor of a battle royale mode and zombies (on the Titanic no less) for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

As previously speculated, it was confirmed that Battlefield 5 will take place during World War II. In the meantime, EA and DICE revealed some harder, welcome news: BFV's core online gameplay-including modes, maps, weapons, and accessories-will all be included in the retail purchase price. However, those who pre-order the Deluxe Edition will get early access on October 16, while EA and Origin Access members can make use of the Play First Trial on October 11. Take on classic modes like Conquest or squad up with friends in the cooperative Combined Arms. More information about Grand Operations will be shared at E3 next month.

At the reveal event, it was also revealed that Battlefield V will scrap the premium pass, offering all of its major post-release content for free.

There was still a lot more to break down in the reveal session, which we will do shortly, but after reading all of that I'm sure you want to see some action as well.

For those of you interested in watching the entire live stream, you can do so below.

Arriving this year, it appears Battlefield V will include a WW2, among plenty of other new gameplay features.

This last-player-standing concept appears to be Battlefield's take on the popular battle royale trend now running through gaming.

Players are set to get access to a slew of new features and changes, including a Company of customizable characters, the ability to lie on one's back, additional game modes, support for destroying the environment, and more.

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