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Battlefield V

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE
Release Date: Nov. 20, 2018

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'Battlefield V' (ALL) Brings Back Squad Conquest Mode

by Rainier on April 23, 2019 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT

Enter mankind's greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2.

Assemble your Company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles – then take them on an epic journey through the Tides of War. Experience the most intense, immersive Battlefield yet. You will never be the same.

Featuring a fresh portrayal of one of mankind’s biggest conflicts, Battlefield V allows players to feel the unmatched intensity of all-out war and travel to unexpected but crucial moments of World War 2 through new and signature multiplayer modes, single-player War Stories and the cooperative Combined Arms. In Battlefield V, embark on a continuing, grand journey post-launch in the brand new Tides of War, created to make sure the battlefield is constantly evolving with new events, challenges, battles, and rewards that are always within reach – for all Battlefield V owners.

Battlefield V multiplayer will deliver the most immersive gameplay of the franchise in a sandbox environment that portrays the battles of World War 2, allowing players to feel the force of the fight and truly shape the war as the war shapes them. Players’ soldiers can now tow stationary weapons, build fortifications and repair war-torn structures to turn the battlefield to the player’s advantage. Whether dragging a squad mate to safety or shooting a grenade out of the sky, players will forge a deeper connection to the ever-evolving world around them and achieve victory against the toughest odds. With the freedom to adapt and evolve the battlefield in new and unseen ways, the battlefield will never be the same.

On April 25, 2019, DICE will be bringing back Squad Conquest to the Battlefield V rotation, with this week's Tides of War Storyline Challenge including some nodes to drop you back in to this intense, 8v8 mode, and the developers also have some plans on expanding Squad Conquest as we get into Chapter 4 this summer.

Two opposing teams of eight compete to capture and hold every flag in this strategic version of Conquest, until they exhaust the enemy team of their Respawn Tickets. You and your squad must fight point-to-point in this 16-player Conquest mode, working to gain control of three key locations across three faster-paced multiplayer maps.

This new mode reconfigures the battlefield to encourage a more tactical playstyle, allowing for a single player to have a larger impact on the match. These strategic maps contain more defined lanes of battle and smaller combat areas, which means that it's more important than ever to predict where the enemies are coming from, what needs to be defended, and how to subvert enemy movement.

Squad Conquest is set up on versions of Arras, Rotterdam, and Hamada. Each map is different, but all feature two teams total, three flags to fight over, spawns on team flags , and very limited access to vehicles.

Squad Conquest Arras

This version of Arras has a triangle of objectives, where Flags A and C are closest to a respective team’s headquarters. Flag A, the Bridge, is next to the Axis HQ and is comprised mainly of a bridge as well as a small building to maneuver from. Flag C is the Water Mill, nearest the Allied HQ, and contains long two-story building that can be heavily fortified.

The third piece of the Flag triangle overlooking the other two capture points is Flag B, Ruins. Owning this point offers a significant visibility advantage, as it is situated on ruins at the top of a slope. Much of the hectic battles will likely take place on routes to and from Flag B.

The path between Flags A and C can be used to fire from cover such as the trees and bushes along the country road and riverbed. Although this covered route is an ideal flank path, soldiers must be wary of fighting from the low ground should they be engaged by the enemy.

Arras is the largest of the three Squad Conquest maps and allows one tank per team.

Squad Conquest Hamada

The Squad Conquest Hamada map shares the ruinous landscape of its regular counterpart but is designed with a much smaller area of battle in comparison. Flags A and C are located on two of the larger structures with Flag B fixed on the bottom floor of a large temple.

Flag A, Bridge, is situated nearest the Allied HQ, the skeletal remains of ancient buildings and a snug layout primed for infantry ambushes. Immediate to the Axis HQ is Flag C, Desert Ruins, found on the edge of a barren landscape of gravel and bare rock. The highly contested Flag B, Temple, is an infantry trap at all levels. Barbed wire and sandbag Fortifications control access to the flag, but higher levels provide elevation for defenders to launch surprise attacks.

Despite its abbreviated layout, Squad Conquest on Hamada offers a variety of strategic arrangements in a compact package. An abundance of routes and verticality shifts the power balance with the two vehicles – one tank per team – and they will need to be supported by smart ground troop movement to effectively help their team win.

Squad Conquest Rotterdam

The smallest map of the three, Squad Conquest Rotterdam is also the most intense. Linear battle routes are mapped from two key locations from the regular Rotterdam map, ditching the triangle layout found in the other two Squad Conquest maps. Each Flag just about lines up next to each other, with the Axis HQ located away from but between Flags A and B. The Allied HQ is closest to Flag C, White House.

A spacious park on the west side is home to Flag A, Plaza, and is surrounded by multiple-story buildings. It faces Flag B, Train Station, head on. It's a slightly modified version of Train Station Beurs found on the larger Rotterdam map and the point sure to collect the heaviest number of casualties. Flag C is nestled outside the large White House, where Allied forces will start their advance and clash with enemies at the Train Station.

This map was designed with three distinct lanes for firefights: middle, upper, and canal. Consider it a highly tactical layout built with the most competitive Battlefield players in mind. It features the most direct head-on combat with one armored transport vehicle only available if the opposing team owns all flags. However, this map offers plenty of paths to flank the enemy team.

In new and classic multiplayer modes, players can lead their own unique Company to victory in a dynamic multiplayer experience where every battle is unique. The Company allows players to create and deeply customize their soldiers, weapons and vehicles that will evolve as they progress, covering everything from the way they look to the way they play. Fan favorite modes like the 64-player Conquest return, with the game’s multiplayer culminating in Grand Operations, an all-new live, event-based experience within Tides of War. These multimap, multi-mode dynamic events take players through vast historical battles to relive moments of bravery and desperation while fighting to the final objective.

The single-player campaign mode from Battlefield 1, War Stories, returns for Battlefield V. Witness the conflict through the eyes of men and women of World War 2 and experience untold stories of human drama, filled with Battlefield moments. Experience the freezing Norwegian landscapes as a young Norwegian resistance fighter or come ashore into the desert heat of North Africa - and more.

Tides of War is DICE’s new approach to live services, where players will set out on an epic journey with their Company in unexpected battles throughout World War 2. There will be no premium pass, all players will have access to the same maps and modes, keeping the community unified as they progress through Battlefield V. In Tides of War, their journey through World War 2 will grow through themed experiences that will include events and all-new ways to play like Grand Operations, while also unlocking the latest themed rewards such as weapons and vehicles to further shape their Company.

Battlefield V is now available worldwide for Xbox One, PS4 and Origin for PC.

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