We’ve played (and won!) Battlefield 5: Firestorm, the series’ new Battle Royale mode, and it’s a pleasant mix of elements of the series and the genre.
Want to know more? We’ve got a bunch of details, and some brand new gameplay, nestled in this very article:
Firestorm is a fairly straightforward set-up as Battle Royales go. 64 players (squad and solo variants are available) parachute onto a single landmass, and kill each other off as the titular, circular Firestorm closes in.
As per Battlefield tradition, the real difference here is size. Firestorm’s map, Halvøy, is 10 times bigger than the previous largest Battlefield map. What’s interesting here is how Firestorm uses that scale – the circle will only cover around two thirds of the map from the very beginning of the round, meaning you won’t have to worry too much about escaping the incoming wall of fire, but every round should feel slightly different, placing you across different, distant parts of the map.