Battlefield 5 Might Feature a Battle Royale Mode

Will Battlefield be the next game to get in on the battle royale trend? It's starting to look that way.

This probably won’t surprise you, but DICE is reportedly working on a battle royale mode they intend to implement in the next Battlefield game. 

An unidentified source has sold VentureBeat that the rumored Battlefield battle royale mode will share some similarities with current industry leaders PUBG and Fortnite. Namely, it will see 100 players drop into a location and try to be the last person standing. 

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What’s less certain at this time is how DICE will get the mode to work. That source claims that the studio is currently experimenting with different ways to get the basic concept of a battle royale title to work within the Battlefield systems. As that’s the case, it doesn’t seem to be a guarantee at this time that Battlefield will actually receive a battle royale mode at all. The plan seems to be to first develop the system and then add it to the game after the fact as a free download. However, the finer points of that plan are up in the air at this time. 

To be fair, there’s also no official word that Battlefield V is coming out this year. However, recent reports have suggested that the next Battlefield title is called Battlefield V, that it will release this year, and that the game will take place sometime during World War II.

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That last bit is what makes this battle royale rumor particularly interesting. A modern-day Battlefield title with a battle royale mode might suffer somewhat from the presence of advanced weaponry. However, a WWII-era battle royale title featuring era-appropriate weapons might offer a more balanced playing field that would require players to get a little closer to each other and utilize greater mechanical accuracy. 

Of course, this is all speculative. We wouldn’t be surprised at all to learn that Battlefield will get a battle royale mode, but if this source is to be believed, then DICE still has quite a bit of work to do in terms of figuring out exactly how such a mode will work in the final game.