Battlefield 5’s often teased vehicle customisation won’t be available at launch

Joanna Estrada
August 21, 2018

DICE and NVIDIA have both announced during the GeForce Gaming Celebration event in Cologne, Germany that Battlefield V will ship with support for RTX, NVIDIA's new ray tracing technology capable on their next-gen GeForce GTX 20 series cards. While the former version featured 64 player combat as they attacked and defended objectives, the new version will have 64 players getting a variety of objectives across a span of multiple in-game days that will determine an overall victor. Additionally, players can try their hand at the Arctic Fjord map, set in Narvik, Norway, in the Conquest and Grand Operations modes.

According to the press release, the Rotterdam map will put players in "a battle fought throughout the streets of Holland where the game's dynamic physicality and destruction will be on full display". In this modular narrative experience inspired by historical events, each day is represented by a round of play, and player actions have a direct impact on the next round.

Battlefield V is slated to release the following month after the open beta on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 19.

In a new blog post dissecting Battlefield 5's excellent gamescom 2018 trailer, DICE clarified that tank and airplane customisation won't actually be there at launch. "Things in the environment will feel more lifelike and real and all-out war will never look the same".

Two "days" of Grand Operations are also available to players in the Open Beta. There's also no word on when it'll end, but more than likely we'll get a few days to test drive it.

Members of the Origin Access Basic service on PC, and the EA Access service on Xbox One, will be able to download and play the game's Play First Trial on the 11th as well.

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