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Battlefield 5 Gamescom Trailer Teases Battle Royale Mode, Shows Bloody Battle Of Rotterdam

Shows off the game's chaotic action on the "shattered streets" of the Dutch city.


Gamescom 2018 in Europe may still be a few days away, but EA DICE is giving Battlefield fans something to cheer about early. After previously teasing the video, it has now unveiled the full Gamescom trailer for Battlefield V, coming in October on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It's suitably epic, and may include a tease of the game's anticipated battle royale mode.

The trailer, called Devastation of Rotterdam, shows just that; in a mix of cutscenes and gameplay footage, we see soldiers battling each other (and dodging a lot of gunfire and explosions) on the Dutch city's crumbling streets while a haunting rendition of "House of the Rising Sun" plays in the background. The trailer also shows off tank warfare, both what it's like to control one in the game and what it's like to narrowly escape being blown up by one, and we get a glimpse of air combat.

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Battlefield V's developers have promised the game will feature emotional story missions, and no doubt surviving the brutal Battle of Rotterdam (which involved an intense Blitz by German planes) will be one of them. However the map looks like it would certainly lend itself to the game's multiplayer.

The trailer takes an interesting turn towards the end, as well. After the initial part of the video ends, it cuts to shots of a ring of fire quickly closing in on soldiers (and tanks). It's just a short tease, but could be our first glimpse at the game's Battle Royale mode, which EA announced during E3 2018. You can get a look at an aerial shot of the ring of fire below.

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We expect to see more about Battlefield V during Gamescom 2018 (and learn more about Battle Royale mode, hopefully). Battlefield V will release on October 19, but purchasing the Deluxe edition will get you access three days early, on October 16. In the meantime, PC players can check out the system requirements for the game, and check out our Battlefield V pre-order guide for more details on all the editions.

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