Battlefield 5's Grand Operations Won't Be Available At Launch [Update: EA Says It Will Be Playable On Release]
EA says the first Grand Operation will be playable at launch.
One of the big new features coming in Battlefield V is Grand Operations, an "upgraded version" of the Operations multiplayer mode introduced in Battlefield 1. However, it appears players won't be able to participate in this new multiplayer experience until after the game releases. [Update] EA has clarified that the Battlefield V website had outdated information and confirmed Grand Operations will be playable at launch.
"A previous version of this article stated that Battlefield V Grand Operations would be available shortly after launch, based on development plans as of June 9, the date the story published," reads the statement. "The article has been updated to reflect that Grand Operations will be playable at launch and as part of Tides of War." Original story follows.
EA shared more details about Grand Operations in a new post on the official Battlefield V website. Most notably, the post reveals that the first Grand Operation will be available "shortly after launch." No other timing details were shared in the post, so it remains to be seen how long players will have to wait to play the first one.
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EA says Grand Operations are "designed to seamlessly showcase the maps and modes of Battlefield V." Each one lasts roughly an hour and takes place across three in-game "days," beginning with an insertion. In the Norway Operation, that will take the form of the new Airborne mode, which has one team parachute onto a map to destroy a group of artillery cannons while the other defends against their attack.
How well your faction performs will determine how the remaining days of the Grand Operation begin. As EA explains, "Play well on the first day and deploy with an adequate supply of ammo or vehicles when the map shifts, for example. Do poorly, and you'll deploy the next day with perhaps fewer respawns, vehicles, or other resources."
Battlefield V launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19, but those who purchase the game's Deluxe edition will be able to jump in three days early, on October 16. Like the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, it will feature its own battle royale mode. For more on the upcoming shooter, be sure to check out our roundup of everything we know about Battlefield V.
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