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Hello Battlefield™ V players, and welcome to our first update of 2019!
As part of Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes, we’re kicking off the year with Squad Conquest which is an intense version of Conquest that enables more tactical gameplay between two teams of 16 players on the Arras, Rotterdam, and Hamada maps.
Additionally, we’re adding four new weapons which can be unlocked with the Weekly Challenges that will be made available during Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes.
We’ve also made several changes and fixes based on feedback from the Battlefield™ community. Below, we’ll summarize the most noteworthy changes.
Note that there’s much more coming with Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes, including the return of Rush mode, a new Grand Operation, and more. Additional experiences will be delivered in future updates as the Chapter progresses.
A tighter and more intense version of Conquest, in Squad Conquest two squads per team battle it out over smaller, more tactical layouts of three existing maps: Arras, Hamada, and Rotterdam. These maps all feature 16 players on two teams, three flags, spawning restricted to HQs, and limited access to vehicles. Clear lanes and conservative combat areas allow players to predict where enemies are coming from, where they need to defend, and how to subvert enemy movement. Learn more about Squad Conquest - https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/ba ... d-conquest
These are some of the weapons that will be obtainable through the Weekly Challenges in January and February:
Zk-383 SMG (Medic class)
Modele 1944 semi-automatic rifle (Assault class)
M1922 MMG (Support class)
Time to Death and Death Experience Fixes
We’ve made a number of changes in these areas:
The name of the enemy that has killed a player is now shown in the game world when the player has died. This highlights the killer and helps players understand who killed them and from where, especially in crowded situations.
The death experience has improved with the addition of a camera that now follows and zooms towards the killer. This will allow players to understand what killed them and the position of the killer.
The accuracy of the visual representation of incoming bullets for other players has been improved. Tracers should now properly appear to consistently appear from the shooter and should be clearer when the victim is looking directly at the shooter.
An issue was fixed with the UI directional damage indicator that delayed the indication of damage to the victim.
Tweaks were made to the UI directional damage indicator to more accurately point towards the enemy damaging the player.
See you on the battlefield!
Producer – Battlefield V
https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/ne ... 7478851906
Full update notes here (PDF) - http://eaassets-a.akamaihd.net/dice-com ... _FINAL.pdf
JANUARY 17 – JANUARY 30
NEW MODE: SQUAD CONQUEST
Work with your squad in a fast-paced, intense take on Conquest available for a limited time on the Rotterdam, Arras, and Hamada maps. In this 8-versus-8 mode, two pairs of opposing squads compete to capture and hold flags until one team runs out of respawn tickets. Defenders start with control of all the flags, but losing flag control means no more respawns – and if all players are wiped out, they’ll lose.
STARTING JANUARY 17
NEW WEAPONS AND VEHICLES
Wield powerful weapons like the Zk-383 submachine gun, the Modele 1944 semi-automatic rifle, and the M1922 MMG. Obliterate enemy armor with Tank Hunter vehicles and enjoy two fresh Reinforcements for Squad Leaders to call in: the Sector Artillery and the Smoke Barrage.
January 17 – January 30
A FEW GOOD SOLDIERS
Unlock Weekly Challenge rewards by mastering the intense 8-vs-8 matches of the new Squad Conquest mode. Act fast, it’s only available for a limited time.
Week 1 Reward: Zk-383 submachine gun (Medic class).
Week 2 Reward: Modele 1944 semi-automatic rifle (Assault class).
January 31 – February 13
HOLD THE LINE
Learn to maintain control of your hard-earned objectives and play defensively in Breakthrough and Frontlines modes.
Week 3 Reward: Final Countdown headgear.
Week 4 Reward: M1922 MMG (Support class).
More Chapter 2 Events are coming - stay tuned for details.
PLAY CO-OP IN COMBINED ARMS
Combined Arms is the Battlefield V co-op experience, where you can improve your skills before taking on multiplayer. In your first Combined Arms endeavor, you’ll attempt a surgical strike on a single objective in eight missions.
STARTING FEBRUARY 21
NEW GRAND OPERATION
Set on the Panzerstorm and Arras maps, a new Grand Operation is coming with Chapter 2. On the French and Belgian countryside, give it your all in Airborne, Breakthrough, and – for the first time in a Grand Operation – Rush mode.
MARCH 7 – MARCH 20
NEW MODE: RUSH
A classic mode returns for a limited time. In Rush, your objective depends on whether you’re on the attacking or defending side. Attackers have a limited amount of respawn tickets and need to arm two bombs before the respawns run out. Defenders need to stop this explosive plan. Play Rush on Twisted Steel, Narvik, and Devastation.
https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/ba ... ng-strikes