During EA's Play press conference, DICE announced Battlefield V will feature its own take on the battle royale genre.
DICE didn’t share any other details about Battlefield V’s battle royale mode, other than to say that it will feature the same focus on team-play, destruction, and vehicles that the series is known for, and that it will share more later this year. The mode was added because developers at DICE have been fans of PUBG and Fortnite. In an interview with Gamespot, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson explained his reasoning.
"I would be lying [if I said] there weren't people in the studio that would play [battle royale games] a lot," Gustavsson said with a laugh. "We enjoy it. It's good fun, and it brings a new perspective."
Gustavsson explained that the new mode wasn't added via corporate mandate or executive meddling and was because they thought battle royale was fun. DICE also once again reiterated that Battlefield V will feature absolutely no lootboxes or premium passes, and that “everyday will bring something new” to the game. Battlefield V releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19.