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Developed by Criterion Games in collaboration with series creator DICE, the 64-player mode challenges participants to be the last man (solo) or squad (four players at launch, with a duos option to follow in April) standing as a ring of fire encroaches on the battlefield.
The action plays out on the franchise’s biggest map yet, Halvøy. The snow-covered peninsula is ten times the size of Battlefield V’s largest map, Hamada, so handily you’ll be able to traverse it not only on foot but in 17 vehicles too, including a helicopter, a tractor, and the amphibious Schwimmwagen.
“The map is characterised by 12 landmarks that function as desirable loot locations,” EA says. “With so much real estate, the map favours the dirt, but fighting in the surrounding ocean or the sky above carries tactical advantages.”
Players will be tasked with claiming objectives to unlock powerful loot, from tanks to cruise missiles.
“Firestorm brings true Battlefield destruction to the battle royale genre, making for unparalleled moments and unique tactical opportunities,” according to the game’s publisher. “No more camping in buildings when a V-1 rocket can blow your house in.”