An updated version of the first ever Battlefield map, which appeared in 2002’s Battlefield 1942, Battlefield V’s Wake Island is twice the size of the original.
“Designed to offer players choices for tackling each situation, Wake Island kickstarted the unique and unpredictable sandbox that is Battlefield,” DICE says in the overview trailer above.
“Now, as part of Battlefield V’s live service, our latest free update builds upon that legacy to create the incredible air, land and seas experience we always had in mind.”
DICE says increasing the size of the map has allowed it to create better pacing in games. The expanded map and flatter topography also better suit vehicle gameplay, while the open spaces have been balanced with vegetation and rock formations that provide plenty of cover for sneaking up on opponents.
The most recent Battlefield V update rebalanced most of the game’s weapons. Launched last week, update 5.2 addressed the damage values of weapons over range, “ensuring that there’s now a better variety of options to help suit different styles of gameplay for each class.”
And on Monday DICE launched Battlefield V’s Community Games feature, which enables players to create and play on customised servers with specific settings.