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The current trial runs until Sunday October 20 and the final one takes place from October 24-27, coinciding with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Each trial offers access to different multiplayer game modes. The first included Rush, the current one offers Conquest, and the third will feature Grand Operations.
“Engaging in the flag-capping rumbles of Conquest is the most classic way to experience Battlefield’s all-out war,” EA says. “You’ll be able to try the mode on the infantry-focused maps Operation Underground, Rotterdam, Devastation, Marita, and Arras. Complete tasks to earn a coveted weekly reward: the Trench Carbine.”
It also says “an onboarding segment of the Squad Conquest mode and all of the War Stories, the untold and unplayed single-player stories inspired by real WW2 events”, will be available throughout the trial weekends.
Players will be able to unlock rewards as they play and carry their progression over to the full game should they choose to purchase it.
Battlefield V’s Operation Underground map released on October 3. Set in and around the subway tunnels of a war-torn German city, it’s a spiritual successor to Battlefield 3’s Operation Métro map.
DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson recently apologised to a community of players “frustrated and disappointed with the experience across” Battlefield V Chapter 4: Defying the Odds, which introduced a number of game issues the studio has been working to address ever since.
Following a recent delay, a private games feature is now planned for release with Battlefield V’s Chapter 5 Pacific War update, which will also add three new maps, including a modern take on Iwo Jima, and at least seven fresh weapons and gadgets before the end of the year.