Battlefield V 2019 Roadmap Announced: New Maps, Pacific Theater, And More

Electronic Arts announced the roadmap of Battlefield V content updates for 2019 including Chapters 4 and 5 during EA Play 2019 in Hollywood.

Here is the rundown, via Electronic Arts:

  • Ending in June – Chapter 3: Trial by Fire
    • Outpost – New Mode: Weekly Experience
    • Firestorm – Update
  • June 27 to August – Chapter 4: Defying the Odds
    • June 27 – New Map: Al Sundan, New Weapons
    • July – New Map: Marita, New Weapons
    • August – New Career Rank: Reach 500, Two New Maps Tailored for Intimate Infantry COmbat: Provence and Lofoten Islands
  • September
    • New Feature: Private Games
  • October
    • New Map: Operation Underground
  • Starting Fall 2019 – Chapter 5
    • Before 2020: Three New Maps Including Iwo Jima
    • New Factions: U.S. and Japan
    • Before 2020: At Least Seven New Weapons and Gadgets
    • New Vehicles Including Boats

And here is the detailed summary of the new content:

Al Sundan: Desert Fights on a Vast New Map

We know you’ve been hungry for more maps. Therefore, we were pleased to reveal that a lot of fresh fighting grounds are being cooked up. First stop: The North African desert. Coming in June, the Al Sundan map is based on the vista used in the single player War Story Under No Flag.

Optimized for all-out multiplayer action, the location focuses on large distances, vehicle-based teamplay, and battles across all ranges. Al Sundan is classic Battlefield. We can’t wait to let you play it.

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Marita: Infantry-Focused Map Coming in July

Following the release of the Mercury map, the Battle of Greece will continue with Marita. Here, you’ll deploy on a sloping mountain ridge and within the tight streets of a rural town, where Allied forces are making a last stand to halt the Axis army.

Marita is an infantry-focused map, where all four soldier classes will be able to shine. Tanks and aircraft will stand aside for intense infantry gunfights and sneaky flanks in the cobbled streets. We look forward to letting you tackle this vertical environment as the Battle of Greece rages on.

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Operation Underground: Fast Action Below Street Level

Fans of the classic Operation Métro map are in for a treat as we lifted the veil on another upcoming map: Operation Underground. Inspired by the fan-favorite Battlefield 3 map, it will deliver tight, infantry-focused action with more flexibility and new, fun ways to get around. The areas will be diverse, and different playstyles will be supported, as you fight through urban streets, courtyards, the plaza area, service tunnels, train platforms, and more. This one’s coming in October.

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Two New Close-Quarter Maps

Destroy an explosives production factory in Lofoten Islands. Unseat the Axis occupation in Provence. With Chapter 4: Defying the Odds, two new and intense close-quarter maps are coming to Battlefield V. By popular demand, we’re bringing more maps to players craving tighter types of multiplayer. Specially tailored for intimate infantry combat, the new battlefields will challenge your squad in unique ways. Teamwork, skill, and adaptation are your keys to victory.

Ongoing Improvements to Firestorm

If you’re a battle royale fan, our dedication to keep fanning the flames of Halvøy was more good news. Regular Firestorm updates will be coming, across both maps and systems. The first update will unveil new weapons, custom skins, squad respawn, improvements to the loot system, and matchmaking, and a brand-new landmark called The Dome. This drops mid-June.

Battlefield V Added to The Vault

Another pleasant announcement: starting June 8, you can play Battlefield V in the EA Access and Origin Access Vault. Battlefield V will also be available through EA Access on PlayStation 4 when it launches next month.

Deploy in the Pacific in Chapter 5

Last, but far from least, was an exciting reveal: Battlefield V will reach the Pacific this fall with Chapter 5!

The Pacific Theater has been part of the Battlefield DNA ever since the game-changing debut of Battlefield 1942. Now, we’re crafting the ultimate reimagining of the conflict. As the U.S. and Japan enter the fight, expect additional maps, including a modern take on an absolute Battlefield classic: Iwo Jima. You’ll be able to use amphibious units to pummel the war-ridden shores and an expanded arsenal to rouse your squad to victory.

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Battlefield V is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Tired Of Actually Playing Battlefield V? “Time Savers” Are On The Way!

If you thought that Battlefield V was in bad shape and that EA & Dice were scrambling to appease the community (especially since Firestorm came and went with a whimper), you were dead wrong! Starting April 4th, a new in-game currency is coming to the game called Battlefield Currency. It’s a hot new way of spending more money to play less of a game you already paid money for in the first place. It’s called capitalism, and I love it.

Here’s what the masters at EA have to say:

Starting on April 4, we are introducing Battlefield Currency, which is purchased with real-world money.

The balanced rock-paper-scissors gameplay that has always been the foundation of the Battlefield series isn’t going anywhere. Player skill will continue to be paramount with the addition of Battlefield Currency, which gives players more ways to acquire items to customize their characters and arsenal in Battlefield™ V.

Let’s break down Battlefield Currency, how to obtain it, and what you can get to help make a soldier that reflects the way you play and how you want to look.

What is Battlefield Currency?
There are two types of in-game currency: Company Coin is earned through gameplay (you can read more about Company Coin and progression in our previous article), and now Battlefield Currency, purchased with real-world money.

How Do I Purchase Battlefield Currency?
From the Battlefield V main menu, go to either My Company, or the Armory, or any offer featured in the game menus. From there, press the “Get Battlefield Currency” option and then select and buy one of the quantities available. When the transaction is successful, Battlefield Currency will be immediately added to your Battlefield Currency balance. You can see your Battlefield Currency balance in the upper right of the screen alongside your Company Coin balance.

Battlefield Currency can also be purchased in first-party stores for your preferred platform.

What Can I Use Battlefield Currency to Get?
Inside the Armory, Battlefield Currency can be used to acquire:

  • Cosmetic customization items
  • Elite sets
  • Time savers

Elite sets and time savers will not be available on April 4 but will arrive later in Battlefield V.

Welcome to the future of Video Game monetization! I’m just kidding, this has been the new norm for a while now, I don’t what I’m making a big deal about. Gimme all your money!

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New AMD drivers will offer more more FPS in AC: Odyssey, Improved support for Apex Legends, Division II

AMD rolled out new ‘Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.1 driver’ today. What seems to be a reply to Nvidia’s new RTX DLSS optimisation, the new AMD driver offers improved support and performance in several games.

EA’s new ‘Free to Play’ Battle Royale.

The new driver’s main focus is EA’s “PUBG/Fortnite killer” Apex Legends, which is a ‘free-to-play’ battle royale developed by the same studio that developed Titanfall.
The patch notes report that AMD has improved support for this new game.

Another title getting ‘more support’ is Tom Clancy’s: The Division II which is being bundled as a free game on purchase of any eligible GPU or CPU from AMD.
Moreover, as a fairly interesting improvement, AMD claims a 5 percent more FPS in AC: Odyssey on Vega 64.

5 percent more performance on Assassin’s Creed title on RX Vega 64.

The update has also improved compatibility with Battlefield V and fixed several bugs that Anthem players were reportedly facing. Other than this, there are numerous minor bugs that were smashed. Find the complete patch notes here.

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Top 10 Best PC Games of 2018 | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

The PC market has always had games that are both visual treats and retro aesthetics. This year we had some really good games on PC that either showcased the power of the system or to showcase that there’s still some great indie games. Let’s take a look at our top 10 PC games of 2018 that we feel you should play on your PC.

  1. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Lara Croft is back, and this time she’s brought the apocalypse with her. After accidentally starting the end of the world, Lara now has to track down the notorious Trinity organization to make sure they don’t get their hands on the artifacts that have the power to reshape the world.
  2. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

    Deadfire 
    is the sequel to Obsidian’s critically acclaimed RPG, Pillars of Eternity. It focuses on seafaring and island exploration via a ship. Crews can also be hired to look over them, and assist in ship combat. Class based gameplay returns, with each class having three optional sub-classes with unique skills.
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Call of Duty has made a triumphant comeback, with boots on the ground multiplayer and Blackout is easily the best Battle Royale mode around right now.

  4. Battlefield V

    RTX debacles aside, Battlefield V is a pretty enjoyable Battlefield game. Though it no longer retains the same strategic depth as Battlefield 3 & 4, it is definitely a big step up from Battlefield 1. There are some standout maps, the weapons feels great, and the game is a delight to look at, even without RTX.

  5. Hitman 2

    Everyone’s favourite assassin is back with a vengeance. Not to spoil too much, but did you know you can kill people by placing a rake in their path? It’s genius, really. Also, to no one’s surprise, the first elusive target is none other than Sean Bean, so fun times galore.

  6. Return of the Obra Dinn

    From the makers of Papers, Please comes another unique, impressive title in the form of a murder mystery. Playing as an insurance agent on an abandoned ship, your job is to piece together the story behind the disappearance of the crew. The visual style of the game is quite novel and refreshing, and so is the story and gameplay.

  7. Into The Breach

    Into The Breach
    is an incredible turn-based strategy game, from the team behind FTL: Faster Than Light. The game is set in the far future where humanity fights against an army of giant monsters collectively called the Vek. To combat them, the player controls soldiers that operate giant mechs that can be equipped with a variety of weapons, armor, and other equipment. The game uses a turn-based combat system, allowing the player to coordinate the actions of their team in response to enemy moves and actions that serve to telegraph their attacks.
  8. Dead Cells

    For people who like super hard games (alternatively, people who hate themselves), Dead Cells is an absolute must play. To put it simply, the game is a rogue-like metroidvania, with procedurally generated levels and impressive pixel art visuals. And brutal, unforgiving gameplay. Seriously, you’ll die a lot.
  9. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Kingdom Come is a story driven RPG drenched in painstaking detail, though sometimes to the point of annoyance. It focuses a lot on historical accuracy, set in the medieval times in the kingdom of Bohemia. The visuals are jaw dropping, and you get complete choice over what gameplay style you want to follow. Also, it’s hard. Like, really hard.
  10. Forza Horizon 4

    Forza Horizon 4’s
    take on the United Kingdom landscape is a breathtaking one. The open terrain, dynamic weather and the change of seasons all culminate in a memorable experience, making it the best racing game to come out this year.

So those were our picks for the best PC games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

Battlefield V: New Update Promises 50% Performance Boost for Ray Tracing

Battlefield V was one of the first games to get Ray Tracing technology implemented in it but suffered from massive drops in performance. Battlefield V’s new update aims to fix the performance issue with Ray Tracing.

This new update comes alongside Nvidia’s new driver release since both DICE and Nvidia worked closely to help iron out issues and increase performance. This new driver is optimized for Battlefield V and aims to deliver up to 50% performance boost when using Ray Tracing. The Overture update for Battlefield V will also feature optimization for the game which means that with the new driver and update, you should see a considerable increase in performance when using Ray Tracing.

Here is how Nvidia claims that the new driver and game update will perform:

  • GeForce RTX 2080 Ti gamers will now be able to achieve 60+ FPS at 1440presolution with DXR Raytraced Reflections set to Ultra quality.
  • GeForce RTX 2080 gamers will now be able to achieve 60+ FPS at 1440presolution with DXR Raytraced Reflections set to Medium quality.
  • GeForce RTX 2070 gamers will now be able to achieve 60+ FPS at 1080presolution with DXR Raytraced Reflections set to Medium quality.

With these improvements, Nvidia has also stated that image quality will not be affected when it comes to the newer update and visual fidelity should still remain the same depending on what setting you use. DICE did previously say that they were exploring the idea of a more tunable settings options for Ray Tracing so that players could fine tune the specific settings to their liking while also being able to further increase performance when using Ray Tracing.

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Battlefield V Tips & Tricks To Dominate The Enemy

Battlefield V is now available for those with EA Origin Access Premiere. If you want to get ahead of the crowd, here are a few tips to help you get started and gain an edge over others.

Bait Enemy Tanks

People in tanks tend to get a false sense of security, especially against those on foot. You can use this to your advantage by baiting tanks into places where you have set up traps or mines. Similarly, if you are in a Tank try to stick to unexpected routes and don’t chase after someone, they could be setting you up.

Create your own paths

The environment can be your best friend if used properly. Is a wall or building blocking your way? Tear through it. Use this to flank enemies and set up unusual spots that will get enemies off guard. You can even make openings of your own and using them to push tanks forward without getting trapped y enemies. Use the environment as much as you can.

Class Importance

The class you play as must also be in sync with your play style. If you pick the Assault class, go on the frontline and get those kills, if you’re Recon, mark enemies and stay back and pick off opponents one by one. However, during a match, you may have to switch classes to help your team so don’t be afraid to do see if the match calls for it. Being flexible will give you an advantage so while you should have one main class, try not to neglect the other because you might need to use them in the hour of need.

Customize your weapon

As you level up your class you also level up your weapons. This unlocks specializations and upgrades which can make your weapons faster and stronger. This is why you should have a main class that you use primarily while also not neglecting other classes so that you can have the other unlocks too and not be at a disadvantage if you ever need to switch classes.

Play The Objective

People tend to get greedy and play for kills but try not to do that. It is a team based game and if you win you get more experience. If you play according to the role of your class like Reviving fallen allies as a medic, you will gain more experience because you’re playing the way a Medic should and will level up faster. Playing the Objective of the game mode and your role will benefit you and your whole team so always prioritize the objective.

Those are just a few tips to help you in the right direction when playing Battlefield V online. If you’d like to play the game before the release on November 20th, check out the link below

Steps To Play Battlefield V Early Than Global Release

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Battlefield V PC System Requirements Revealed – Is Your PC Ready?

Battlefield V is about to release very soon with the ability to play the game from 9th November if you have a PC or Xbox. With the release so near, DICE decided to release the official system requirements for the game on Reddit.

Minimum

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560 / HD 7850 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

Recommended

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

Recommended For DXR

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809)
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 8700
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
  • DirectX: DirectX Raytracing Compatible video card
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

DXR is DirectX Ray Tracing and from the looks of it will require a powerful system to be able to play the game properly if you want to use Ray Tracing. RAM requirements have increased from 12GB to 16GB, so have CPU Requirements with a jump from the i7 4790 and Ryzen 1300X to the i7 8700 and Ryzen 2700. Does your system have what it takes to run it? IF you have a decent modern budget build, I’d say you’re good to go.

If you would like to know how to play Battlefield earlier than the global release date, click here.

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Battlefield V Launch Maps Trailer

Electronic Arts and DICE have released a new trailer for Battlefield V introducing the multiplayer maps that will be available when the game launches, which include the battlefields of France, Holland, Norway, and North Africa.

Battlefield V is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin on November 20.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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Steps To Play Battlefield V Early Than Global Release

EA’s Battlefield V officially releases on 20th November however you can play it before. Here are the steps To Play Battlefield V Early Than Global Release, if you want to.

The image above does a good job of describing when and how you can get access to the game. PC and Xbox Users can get the game the earliest on November 9th. PC Users must have EA Origin Access Premier which will give them access to the full game on 9th itself along with the Deluxe Edition extras. The basic version of Origin Access(EA Acess on Xbox) gives PC Users and Xbox users access to the game on 9th as well however it is only the 10-hour trial version and not the full game. There is no way for PlayStation users to get the game on 9th November.

If you have pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition, then all platform owners can get access to the game on November 15th. And then those who have pre-ordered the standard edition get the game on its release date on November 20th.

If you’ve enjoyed the game’s beta and can’t wait to get your hands on the game then you could spend some extra money to play it early and get your fix however, it’s just better to wait till November 20th for a lot of the issues to be reported and ironed out, along with the day one patch for a better overall experience.

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Battlefield V Roadmap Announced

As you embark on your journey across the Tides of War, enjoy new modes, battlefields, gear additions, and more coming with each chapter.

Every Chapter Brings a New Battlefield

With eight maps set in frozen landscapes, desert heat, and everything in between, eight exciting game modes, single-player War Storiesoutstanding gunplaya wide arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and gadgets, progression, customization, Specializations for weapons and vehicles, and much more – you’ll have tons to do at the November 20 launch of Battlefield V.

However, that is just the beginning. There’s also everything coming in Tides of War, the live service for Battlefield V.

As the Tides of War journey kicks off, each of its chapters will evolve and expand the battlefield. What will this mean to you as a player? Starting off in broad terms, below is what you can look forward to post-launch.

Evolving Gameplay:
 Thrilling ways of experiencing Battlefield V will be added through fresh Fortifications, and Reinforcements. Iconic WW2 hardware like vehicles, weapons, and gadgets will also be added.

New Experiences: Play through a new single-player War Story dubbed The Last Tiger, co-op with a friend in Combined Arms, do battle royale the Battlefield™ way in Firestorm, experience new game modes and Grand Operations, and hone your skills in the upcoming Practice Range.

An Expanding World: You’ll get to deploy on fresh maps as chapters bring new battlefields. Shortly after launch, this starts with Belgium and the Panzerstorm map with tank-focused gameplay, expanding to the battlefields of Greece – and the journey will continue.

Game Improvements: Quality of life updates will regularly improve Battlefield V, fix bugs, and balance the game.

Chapter 1: Overture (Early December – January)

Roughly two weeks after Battlefield V’s release, we kick off Tides of War and its first chapter.

Chapter 1: Overture brings the Panzerstorm map, where the German mechanized war machine plunges into Belgium, smashing into Allied defensive forces. On this tank-focused arena, you’ll roll across ridges, ditches, and elevated roads with a massive force of armor, carving a path of destruction through the countryside.

The first chapter also lets you take on an addition to our single-player War Stories: The Last Tiger. In it, a lone Tiger Tank crew begins to question the ideology that got them to this point.

During this period, we’ll add the initial iteration of Practice Range to Battlefield V. A seat of learning or just messing around, this area will contain trials to work on your shooting, driving, and flying. Based on the Hamada map, this is an environment that can’t kill you – until someone finds the Friendly Fire button, that is.

You’ll get to explore Vehicle Customization when Chapter 1 starts, too. Stand out on the battlefield with stunning tank skins and make your mark on the skies with plane skins and nose art decals.

The Overture brings weekly events and rewards that will keep highlighting the finer details of Battlefield V gameplay. Each event brings a series of challenges that lets you earn new Tides of War rewards. Also, look forward to the rewards for each time you level up your chapter rank.

Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes (January – March)

With Lightning Strikes arriving early next year, the Tides of War continue – this time with a focus on vehicle warfare and rapid infantry movement. The chapter brings to life the fear created by the Axis war machine through original content and challenges built around vehicle play.

Combined Arms: Join forces with up to three friends and take on the co-op experience of Combined Arms. In a series of Combat Strike missions across several maps, you and your squad will fight against AI components in various challenges.

During the chapter, two game modes will be added to Battlefield V. A revamped Rush is one of them. Say goodbye to MCOM stations and hello to bombs as you take on this classic, only available during Lightning Strikes.

Speaking of classic modes, in Squad Conquest, you’ll take on the most iconic way to play Battlefield – but in a more intense way. Only 16 players – two squads per team – will fight for map domination.

Like Chapter 1, Lightning Strikes also brings weekly events and rewards, along with chapter rank-up goodies.


Chaper 3: Trial by Fire (Starting in March)

Battle Royale comes to Battlefield with Firestorm and the war reaches Greece as the third Tides of War chapter is unleashed in the Spring.

Firestorm: During spring, DICE and Criterion start the fire with Battlefield V’s battle royale experience. Firestorm elevates the mode by bringing in the best of what Battlefield is known for. Mix a shrinking playing field with trademark Battlefield elements such as team play, powerful vehicles, and destruction, and you get many unique Battlefield moments coming your way.

Greece map: Join a massive aerial invasion along the Cretan coast. The Allied side is desperate to cling to the island under attack by the Axis, attempting to break through the British defenses air superiority and paratroops. This map brings all-out war defined by a power struggle between tank control versus air superiority.

Again, just like the other chapters, Trial by Fire will let you tackle weekly events to earn rewards, and as you progress through the chapter, further unlocks await.

Ways to Play Beyond Chapter 3

Beyond the first chapters, even more experiences will come your way as the battlefields keep evolving. Stay tuned for info on new locations, new weapons, new vehicles, and more. Until then, we hope you look forward to the first exciting months of Battlefield V and its expanding worlds.

 

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