Firestorm, Battlefield 5’s take on the popular battle royale genre, is scheduled to arrive on Monday. Just days ahead of Firestorm’s launch, Electronic Arts has released an official gameplay trailer to give players a taste of what’s to come. You can watch the full Battlefield 5 Firestorm gameplay trailer below.
Today’s gameplay trailer shows off a little bit of everything, from vehicles and gunplay, to loot drops and objectives. The trailer does a decent job at showcasing the sheer scale of Firestorm’s enormous map, Halvøy, the largest map in Battlefield history.
Battlefield 5 Firestorm Gameplay Trailer
Firestorm doesn’t stray too far from the battle royale formula. The goal is to outrun the “firestorm,” the ring of fire that consumes the outskirts of the map. The flames gradually push players toward one another in an ever-shrinking safe zone. Players can squad up with friends or try their luck solo to earn their place as the last players standing.
While the scramble for loot is par for the course in any battle royale game, one feature that helps set Firestorm apart is the sheer variety of vehicles. From tanks and helicopters, to sports cars and cherry-red tractors, Firestorm has plenty of vehicles to keep players moving.
Vehicles have their own limitations, however. Tanks, cars, and other vehicles come with small amounts of ammunition and fuel, just enough to get things rolling. It’s up to the player to find Jerry Cans and ammo throughout the map to ensure the longevity of their ride.
Aside from simply trying to survive, players can also partake in a number of objectives that reward different types of weapons and items. Objectives range from simple loot areas, to Vehicle Lockups and Resupply Points, which involve securing a capture location. “Fend off other would-be capturers to gain the spoils within, like a tank or fully decked-out weapons,” says EA’s Firestorm objectives page.
Firestorm will launch on Monday, March 25 as a free update for all Battlefield 5 owners. Firestorm comes as part of Battlefield 5’s Chapter 3: Trial by Fire content update.