DICE has detailed some of the new multiplayer modes we’ll be playing this Fall. As the title is centered on WW2, DICE has worked to create modes to highlight the sense desperation and urgency. Grand Operations represent the new, large scale multiplayer mode at the center of Battlefield V.
Grand Operations is the ultimate multiplayer experience, designed to seamlessly showcase the maps and modes of Battlefield™ V. Each Grand Operation presents a powerful narrative experience inspired by historical events. You can deploy in Grand Operations at launch and as part of Tides of War, the Battlefield V live service where you’ll fight across other unseen and unplayed battlefields of World War 2.
Grand Operations is our upgraded version of Operations in Battlefield™ 1 – but now much greater than the sum of its parts. This modular experience takes players across fictional in-operation “days,” where each day is represented by a round played on a combination of a map and mode that brings the narrative to life. The actions you, your squad, and your team take on day one will have a direct impact on the narrative and gameplay start of day two, which in result will impact day three, and so on.
Play well on the first day and deploy with an adequate supply of ammo or vehicles when the map shifts, for example. Do poorly, and you’ll deploy the next day with perhaps fewer respawns, vehicles, or other resources.
Another important change is how each play session ensures all players get to play all featured locations – no more getting stopped by an overwhelming defense on that first point. Most Grand Operations in Battlefield V consist of three in-operation days – about an hour of total game time – but some may last longer if the score is close.
Battlefield V is all about World War 2 as you’ve never seen it before. While we’ve set out to deliver just that, we’ve also preserved iconic WW2 experiences, such as parachuting on to the battlefield through a barrage of flak fire to spearhead an invasion.
Each Grand Operation starts with an insertion, and in the Norway Operation this is represented through our new mode exclusive to Grand Operations: Airborne.
Airborne centers around a group of artillery cannons that the attacking team will try to destroy, while the defenders try to prevent this from happening. The attackers enter the action from waves of airplanes, and each attacker decides when and where to eject. Once your boots hit the ground, work with your squad to locate bombs and destroy enemy defenses. Playing the objective can determine the success of the invasion.
If defending, you’ll enter the map at the artillery cannons that are not yet destroyed. Plot your best build through clever placement of towable weapons, fortifications, or anti-air guns. Adapt and overcome – if you succeed, the enemy’s element of surprise will be lost, and their next day will be much harder.
Your successes and failures in Grand Operations determine the appearance of Final Stand. If the two factions are evenly-matched, you’ll find yourself in this nail-biting, tie-breaking mode to determine the winner.
In Final Stand, players will not be able to respawn, so the heat is most definitely on. A team will lose when all its players are wiped. The amount of ammo – if any – will be determined by the previous in-game day’s events.
With ammo and health almost depleted, your objective is clear: fight to the bitter end. No one walks away until the fight is settled, so leave it all on the battlefield.
You can find the official post from DICE along with information on the rest of the multiplayer modes here: BFV Multiplayer Full Details
Battlefield V is shaping up very well and from we played at E3, it’s everything you’ve come to expect from Battlefield but with more polish and a greater since of squad play. We’re really excited to play the new Grand Operations mode and we can imagine Final Stand providing a unique spin on the “one life, one wins” modes we know will be popping up everywhere over the next few years.