What happens if you fall into a burning ring of fire? It’s a given that you’ll fall down, down, down while the flames climb higher and that doubtless burns, burns, burns. What many don’t expect is that you’ll then lark about on a big red tractor with your pals and blast other firefools to pieces with some serious artillery. That’s how it’ll go in Firestorm, the battle royale mode coming to Battlefield V – on March 25th, EA confirmed today. You can see this antics and banter in a neat-o new trailer which also answers the question “What if Talking Heads had replaced bassist Tina Weymouth with Battlefield bwomps?”
A tutorial video which apparently leaked last week explained much more about how Firestorm plays, but all I need to know is: yes, load the lads into the bantsmobile for some right monkeyshines. I like when battle royale games and modes, especially ‘realistic’-looking ones, acknowledged they’re fundamentally about shouting “OI OIIIII!” while crashing a tractor.
Firestorm will launch with 64-player rumbles in solo and four-player squads modes, with a duos mode to follow in April. EA are vague about what else they plan to add after Firestorm’s launch, muttering about “new features and improvements” on its page. Stuff.