Aside from being set in World War 2 and have cosmetic loot boxes , Battlefield V’s single-player campaign will be similar to Battlefield 1. What this means is Battlefield V’s single-player campaign is a collection of episodic self-contained stories that follow conflicts around the globe.
According to a report from Gamesbeat, who previously stated that Battlefield V would be set in World War 2, now claims that the game’s single-player mode will mimic the structure of Battlefield 1.
“In Battlefield 1, you played one mission as a British tank driver in France, another as an American pilot fighting off a German raid while traveling to London, and a third as a Bedouin rebel working with Lawrence of Arabia. Expect Battlefield V to use this structure to take players to various theaters throughout the second World War,” writes Gamesbeat’s Jeff Grubb.
“The studio is trying to maintain some internal consistencies between Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V, and that may include bringing back voice actors like Katherine Kingsley, a voice announcer in Battlefield 1’s multiplayer mode. On January 22, she posted an image on Instagram of herself in a booth recording new lines for a project that included “#battlefield” in the caption", the post continues.
Furthermore, there will be cooperative play which involves squads of players running through “randomly generated Conquest missions”, though it could expand beyond this.
Finally, Battlefield V could sport similarities to Rainbow Six Siege — allowing players to prone on their backs which could give players more traversal options in competitive multiplayer.
With Battlefield V slated for an October release date we won't be surprised to see an official reveal from EA during or just before E3 2018. But with impending loot box legislation, it will be interesting to see how the company drives home the message that this is indeed free from pay-to-win elements.