Wednesday, 14 November 2018 18:50

REVIEW: Battlefield V (Xbox One)

Written by SuBZeRO2k
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Set in WWII, Battlefield V is EA’s latest installment in the Battlefield franchise.

Now, right away i’m going to say, Battlefield V is one of the better feeling Battlefield games i’ve played in a long time. I sound surprised right? Well I am. When I played the BETA not that long ago I just wasn’t enjoying it for some reason. The game just didn’t feel right.

Fast forward to today and i’m finding myself playing more Battlefield V than I am Call of Duty. Not only does this game play great, it looks beautiful on the Xbox One X.. Before I talk more about how the games plays and feels, lets touch on the Single Player portion of Battlefield V.


First seen in Battlefield 1, War Stories makes a return in Battlefield V. Each campaign tells a different story from a side of war that you don’t often hear about. One minute you might be a young member of the Norwegian resistance and then in another War Story you're put in the shoes of a soldier fighting on the African front.

Each War Story drops you into an open world map that’s filled with all kinds of vehicles, enemies, weapons and opportunities making each play through a little different. While the game pushes you towards one direction and usually likes to take you down the path that requires the stealthy approach, exploration and experimentation can sometimes be more interesting. Though keep in mind, taking the not so stealthy approach can alert nearby enemies who will then rush over to a radio antenna and try and raise the alarm. This normally doesn’t end well for you at all so taking him out before he reaches that radio is very important.

So while Call of Duty has stepped away from a single player campaign this time around, Battlefield V should have players lining up to play this AAA campaign to fill that gap.


Multiplayer, where do I start? As mentioned before, the gunplay and combat feels very smooth and responsive. The maps are all very fun to play on, and look absolutely amazing, thanks to the latest version of Dice's Frostbite engine, giving players a real feel for each location. Every location also brings its own unique set of landmark-based challenges such as the giant suspension bridge in the map, Twisted Steel or the tight corridors in-between mountains on the map, Narvik.

As for game modes, all the well known classics return, Team Deathmatch, Conquest and Domination. There are also some new modes to spice things up a little. Breakthrough, which is similar to Conquest but instead the map is split up into sections that one team tries to take over while the opposition defends. Then we have Grand Operations which is spin on Battlefield 1's Operations mode where players engage in an ongoing battle over four in-game days.

Something new to the Battlefield franchise and a very welcome addition is the new fortification system. This gives players the ability to assist your team by laying down sandbags, razor wire and resupply stations in pre-determined locations around the map. The added bonus to this is that any player/class can do this. These Fortifications can be very useful whether you're attacking or defending and don’t require any resources to build.

Battlefield V still has all the normal bits and pieces you’ve become a custom to, calling out orders, helping out teammates by throwing them health and ammo. Something that’s a little different is players can now revive each other even if they aren’t a Medic. Characters can also be customised along with their race, gender and looks. Most of the customisation options though don’t offer to much and mainly consist of clothing options and even weapoin camos.


So how does Battlefield V fair from the game before it? To be honest, it’s much the same. Don’t get me wrong, Battlefield V is a great game with some new, much welcomed features and mechanics. And with Battlefield 1 to me feeling a little slow due to the WWI era weapons but Battlefield V feels like a much faster game which is keeping coming back for more.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 4.5 / 5.0
  • Release Date: 20th November 2018
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBOX ONE
  • Developer: EA DICE, Criterion Software
  • Publisher: EA Games
  • Genre: FPS, Multiplayer, Action