Battlefield 5’s first free update puts 17 tanks on one map
Battlefield V’s Tides of War will bring regular free new content to the game over the coming months, and that starts with tomorrow’s Overture update. This will bring the final piece of the game’s single-player War Stories campaign, a new tank-focused multiplayer map, vehicle customisation options, and a brand new practice range where you can improve your skills. We’ve heard plenty of those details already, but you can check out a new trailer for it all below.
The most notable addition for most players will be Panzerstorm, a new tank-focused map set in Belgium. This location will give each team seven vehicle slots, and you can end up allowing a total of 17 tanks on the map, plus additional reinforcements. That’s much more vehicular action than any existing map,
This focus on armoured warfare continues in The Last Tiger, the final chapter of War Staries. Here you control a Nazi commander in charge of a Tiger I tank as the crew faces the last days of World War II. As noted on the PlayStation Blog, the story will see that crew making a last stand while “beginning to question the ideology that brought them to that point.”
There’s a new Practice Range option with a Shooting Trial and Driving Trial, each of which will give you chance to run against various challenges and improve your skills on a modified version of Hamada. This update also marks the launch of vehicle customisation, which will let you tweak the look of your rides.
While this December 4 update won’t change Battlefield V’s TTK – those tweaks are coming later as noted on Reddit – it will include a host of balance changes, including smoother revives and a rebalance for the Medic class. Those sorts of updates along with bigger bouts of new content should mark a strong start for BF5’s next year.