Battlefield 5's Next Free Expansion Brings Back Iconic Pacific Maps

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EA has announced Battlefield V‘s next free update–and it is a big one. Chapter 5: War in the Pacific adds new maps, US and Japanese factions, more weapons, and additional pickups.

The new maps in War in the Pacific are reimagined versions of classic Pacific maps, including Iwo Jima and Pacific Storm, both of which will be available at launch. Then in December, EA will introduce perhaps the most-anticipated map: Wake Island. This is one of the most iconic Battlefield maps ever, and it’s exciting to see it finally coming to Battlefield V.

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As for the new weapons, War in the Pacific is adding the M1 Garand rifle, the bolt-action Type 99 Arisaka for the Recon class, and the Type 100 SMG for the Medica class. The final new weapon is the M1919A6, which is a smaller machine gun for the Support class.

These weapons will be available at release on October 31, while others–including the M3 Grease Gun, Nambu Type 2A, Type 97 LMG, and M1918 A2–will be released over time through gameplay rewards. A new gadget, the Lunge Mine–which can destroy tanks–is also headed to Battlefield V with the new War in the Pacific update.

War in the Pacific also introduces two new pickups–the katana and the M2 flamethrower. As with all other Battlefield V pickups, these weapons are found on the map.

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Additionally, there are new vehicles–the M4 Sherman and the Type 97 tanks–coming to Battlefield V with the new update. New amphibious vehicles, the LVT and Ka-Mi Light tanks, are also coming to Battlefield V alongside the speedy MB Jeep and Type 95 car.

In the skies, the Battlefield V update adds the F4U Corsair for US troops and the Zero Fighter for Japanese forces. The update also introduces two new Elites–Jack Culver for US forces and Keisuke Nakamura for the Japanese troops. Elites are special characters that can be purchased with real money but do not impact gameplay.

For more on the big new War in the Pacific update, go to the Battlefield website.

Source: Game Spot Mashup