Firestorm, the battle royale mode that was revealed with Battlefield 5 back on May 23, 2018, has been launched in a free update and is now live for all Battlefield 5 players to play.
The long-awaited online game mode, which has been popularized by games such as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) and Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale, usually involves 100 players that fight independently, in duos (2 player teams), or in groups of more than 2 players, where the last player or group of players claim the ultimate win. All while being sure to stay on the inner side of a “safe zone” that shrinks periodically as the game progresses to avoid the penalty of losing, which is caused by staying outside the zone for a certain period of time specified by the game.
Firestorm though supports 64 players instead of the usual 100, who are dropped into Halvøy, which DICE says is the biggest map ever in a Battlefield game. It’s estimated to be 10 times larger than Battlefield V’s largest map, Hamada.