I know, right? Who saw that coming? DICE has confirmed a Battlefield 5 (opens in new tab) battle royal mode will be part of this year's game, promising the mode will be 'reimagined for Battlefield’.
We won't be hearing much until later in the year apparently, according to the reveal at the EA E3 2018 press conference (opens in new tab). But the studio has promised that the mode will be "reimagined with the core pillars of destruction, team play, and vehicles" in a tweet on the new Battlefield 5 battle royale mode:
Royale is coming to #Battlefield V, reimagined with the core pillars of destruction, team play, and vehicles. It will be unlike anything you’ve played before, and we’ll have more to talk about later this year.Watch the EA PLAY #Battlefield V livestream: https://t.co/heygNXz18W pic.twitter.com/eza6YLRarxJune 9, 2018
It's obviously the year for battle royale modes as Fortnite (opens in new tab) continues to dominate the world and dance moves alike - especially with the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 battle royale (opens in new tab) mode providing direct competition on the triple A shooter bandwagon jumping.
What will be interesting is how the very team based systems of Battlefield 5 - the vehicles and so on - will translate to the last man standing of battle royale. Of all the shooters planning to make the jump, Battlefield 5 is potentially the most reliant on people working together. We could maybe find more at either the Sony or Xbox E3 2017 conferences but by the sounds of the reveal it'll be a surprise for later.