Battlefield 5 (opens in new tab)'s take on battle royale, Firestorm, is coming on March 25. EA marked the announcement with a new trailer that follows a squad from airdrop all the way to the final ring; it's way more cinematic than that leaked Battlefield 5 Firestorm tutorial video (opens in new tab), but it should still give you an idea for the Battlefeels plus hard-edged survival moments that are meant to set Firestorm apart from all those other battle royale games.
Find more games like Fortnite (opens in new tab) to play while you wait for Firestorm to arrive.
Firestorm will be a free addition for players across all platforms. If you haven't been keeping up on the premise, the new mode sends 64-players parachuting into a ring of fire to scavenge, shoot, and (maybe) survive. Finding safes or vaults help players unlock momentum-shifting reinforcements like air strikes and frickin' tanks because this is still Battlefield. Firestorm can be played in solo, duo, or four-player squad modes.
EA previously revealed that Battlefield 5 fell short of its initial sales expectations (opens in new tab). I'd be more optimistic about Firestorm revitalizing the game's community five months after launch if EA hadn't also published Apex Legends (opens in new tab) a month ago for free, and if Apex hadn't already racked up more than 25 million players (opens in new tab). I don't know how many of those people are going to stop sharing Mozambique memes (opens in new tab) to give Battlefield 5's late-coming battle royale a shot, especially if the hotly anticipated Apex Legends battle pass (opens in new tab) goes live before Firestorm does.
Sometimes I wonder about what makes EA decide to release things when it does. All that aside, Firestorm is definitely the only battle royale game where you can run over people with a tractor while your friend blows stuff up with an artillery gun hitched to the back of it. That's worth something all by itself.
There's much more on the horizon. See for yourself in our list of new games 2019 (opens in new tab).