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Throw one more on the pile though, as DICE and EA are also considering a similar game mode in the next Battlefield game, now called Battlefield 5. About the rumor about the development of the appropriate mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, it was reported yesterday. And again, it shouldn't shock you to hear that DICE is doing the same thing for Battlefield V.
The Battlefield series is a prime candidate to see a Battle Royale mode.
The mode remains in testing as the studio decides whether to greenlight it for its forthcoming World War II shooter, which makes it unlikely that the mode would make it into the game at launch if approved.More news: Kentucky gov. says "I guarantee" child was sexually assaulted during teacher protests
Per the report by Grubb, if the mode is given the go-ahead by EA, it could end up in the game as a free update, but we'll have to wait and see before we jump the gun on any speculation. Battlefield, on the other hand, is known for much bigger maps, bigger player counts and at least a little more methodical gameplay, so maybe more standard battle royale play would feel at home there.
But EA of all people should be aware of the dangers of chasing trends; the firm was also in on the MOBA craze with its own, Dawngate, but that ended up being cancelled as the market had already solidified with League of Legends and DOTA 2. We wouldn't be surprised at all to learn that Battlefield will get a battle royale mode, but if this source is to be believed, then DICE still has quite a bit of work to do in terms of figuring out exactly how such a mode will work in the final game.