Complimenting last week’s deluge of Battlefield V details during EA’s reveal stream, DICE have unveiled a brand new mode dubbed Airborne. Equipped with parachutes, players drop into battle from above with the aim of destroying specific enemy objectives.
The new mode was introduced late yesterday via Battlefield V’s Twitter account. The tweet explains that Airborne also sees the defending team fend off attackers from capturing artillery positions on the ground.
Say hello to Airborne: a new #Battlefield V mode where you'll parachute into the battlefield and work with your squad to destroy enemy artillery, or defend them and make sure the threat from above is dealt with. pic.twitter.com/Pw9j7isjFe
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) May 31, 2018
The capture and defend dynamic suggests Airborne is similar to on-the-ground objective control modes found in past Battlefield games. However, the parachute element would throw the traditional format on its head, mixing up how attackers approach the objective and potentially bringing a much needed rejigging of tactics.
That’s all we know for the moment. There’s sure to be more details during EA’s E3 showcase on June 9th. In the meantime, the idea of parachuting down into a war torn zone with shells detonating merely feet away and the dynamic weather affecting airborne trajectories sounds mighty inviting.
In similar, yet more technical news, the minimum requirements for the PC version of Battlefield V were announced recently. You’d expect a reasonably beefy machine to run the game if we consider the highly polished graphics displayed in the reveal trailer. In reality, the requirements are very reasonable. Take a gander below:
OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 50GB
If you missed it, Battlefield V hits the shelves on October 19th on the usual selection of consoles and on PC. Set during World War II, the game focuses on the untold and unexplored facets of the conflict, recounting a more personal narrative from the point of view of unique characters as far north as Norway, all the way down to North Africa.