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Battlefield V's new map Mercury finally has a release date

Published: 16:11, 27 May 2019
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EA and Dice have confirmed that a new Mediterranean map named Mercury will finally arrive to Battlefield V on 30 May 2019 as a free update, part of Chapter 3: Trial By Fire. Judging by the reveal trailer, it will be a smaller map.

Battlefield V is set to introduce another batch of free content as part of Chapter 3: Trial by Fire live service. The latest addition will be the long-awaited Mediterranean map, named Mercury. 

The new map was officially revealed with a short trailer and it's scheduled to drop in just a few days, on Thursday, 30 May 2019. As you can see from the shots, it's a pretty good looking map, with clear skies, beaches and turquoise colour water. 

We already got to see a couple of teasers for the new map, but this is the first, proper reveal where we get a glimpse of gameplay and overall map size. Speaking about the size, judging by the trailer, Mercury won't be a large map.

If you want to take a closer look at the new map, the reveal trailer above shows what happens once you put 64 players with all sorts of weapons and vehicles on such a lovely coastal town - total destruction.

Anway, Mercury is based on the real-life events that occurred in World War 2 during Operation Mercury, better known as the Battle of Crete. The focus is on asymmetrical combat, something we didn't see much in the new Battlefield. 

British forces will take on the axis with tanks and small air cover while Germans and Italians will control the skies. Unfortunately, EA and Dice are yet to reveal details about this map, so we don't know much about it. However, more details are expected in the official patch notes that should arrive once the update drops on Thursday.

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In other Battlefield V news, EA and Dice found themselves in midst of controversy earlier this month. The developer and publisher pulled free Pit Crew cosmetic skin that was originally available for free and reintroduced it as a purchasable item. More on that here .

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