EA and Dice seem to be pretty busy with Battlefield V these days, and now they rolled out a trailer that goes into all the nitty-gritty details of the iconic map Wake Island, which is coming to their shooter next week, more precisely on 12 December. What a trailer, too!
As the two immediately mention, Wake Island was the first Battlefield 1942 map ever to be released, and the combination of quality and sentimental value ensured that it's often revisited in the Battlefield franchise. In fact, the trailer will take you through the map's evolution, all the way to what looks like a quite glorious revision for Battlefield V.
Wake Island's versatility of engagement is still intact, and you'll be duking it out over land, air and sea. "Get up-close, attack straight on, or flank the enemy using amphibious vehicles. Whether you're invading or defending, the open sandbox design offers multiple approaches to any situation", EA wrote.
Battlefield V's version of Wake Island, however, comes at twice the size of the original, as the dev aimed to create better pacing in matches. Dice claim they've taken great care to provide ample cover for foot soldiers to hide behind, although snipers are still likely to have a ball here.
Vehicle enthusiasts will probably love Wake Island too, as the bigger surface area means much more freedom for your land, air and sea battles.
Dice claim that the Wake Island update will also add tweaks of the previously released maps, Iwo Jima and Pacific Storm, as they've learned a lot since their launch, not least thanks to the great response by the Battlefield V community.
Dice and EA also announced Community Games for Battlefield V, which will let you create own playlists and modes, but their TTK changes don't seem to be going down very well with the community.