- How to watch ‘Charmed’ online for free Today 9:00 AM
- How to watch Patriots vs. Chiefs online for free Today 8:15 AM
- This is the ‘Star Wars’ VR experience you’re looking for Today 8:00 AM
- ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ takes viewers on a journey through the four building blocks of a great dish Today 7:00 AM
- How to tell the deep web from the dark web Today 7:00 AM
- How to watch the Saints vs. Rams online for free Today 6:15 AM
- How to watch ‘Supergirl’ online for free Today 6:00 AM
- How to stream the NFL conference championship games Today 5:00 AM
- How to watch Barcelona vs. Leganes online for free Today 1:00 AM
- Daily Stormer founder to turn over personal, financial information in lawsuit Saturday 8:51 PM
- Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ courts controversy Saturday 6:19 PM
- Crowd of MAGA teens attempts to intimidate Native American protester Saturday 4:13 PM
- ‘Generously buttered noodles’ is the bizarre, wholesome meme you didn’t know you needed Saturday 2:07 PM
- All of Machinima’s YouTube videos are gone, stunning creators and fans (updated) Saturday 1:14 PM
- Photo of federal workers conjures Great Depression Saturday 12:24 PM
Battlefield V developer is reportedly prototyping a battle royale mode
If you can’t beat ’em, battle royale ’em.
Following in the footsteps of battle royale sensations like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and now potentially Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, EA DICE is reportedly prototyping a battle royale mode for the upcoming Battlefield V, according to a report by VentureBeat citing an anonymous source with insider knowledge of the studio.
For anyone sleeping under a rock (or maybe just not paying attention to recent gaming trends), the battle royale mode became a popular genre after the early access release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds last year, followed by team-based, horde-mode shooter Fortnite added its own 100-player mode. One player (or teams of up to four) battle to be the last one standing against numerous other players on a single map.
There are few details on DICE’s battle royale mode, including how many players could be duking it out for supremacy. Considering that Battlefield V is likely launching around this fall, it may be unlikely that a battle royale mode will be ready if it’s only in a prototyping phase. Still, it could just as likely be released as a free, downloadable update to the base game later on.
EA declined to comment on VentureBeat’s initial report.
There’s no doubt that EA would love to get a slice of the pie that’s currently earning Fortnite $1 million a day on mobile alone and $126 million in February. Reports of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch abandoning its single-player campaign for a possible battle royale mode can only bolster its fellow competitors to get in on the action.
Joseph Knoop is a gaming writer for Daily Dot, a native Chicagoan, and a slave to all things Overwatch. He co-founded the college geek culture outlet ByteBSU, then interned at Game Informer, and now writes for a bunch websites his parents have never heard of.