Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Dice today revealed that Battlefield V's War in the Pacific chapter kicks off next week, on October 31.
War in the Pacific moves the action away from Europe, enriching Battlefield V's factions roster with the US and Japanese armies, while also adding new weapons, vehicles and classic maps.
Battlefield V War in the Pacific
War in the Pacific is set to launch with two maps: Pacific Storm, which harkens back to Battlefield 4's Paracel Storm, and Iwo Jima, featured in Battlefield 1942. Wake Island, another classic Battlefield map, will be released in December.
New factions means new hardware and players will have a bunch of new tools to dispatch opponents with ranging from katanas to the iconic M1 Garand, ping included. Alongside the M1, which will likely be an Assault class weapon, Recon players will get the Type 99 Arisaka bolt-action rifle, Medics get the Type 100 SMG, while the support class gets the M1919A6 meduim machine gun.
Further down the line, the M3 Grease Gun, Nambu Type 2A, Type 97 LMG, and M1918 A2 will also make an appearance. As far as Battle Pickups go, War in the Pacific brings the katana and M2 Flamethrower to Battlefield V.
Given the geography of the battlefield, boats will finally be introduced to Battlefield V, as will the M4 Sherman and Type 97 tanks, but also the LVT and Ka-Mi light amphibious tanks.
You can read all the details about Battlefield V's War in the Pacific chapter over on the title's website.
Battlefield V is out now on PC, Xbox One and PS4. A Free Weekend is scheduled between November 1 and November 4, right after War in the Pacific launches.