Battlefield 5 Will Have a Full Single-Player Campaign, EA Confirms

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, May 9, 2018 2:10 PM
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In amongst all the Anthem hype, Electronic Arts also had a little to say on the upcoming Battlefield 5 during its Q4 and FY 2018 earnings call. We got confirmation that Battlefield V will be launching in Q3 2018, going to head-to-head with Call of Duty once again.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson also delved a teensy bit into the details, including revealing that Battlefield 5 will return with a single-player, story-driven campaign. It’s currently heavily rumoured that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch without a single-player campaign, so this could be a huge selling point for Battlefield 5, provided DICE can nail it this time around.

“With our next Battlefield game, the team at DICE is bringing the intensity of combat to life in new and unexpected ways,” said Wilson. “Every battle is unique, and every mode brings its own challenges – from the way you interact with the environment around you, to compelling single-player stories, to the next level of large-scale multiplayer that spans across multiple maps and modes.

“This will be a deep and fully-featured shooter and ongoing service that will evolve with major new experiences for our community, beginning right from launch. This new game will advance the state of the art for the franchise, while still delivering the signature gameplay and Battlefield moments that have captivated and grown our global community.”

There’s a whole lot of words there without saying a whole lot, but being able to show off a single-player campaign would certainly put Battlefield 5 on the front foot in its feud with COD: BLOPS4. Picking through he’s said, it does fairly likely that DICE will be adopting the vignette approach once again with Battlefield V, offering short little stories highlighting various aspects of whatever war or period it’s set during.

And, well, I may be reading into this a little, but when Wilson promises it’ll be “the next level of large-scale multiplayer”, could it possibly mean we could finally be set for a higher player count? That’s probably just wishful thinking, but DICe always one or two unique tricks up its sleeve for each outing. Last time around we got the glorious Operations mode in Battlefield 1, a mode absolutely primed for chaotic slaughter, possibly at the expensive of tactics.

With Battlefield 5 probably winning the game mode Top Trumps, do you think it can finally topple Call of Duty this year? What improvements need to be made over Battlefield 1? Let us know!

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23:37 May-09-2018

This is sh*t ...all that money spent into melodramatic bs and actors and qt events .. I get sad thinking about it cause for that they could have given us bots, offline mod, and crap that people want....this franchise is dead.

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01:28 May-10-2018

I sorta agree with this, I stopped caring about battlefield right around Battlefield 4. The game just never felt the same, I don't know how but Bad Company 2 was just much more enjoyable, the maps felt right, destructible environment was at it's best, guns sounded better, though arguably unrealistic, but who cares it sounded badass! And they had a pretty good story with great characters. Unless they pull something like BC2 I won't be much interested.


I hated Battlefield 1 because every corner felt like a death trap, or I'd spawn and have no cover and die in seconds. And a problem I always had with Battlefield games that I see in BF1 are snipers, they're OP as hell. When you have no cover and the enemy has vantage point or distance as an advantage the game becomes incredibly frustrating. But this is just me, I'm not oblivious to my own lack of skills, but still, I'm sure some other players felt the same.

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20:27 May-10-2018

yeah that damn feel when u blow a hole in a wall with grenade launcher

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23:32 May-09-2018

WWII and microtransactions . After the Battlefront fiasco i am not sure that i will buy it. I was BF fan but i prefer the modern era so i might buy the next Call of Duty.

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21:25 May-09-2018

Im old school bought them for the campaIgn multiplayer was an afterthought.

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20:17 May-09-2018

If they are going to put minimal effort as always(since BF3), then I'd rather NOT have a campaign and have the resources spent towards free multiplayer content and BOTs! GIve me BOTs!.

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23:33 May-09-2018

Yeah bots like the old Battlefiends.

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19:59 May-09-2018

Never wanted or felt the need for a Battlefield campaign. This game shines elsewhere.

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20:15 May-09-2018

The Bad Company duology had great campaigns.

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18:04 May-09-2018

Where are other 3 Battlefields? They jumped from 1 to 5.
The campaign in BF1 was really, really bad and incredibly short. If that's their idea again then they maybe shouldn't even include one.

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18:51 May-09-2018

I don't think it was necessarily BAD but it definetly was short and a bit unpleasing.

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20:23 May-09-2018

Battlefield 2 3 and 4 are already out with 2 being the oldest, they named the last game "1", because first there was never a "Battlefield 1" the first battlefield was Battlefield 1942, then battlefield vietnam and then Battlefield 2, second it was appropriate since it was in WW1 so yeah Battlefield 1 -> WW1.

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22:45 May-09-2018

I was being sarcastic dude. I've played multiple BF games before.
On the other point i really disagree with you. I despise this recent trend of naming your reboots as the first game in this massive franchise. It does absolutely nothing but confuse people unnecessarily. There is no appropriate reason to name your game as other previous one in the franchise.

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04:11 May-11-2018

I really could never care less how the game is called XD

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04:14 May-11-2018

I really could NOT care less how the game is called XD

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17:37 May-09-2018

idk if the single player campaigns gonna suck then they better not be there in the first place not that BF campaigns are bad but the COD recent ones was bad

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17:41 May-09-2018

not to mention it gets really boring 3/4 guys destroying armys after armys of trained soldiers that u got no advantage over with no tactic but to charge straight in the character doesn't have super powers u know :|

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17:00 May-09-2018

I Want Co-op for Story or maybe missions coop style or or or....!
a Survival mode similer to Mw3

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16:25 May-09-2018

1998: Breaking News this game has a multiplayer feature
2018: Breaking News this game has a single player campaign

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16:28 May-09-2018

lol, that is soo true, it hurts!

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16:59 May-09-2018

where is coop?

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22:27 May-09-2018

What year do you think it is, 2046?

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12:36 May-10-2018

It will be available as A DLC, perhaps.

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17:04 May-09-2018

My birth year, am I a curse dad?

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20:03 May-09-2018

no my birthday

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16:13 May-09-2018

EA have learned that making a game into service isn't how their products should've been!

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18:07 May-09-2018

EA has learned nothing. I mean, they're fighting against regulations about lootboxes and are openly claiming they're not gambling.
They're most certainly not going to give up from Games as a Service. This is just a marketing push to capitalize on the newest COD's lack of campaign.

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16:05 May-09-2018

I've read somewere that the BF5 campaign is rumored to be 1 hour long, LOL. :D


Anyway, this will probably be full of MTX and loot boxes because EA just send Another public letter to Belgium claiming that their FIFA 18 loot boxes cannot be considered any form of gambling because the player can't cash out and that they'll be working hard to Close down 3rd parties that allow players to cash out.

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16:08 May-09-2018

https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/08/ea-ceo-were-pushing-forward-with-loot-boxes-in-face-of-regulation/


They're really going all in and fighting policymakers to the end. Hope they don't win.

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15:37 May-09-2018

Ea: Full Single Player Campaign This Year !!!


Fredrick Bishop: Good Kid !!!


Music Intensifies

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15:33 May-09-2018

Breaking Game has singleplayer campaign!!!! In all honesty though, is this what gaming has come down to? Developers coming out and announcing if their game will have a singleplayer campaign or not? Oh ****ing dear hahahahaha

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14:32 May-09-2018

To be honest, i will never buy a game without single player campaign. Having multi is a nice add but for me the story is the most important. So if Call of Duty will not have single, i will not buy it. Simple...

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15:19 May-09-2018

Same here

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16:57 May-09-2018

Exactly I think devs don't see that we love playing Single player campaigns in games so much. It's really sad that they are slowly getting rid of it.

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18:11 May-09-2018

They do see that, just look at GOW and Horizon Zero Dawn. They are massive and single player only. It's just that SP cannot be endlessly monotizable and cannot serve as a service without someone actually putting some real effort in it.

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17:09 May-09-2018

EXACTLY!!!

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14:27 May-09-2018

is having a campagne now a plus for a game?

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14:34 May-09-2018

60$ for the game + 20$ for a campaign that no one will play anyways!


Joking aside, alongside the Microtransactions fiasco from the past months, no one is complaining anymore about the season passes / split-up main game into tiny extra-costing DLCs - I think this is just the next level of "screw"

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