Electronic Arts has confirmed that Firestorm, Battlefield V's dedicated battle royale offering, will not roll out until March 2019.

Firerstorm will form part of the Trial by Fire chapter of Battlefield V's post-launch slate, and as expected, features a shrinking battleground combined with all the trademark elements of the military-themed series: Teamwork, vehicles, and destruction. 

Still, its arrival is probably a lot later than people expected, especially as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 had battle royale out of the box.

Battlefield V developer DICE is not the team responsible for Firestorm however; the mode is instead being handled by Burnout creator Criterion Games. It will be preceded by Tides of War, which kicks off around two weeks after Battlefield V hits stores.

DICE will launch Battlefield V on November 20 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

As with 2016's Battlefield 1, this latest series entry will bring back the War Stories single-player campaign, which will be narrated by Mark Strong. It'll also include a mission set from a German perspective, although DICE was quick to note it won't be a 'hero story.'

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