The First Dive Into Battlefield V Personalization
Electronic Arts have officially unveiled the first in a series of previews that will detail new features in Battlefield V. Today, they’ve brought us a look at personalization features. ‘The Company,’ as it is called, is your personalized set of soldiers, vehicles and combat roles (formerly Archetypes). Here’s how the Company will function in-game.
Every player has their own Company, units they can customize to their heart’s content. Players unlock new cosmetics by participating in multiplayer and purchasing items with in-game currency. Whereas previous games relied on strict battlefield roles, Combat Roles provide a little more leeway in how you play. Recon, Support, Assault, and Medic classes have returned, but they now offer branching abilities for combat versatility. The loadouts and abilities deviate from classic roles, but you shall remain a unique asset to your squad no matter your choices. Here’s a breakdown of the new system.
The Assault class is the infantry backbone, always out front and excelling when it comes to close-quarter battles. This is the class usually found between the enemy and a capture point or kicking down doors to clear a blasted-out Fortification. Medium to long range weapons that require snap decision-making and shotguns are the Assault class’ tools of the trade. They also know their way around explosives, a nitroglycerin thumb, so to speak.
The Support class keeps their squad moving at every turn. They close the gap between intense firefights by keeping teammates resupplied and excel at laying down sustained fire to wipe out enemies or cover squad members. Their weaponry is fit for close and medium range and typically has a high rate of fire, letting you lay down a steady stream of bullets. The Support class is also a Fortification expert, able to build them quicker than any other class, as well as able to add mounted guns and other hardware to them.
The Medic is the difference between life and death, helping the squad survive as long as possible. When fighting, there’s nothing more important than protecting your fellow soldiers, and that’s where the Medic class shines bright. They hold their own in combat with medium-range weapons, but the medic’s true weapon is the syringe, which revives any teammate faster than the new non-medic revive available to everyone in your squad.
This class is the glint of reflective light the enemy sees in the distance before they’re on the ground calling for a Medic. The sniper rifle is the hallmark of the Recon class, where precision, patience, and map knowledge let them neutralize enemies from afar. They’re also instrumental for team play – the Recon class can use its range and Gadgets to call out intelligence to their team.
For more information on Battlefield V‘s Company system, you can catch the specifics on EA’s official website. There, you can learn more about vehicles, weapons, and more new add-ons. Also, you can check out our preview of Alpha gameplay.