Lets be realistic here people,
With the release of Apex Legends on an already over saturated market for a specific genre (though I am loathed to call it a genre as its a mode, its not even really a game) and Apex has found quite a lot of early approval so far which is surprising, this means that firestorm would need to be fundamentally ground breaking in order to actually gain any traction in the industry - it would also need to draw in players from other battle royale games. With the still rather high Fortnite player count, combined with PUBG and a few others and now Apex Legends, I seriously doubt that it will be successful at least in terms of what the industry deems successful (not us) and will ultimately not get nearly as much resource support from EA that it will likely need to continue on beyond a year.
The simple fact is, when it comes to this kind of mode - The general draw of a successful game is that the game is aesthetically pleasing for both kids and adults alike, this leads to a more unified set of demographics and thus more money. With the way Battlefield 5 has been done, its safe to say that Firestorm will take a similar route as the current game in terms of weapon balance and TTK as they will want to streamline it so the transition for current BF5 players is near seemless (This is of course an assumption so I could be wrong) - which frankly....a great deal of people dislike...make no mistake, a lot of people can pretend that the lack of battlefield sales is down to the dont like it dont buy it crap or they can talk about authenticity but people are remarkably impulsive and thus if the gameplay and feature and gunplay were far better and felt much better and being killed didn't almost feel like you were cheated, then we would have a much larger community and this game would be growing (Yeah I know we need more maps but if the gameplay was more enjoyable people wouldn't lose patience as fast). Firestorm will likely have a half decent sized player base and a few other positives but it likely wont be enough. People will not want to play two completely different games as they will want to remain good at the one they already started, in this instance; Apex.
I hated saying all that but I feel it needs to be said - whether you guys were excited for it or not....tell me - am I wrong here?
I seriously cannot see it being successful with the current state of things.