For our first update of the New Year, we’re bringing plenty of brand new content to Battlefield V, all of which will be available for you to unlock and play with this Thursday at the start of Chapter 6: Into the Jungle.
First, there’s a brand new map to play with - Solomon Islands. Deploy in this brand new Jungle environment that’s made by the original creators of Argonne Forest, and Operation Locker. Solomon Islands features plenty of intense choke points and deep flanking routes, all seamlessly connected by a winding river that runs throughout the length of the map.
We’re also adding new toys to the Battlefield Sandbox. Three new Weapons are available to Unlock - the Type 11 LMG, the Model 37 Shotgun, and the M2 Carbine. There’s also 2 new gadgets to play with - the M1A1 Bazooka and the long awaited Lunge Mine.
For this chapter, all of these new Weapons and Gadgets will be available to unlock via Chapter Rank Rewards, making them accessible throughout Chapter 6 for players who work their way up the ranks. Make it all the way to Rank 40, and you’ll unlock a brand new Elite - Misaki Yamashiro.
Later this chapter, we’ll also have more news on two brand new elites - Steve Fisher, and Akira Sakamoto.
Below I’ve detailed out some additional changes, and fixes that are also delivered in this update, with many more to follow in Update 6.2, including a substantive revision on our current Weapon Balance.
Welcome to the Jungle.
Battlefield Community Manager
The following changes have been applied to the bolt action rifles muzzle velocity on the Recon class:
We’ll be performing a more substantive pass on our Weapon Balance in our next update for Assault, Medic, and Support. Thank you for all of your feedback on this topic.
As always, we value your input, and we want you to reach out to us with feedback. For general feedback, please use our Battlefield V section on the Battlefield forums or join us on the Battlefield V subreddit and Discord.
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