With each passing day, the popularity of Apex Legends is growing and it seems there is no stopping it for the time being. Fortnite failed to maintain its dominance in the Battle Royale genre and while Black Ops 4 Blackout is doing good for itself, it is nowhere near Apex Legends. EA and Respawn developed this new Battle Royale game that released PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, this isn’t the only Battle Royale game currently in development at EA.
It is easy to forget that EA DICE is working on Firestorm, the battle royale mode for Battlefield 5. The battle royale mode is set to release soon but will it be able to attract a significant player base from Blackout, Fortnite, and Apex Legends?
Battlefield 5 Firestorm is set within a ring of fire that slowly shrinks the battlefield. There are 64 players divided into 16 squads. The unique element here is that players can use Battlefield Vehicles. The use of tanks can affect the balance of the game unless EA DICE manages to implement it in a way that it doesn’t.
Players can get rare gear but securing objectives as a team. There is map destruction and much more. In itself, Firestorm looks unique enough and offers features no other Battle Royale game is offering for the time being.
Hardcore Battlefield fans would surely jump into it but bringing in the casuals and the Call of Dut, Apex Legends players would be hard. Battlefield, while one of the most popular shooter series in the world, offers gameplay authentic war simulation.
While there are many issues with Battlefield 5, at its core it is still Battlefield and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea especially, not those used to Apex, Fortnite, and Call of Duty style gunplay.
It is going to be a struggle for Battlefield 5 Firestorm not only because of the way Battlefield plays but also due to a large chunk of the player base leaving due to political agendas pushed down their throats.
Battlefield 5 Firestorm is releasing in the next few weeks but a final release date is yet to be confirmed. Spring 2019 is Battlefield 5’s Battle Royale debut and it’ll go up against 50 million Apex Legends players. Whether it will hold its own remains to be seen, however, it is unlikely.