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Battlefield 5 Firestorm trailer showcases tanks, tractors, and the dangers of safecracking

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Electronic Arts has dropped a new gameplay trailer showcasing Battlefield 5's upcoming Firestorm battle royale mode. At its core, it looks like a fairly conventional BR brawl, but the addition of vehicles, breakable buildings, and objectives promise to help it stand out from the crowd. 

The Firestorm map is massive—ten times the size of Hamada, Battlefield 5's biggest map—which means those vehicles will be handy for getting around in a hurry. But their real appeal lies in their people-squishing ability: There's nothing quite like bringing a Tiger to a gunfight, after all. But just as in real life, where there are tanks, there is anti-tank technology, so you'll want to be careful out there on the roads.   

For a closer look at what it's all about, don't miss our new preview, in which Tom discovers that barns make terrible fortifications. Battlefield 5's Firestorm mode goes live on March 25. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.