With the first chapter of Battlefield 5’s Tides of War, “Overture,” coming to an end, fans don’t need to wait long for the next instalment. The second chapter of the Battlefield 5 Tides of War, entitled “Lightning Strikes,” is set to launch in less than two weeks. The chapter will bring several new game modes and more to the game, including a new co-op mode.
Battlefield 5 Tides of War Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes
Lighting Strikes is the second of three Tides of War chapters, following Overture and preceding Trial by Fire. While Overture spanned just two months, from December to January, Lightning Strikes will cover three. The chapter will span January, February, and March. Trial by Fire will then launch sometime in March, bringing the upcoming Firestorm battle royale mode. There’s plenty coming in Lightning Strikes to tide players over until then, however!
The first part of Chapter 2 is “A Few Good Soldiers,” and Battlefield players can already see the tile for this content in the game’s menu. The new content will launch on the 17th of January, alongside a major new patch. The headline feature of Lightning Strikes is the new Combined Arms game mode. This will be the game’s first co-operative multiplayer mode. It will pit a squad of up to four players against waves of AI opponents; players will fight through a series of “Combat Strike” missions which take place on different maps, completing challenges and overcoming a variety of enemies.
In addition to Combined Arms, Lighting Strikes will be bringing back the Rush multiplayer mode. There will also be a new Squad Conquest game mode, and a new Grand Operation. However, it’s currently unknown which of these features will be available immediately and which will be released during the course of the chapter.
Although not officially part of Lightning Strikes, January 17th will also see the launch of Battlefield Currency. Until then, the game will continue to have no real-world currency option for micro-transactions. EA DICE have said that Battlefield Currency can only be spent on cosmetic micro-transactions, however. There won’t be a way to spend real-world money to gain a tangible in-game advantage.