Earlier today, DICE released the official trailer for Battlefield 5 War in the Pacific; the game’s fifth Tides of War Chapter which will take players to the Pacific theatre of the Second World War. Alongside the new U.S. and Japan factions, War in the Pacific includes three new maps, among which is the Wake Island map; perhaps the most well-known map in the entire Battlefield franchise.
Wake Island and Other New Maps Coming in Battlefield 5 War in the Pacific
Thus far, DICE has confirmed that there will be three new maps coming to Battlefield 5 in War in the Pacific; Iwo Jima, Pacific Storm, and finally Wake Island. Currently, it’s unknown if any more maps are planned. However, these three are relatively likely to be the extent of the new maps in Chapter 5. All of these maps can be seen in the War in the Pacific trailer, and the first, Iwo Jima, is the island with black sand beaches. “The U.S. is attacking Iwo Jima on all fronts,” explains DICE; “and in this beachlanding mayhem you’ll be engaged in a fight over the thinner part of the island.
“It’s an all or nothing clash across wide-open black beaches and close-range environments like the tunnels of the mighty Mount Suribachi”. The second map, which will presumably launch close to the release date of Iwo Jima, is Pacific Storm. This map is actually somewhat inspired by Battlefield 4’s classic map Paracel Storm. “The weather is as treacherous as your foes on this set of islands where a game-changing storm may roll in,” teases DICE; “reducing your sightlines and evolving the battle. Move between islands with your squad and secure the control points using boats, amphibious tanks, or aircraft.”
The Wake Island map is the last of the three new maps. It will be coming to Battlefield 5 at some point in December, after the release of the other two. As DICE puts it, Wake Island is; “Arguably the most legendary map since the dawn of Battlefield”. The map’s Battlefield 5 iteration has the same classic layout. However, the addition of mechanics like Fortifications are likely to make playing on the map a new experience nonetheless.