Battlefield V: Firestorm – Battle Royale Mode

Firestorm releases on 25th March 2019 and is available to everyone who has purchased Battlefield V.

A deadly ring of fire enclosing the largest Battlefield map ever. Epic weapons and combat vehicles. Squads or solo in 64-player matches. Available to all Battlefield™ V players. There are no second chances in Firestorm.

Scavenge: Work as a team to unlock high-risk, high-reward objectives and claim the best loot while exploring a map ten times larger than Hamada!

Fight: Unleash Battlefield V’s signature destruction with combat vehicles, artillery strikes, and an expanding arsenal of weapons.

Survive: Play together to share gear, revive fallen squad mates, and outlast the Firestorm that incinerates everything in its path.

The Vehicles of Firestorm

Firestorm brings the juggernaut combat vehicles of Battlefield™ V to battle royale, along with armored transports, a prototype helicopter, and even the sought-after tractor. Some of these vehicles are just for Firestorm and the ones familiar to Battlefield V veterans have been adjusted for battle royale combat*.

Although a number of vehicles are found parked throughout Halvøy, grabbing the most powerful machines requires capturing dynamic Vehicle Lockup Objectives using tactical squad or solo play. Some can also be called in using the Reinforcement flare gun.

Vehicle Fuel and Ammo System

Because death is permanent in Firestorm, vehicles are balanced by making fuel, and in some cases ammunition, as an additional resource needed to successfully operate them. This way, no one player can dominate the entirety of Halvøy with a roaming tank, a squad who manages their inventory together is rewarded, and Firestorm won’t become just a world of tanks!

There’s enough fuel for each vehicle to get started, but when the fuel runs out, the vehicle can no longer move. Find Jerry Cans on Halvøy and use them on a to prolong the joy ride. Similarly, vehicles and towables come with limited ammunition and a steady supply of light or heavy vehicle ammo keeps their barrels hot.

Combat Vehicles

Fierce, tough, and deadly, these are the last things you want to see when you’re escaping the ring of fire, and the first machines you want in your corner. Each of these can also add a towable weapon (listed later).

  • Churchill Mk VII – Only found in Vehicle Lockup Objectives, the British military used this tank’s weapons and armor to send the Axis scurrying. It also spits hot fire from the flamethrower built on the chassis. Fill the driver and three gunner seats to take advantage of this behemoth’s full arsenal.
  • Panzer 38(t) – A light tank that no one would call “light” to its face, this riveted armor hulk holds a crew of three: a driver and two gunners. It can only be found in Vehicle Lockups.
  • Panzer IV – A tank ubiquitous on the German WW2 frontlines and a soon-to-be Firestorm favorite, pack a full squad to do the most damage. There’s enough room for a driver and three gunners. You’ll find it in Vehicle Lockups and as a Reinforcement.
  • Staghound T17E1 – Compact and versatile, this vehicle is a great way to flush enemies out of buildings without having to go in. Filling the driver and three gunner seats brings the most impact. It can be found in Vehicle Lockups and as a Reinforcement.
  • Tiger I – A nearly indestructible colossus of a tank. Do some serious damage by packing the driver and three gunner seats. This beast will only be found in Vehicle Lockup Objectives.
  • Valentine Mk VIII – Strong, reliable, and powerful. This tank fits a driver and turret gunner for additional heat. It also is only found in Vehicle Lockup Objectives.

Armored Transports

Hunt down these armored transports, load them up with a full squad, and haunt Firestorm like a strike team. All but the Universal Carrier are found in the wild or as a Reinforcement and can hitch a towable weapon.

  • Kubelwagen – A quick armored car with a mounted turret, which fits up to three, a driver, passenger, and rear machine gunner.
  • M3 Halftrack – The Kubelwagen’s older sibling, it packs in four: a driver and three gunners.
  • Sd. Kfz 251 Halftrack – The Kubelwagen’s other older sibling, but slimmer than the Halftrack. It can also bring four to a fight: a driver and three gunners.
  • Universal Carrier – A light armored track vehicle that’s cramped but can hold its own with a good machine gunner. This transport carries three soldiers and is only found scattered on Halvøy.

Firestorm-only Transports

War is always about making do with what you have, and a giant hunk of metal going at high speeds is a damn good option. Truth is, every vehicle is a “combat” vehicle if you’re brave enough. Most of these can pile in a full squad, as well.

  • Prototype Helicopter – Intelligence reports detailed sightings of a single-seat rotorcraft with room for three additional passengers. Soldiers have also been seen firing personal weapons from the vehicle.
  • Kettenkrad – One day, a motorcycle married a halftrack and gave birth to the Kettenkrad. It’s a deceptively sturdy machine with room for a driver and passenger, and can be found in the wild and as a Reinforcement.
  • Pickup Truck – These vehicles can pack a whole squad; they’re found throughout Halvøy and can be driven with no respect for traffic laws.
  • Schwimmwagen – Pile in a full squad, put a buddy on the gunner, and watch them squirm as you drive into the water with this amphibious vehicle. Commonly found near water, they are also available as a Reinforcement.
  • Sports Car – Sure it only fits two soldiers, but you’ll be two really fast soldiers. These are parked at random in Halvøy and available as a Reinforcement.
  • Staff Car – If you weren’t being chased by a fiery death, we’d advise you to garage this vehicle and sell it at auction one day. For now, put a full squad in it and drive it away or into enemies. Parked in the wild, it’s available as a Reinforcement.
  • Tractor – These modest vehicles are used for all types of agricultural work on Halvøy. There’s no reason why anyone in their right mind should use it for anything else.

Towable and/or Stationary Weapons

Tow an anti-tank gun or AA Gun to wallop foes or hold down a key Objective. Both below are found randomly in the wild and are designed for one soldier to operate.

  • FlaK 38
  • PaK 40

Launch is Just the Spark

Firestorm will expand after launch, with new features and improvements coming to all Battlefield V players as part of Tides of War, including an initial introduction of a Duos mode in April as part of Chapter 3: Trial by Fire.

Inventory Basics

Every soldier drops into Battlefield V’s Firestorm empty-handed, with tons of loot to scavenge once they land, from the environment or fallen foes. But you won’t be able to carry it all at once. Learn to manage your inventory to equip the best loadout and share with buddies when playing in a squad.

Players get two primary weapon slots as well as one sidearm slot and can hold up to four different ammo types at once.

Players also start with four gadgets slots: one dedicated to healing items, one for grenades, and the last two for whatever they can find. The inventory is expandable by picking up a backpack, which can add up to six extra slots (more on backpacks in our gadgets breakdown below).

Firestorm Primary Weapons

There are 16 primary weapons in Firestorm at launch, imported from Battlefield V’s World War 2 arsenal, and are divided into three tiers — Common, Rare, and Epic.

The tiers are based on the number of attachments and upgrades (specializations) the weapons are found with. Look at the Kar98k sniper rifle, for example: The Common is the base version with no specialization upgrades or attachments, while the Rare version is found with two specializations and a close-range sight, and the Epic counterpart comes with two specializations and a mid-range scope.

Let’s cover all the Firestorm primary weapons, organized by their matching ammunition type: rifle, sniper, shotgun, machine gun, and submachine gun.

Submachine Guns

Flexible and clutch for any soldier in a pinch, the four Firestorm submachine guns combine enough close range accuracy and rapid fire to keep multiple enemies at bay.

  • MP40 – General purpose and easy to control, the Rare comes with quick ADS and reduced recoil upgrades, as well as a reflex sight. On the Epic, you’ll find improved ADS while stationary and moving, along with a close-range lens sight.
  • Suomi KP/-31 – Very hard to control and fast firing, finding a Rare means improved hipfire, quick deploy, and a reflex sight. An Epic Suomi gets a rate of fire boost, reduced recoil, and a reflex sight.
  • STEN – A user-friendly cousin of the MP40, nab a Rare for improved hipfire, quicker reload speed, and a reflex sight. The Epic also improves hipfire, reduces recoil and is equipped with a reflex sight.
  • M1928A1 – Commonly known as the “Tommy Gun,” a Rare packs reduced recoil, quick ADS, and a reflex sight. The Epic gets an extended mag, reduced recoil, and a lens sight.


This is the go-to weapon for the infantry. Rifles are accurate, can cover long distances, and look dramatic in photos.

  • Gewehr 43 – A run-and-gun favorite, pick up a Rare for quick and improved ADS, along with an aperture sight. Finding an Epic nets you “faster” bullets, reduced recoil, and a ZF4 mid-range scope.
  • M1A1 Carbine – Low damage but can fire quickly, the Rare version has quick ADS and deploy speed, along with a reflex sight. An Epic comes with an extended mag, improved hipfire, and a reflex sight.
  • StG 44 – An accuracy and stopping power combo, a Rare reduces recoil, quickens ADS, and brings a reflex sight. The Epic has improved ADS speed, reduced recoil, and the ZF4 mid-range scope.
  • Gustloff Prototype – An assault rifle with close range, the Rare grants reduced recoil, quick reload, and a reflex sight. Nab the Epic for improved ADS, reduced recoil, and reflex sight.

Sniper Rifles

Tough but rewarding to master. Cover the long distances of the Firestorm map, hone in on headshots, and scare approaching foes with sniper rifles.

  • ZH-29 – A highly-precise semi-automatic sniper, the Rare comes with a bipod, quick ADS, and a close-range sight. Find an Epic, and you get “faster” bullets, improved ADS, and a midrange scope.
  • Kar98k – The familiar but trusty bolt-action rifle, a Rare gets a quicker deploy speed, improved ADS, and a close-range sight. An Epic rewards with a bipod, quick cycle, and a mid-range scope.
  • Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk l – Fast to fire and good for mid-range, a Rare adds the quick reload and quick deploy upgrades. Collect an Epic to add a bayonet and quick cycle.

Machine Guns

These are the ideal weapons to hold down and capture Objectives with, or to take out a whole squad at once. Heavy damage and rapid, sustained fire are the hallmarks of machine guns.

  • Bren Gun – Hard to miss because of its top-loaded mag, find a Rare to get reduced recoil, quick reload, and the AA close-range sight. An Epic Bren Gun gets “faster” bullets, improved bipod, and the M84 mid-range scope.
  • FG-42 – Fast-firing automatic rifle with a small magazine, a Rare grants quick and improved ADS, along with the AA close-range sight. Find an Epic for reduced recoil, faster ADS when moving, and the ZFG42 mid-range scope.
  • MG 42 – Reliable, easy to use, and boasting an extreme rate of fire, stumble upon a Rare for improved flash hider, “faster” bullets, and the AA close-range sight. Secure an Epic and get improved cooling, a rate-of-fire boost, and the AA close-range sight.


Sometimes you have to handle your business up close and personal. Shotguns pack a wallop at close range and the two below are no exception.

  • 12g Automatic – A veteran of more world wars than you, a Rare 12g Automatic has an extended magazine and quick reload. Pick up an Epic for improved bullet penetration and heavy load.
  • M97 – A pump-action favorite that features high damage and decent range. A Rare M97 comes with quick ADS and slug rounds. Collect an Epic for improved trigger, increased headshot damage, and the Lattey close-range sight.

Stay in the Fight with Five Sidearms

You can’t always get the primary weapon you want, but sometimes you’ll get the sidearm you need. The sidearm is also useful for soldiers to fight back when knocked into the downed state. These require matching pistol ammo to operate.

  • P38 Pistol
  • P08 Pistol
  • M1911
  • FP-45 Liberator
  • Mk Vl Revolver

10 Firestorm Melee Weapons

Stick it to your enemies by putting it bluntly, “This is the largest Battlefield map ever and you let me get this close?” Find these 10 melee weapons in the wild:

  • British Army Jack Knife
  • Club
  • Cricket Bat
  • Hatchet
  • Kukri
  • Machete
  • Pickaxe
  • Scout Knife
  • Shovel
  • Solveig Knife

Firestorm-only Gadgets

The destructive ring of fire is an unconventional emergency to say the least, and soldiers need unconventional ways to help them survive in the 64-player fight. These are the gadgets specific to Firestorm.

  • Backpack – Equip a small, medium, or large backpack to increase your stored inventory slots by two, four, and six, respectively.
  • Healing syrettes – These gadgets let you replenish the health of your squad mates or yourself. They cannot be self-applied when in the downed state.
  • Armor vests – Every soldier starts with an empty armor vest that, when loaded with Armor Plates, protects from gunfire or explosive damage. There are three levels of armor vests based on the amount of plates that can be loaded: Common fits one plate, Rare fits two, and Epic fits three.
  • Ammo – You’ll need to find the correct ammo type to match the primary and secondary weapon you are hoping to fire: rifle, sniper, shotgun, machine gun, submachine gun, and pistol (sidearm).
  • Light and heavy vehicle ammo – This ammo type is used to resupply the weapons on vehicles and towables.

Firestorm Gadgets

There’s a gadget for every purpose. Scoop up one of these familiar Battlefield V gadgets in Firestorm and use them for nearly any battle royale scenario.

Grenades and Throwables

  • No. 36 Frag Grenade
  • M18 Smoke Grenade
  • No. 76 Incendiary Grenade
  • No. 74 Sticky Grenade
  • Geballte Ladung
  • No. 69 Impact Grenade


  • Panzerfaust 100
  • SMLE Smoke Grenade Launcher
  • Sturmpistole


  • Sticky Dynamite
  • Tellermine
  • S 35 Bouncing Betty


Deploy into Halvøy, a vast, mysterious peninsula. Glimpse the terrain where the best soldiers fight for survival across land, sea, and air.

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