No Premium Pass or Pay-To-Win Mechanics In Battlefield 5, Post-Launch Content Will Be Free

'You Can't Pay For A Gameplay Advantage' In Battlefield 5, says DICE.


While the Battlefield series had one of the most robust expansions DLC roadmaps over the years, arguably warranting the price of a premium pass, the DICE team confirmed there's no premium pass in Battlefield 5. There are no expansion packs to purchase or paid maps. All post-launch maps and modes will be free and Battlefield 5 will be adopting a "live service" program called Tides of War. 

Battlefield 5 will be an evolving live service journey. It's not 100% clear how this new progression system will be paced, as of yet. The live service is called Tides of War and the rewards that unlock over time are above.

During the stream, the presenters stressed that this decision helps to keep the gaming community in Battlefield 5 together and that all players will take part in the same journey. The additional gameplay elements, including maps and modes, will be spread out across chapters in WW2's history. 

In addition to these details on Tides of War, the following was shared during the Battlefield 5 reveal:

The Tides of War service is essentially the "end-game" of Battlefield 5 and the first chapter will start in November. The first chapter focuses on the German mechanized war machine as it pushes into Europe and will last into early 2019.

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