The next chapter in Battlefield V is almost here. As soon as February 6th, players will be deployed into the jungle to experience the struggles between the American forces and the Imperial Japanese Army.
Chapter 6 will add a new close-quarters map, the Solomon Islands. Players will fight through a dense jungle environment, constantly watching out for lurking enemies. Whether you’re launching an American attack or defending the Japanese lines, the terrain can be your best friend – or your worst enemy.
We’ve designed Solomon Islands for intimate jungle infantry combat combined with land and sea vehicle warfare. You’ll notice how a mode like Breakthrough shines when played on this map. Defenders can stay hidden and use the terrain to hold the line, but attackers will have several options: flanking, sending in infantry, or utilizing landing boats for a frontal assault.
In addition to the new map, players can look forward to the new weapons and gadgets to wield against the enemy. Support class can unlock Type 11 LMG and the Model 37 shotgun, while the Assault players can get their hands on the M2 Carbine, an agile and fully automatic rifle great for clearing the jungles.
On the Gadget side, Chapter 6 will add the Assaults’ vehicle-busting M1A1 Bazooka and devastating Lunge Mine Gadget (usable by both Assault and Support).
The last but not the least is the arrival of new Elites:
- Misaki Yamashiro – Focused and unrelenting, Misaki is a highly skilled assault specialist. Despite her young age, she’s experienced in jungle and tropical theaters of war. Misaki’s truly deadly in close quarters, where she wields a Commando Machete as her signature melee weapon. This Elite will be unlockable in a unique way. Instead of purchasing Misaki in the Armory, earn Chapter Rank to unlock her as a Chapter Reward. Reach Chapter Rank 40 before Chapter 6 ends and deploy as this fierce warrior.
- Steve Fisher – When Steve’s not chasing down enemy fighters in the air, you’ll likely find him quoting his favorite film stars. This fearless but light-hearted pilot embraces combat as if there was never any danger to his life. Steve has a habit of finding himself in underdog situations, where he often makes good use of his melee weapon, the Knuckle Duster.
- Akira Sakamoto – Young and excited. Though these are Akira’s main traits, he always wants to do the best job and follows orders to a T. He’s known for being in the right place at the right time when his wingmen need him. An accomplished Zero pilot, Akira has exceptional reflexes and ingenuity and has a repurposed Control Stick ripped from a destroyed airplane to function as a deadly melee weapon.