Available on October 31, Chapter 5: War in the Pacific, brings amphibious assaults and all-out warfare across iconic battlefields, with the U.S. and Japan entering the fray. 

What is Tides of War?

Available to all Battlefield V players, Tides of War will let you continue your Battlefield V journey through seasonal events. As you take on its multi-week Chapters, you’ll experience new battlefields, challenges, modes, weapons, progression options, and more.

Two New Factions

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The American forces charge inland towards unwavering defenses, as brute force tactics clash with the Japanese home ground advantage. In Chapter 5, you’ll get to fight as the U.S. Armed Forces or the Imperial Japanese Army. Deploy with their respective iconic military hardware and equip your Company members with unique outfits to stand out on the battlefield.

Classic Battlefields, Reimagined

Iwo Jima

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The U.S. is attacking Iwo Jima on all fronts, 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, inviting you to an iconic king-of-the-hill battle. Landing boats, aircraft, and tanks are plentiful, and each can sway the match in their own way. Push the enemy towards the final objective or hold back the onslaught on this highly dynamic map.

Pacific Storm

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The weather is as treacherous as your foes on this set of islands where a game-changing storm may roll in, reducing your sightlines and evolving the battle. Move between islands with your squad and secure the control points using boats, amphibious tanks, or aircraft. As you attack or defend across land, air, and sea – stay on your toes! You never know what’s around the next ridge. Fans of Battlefield 4 will see shades of the classic map Paracel Storm in the world of possibilities offered through Pacific Storm’s layout.

Wake Island

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Arguably the most legendary map since the dawn of Battlefield, Wake Island arrives to Battlefield V in reimagined form in December. The map’s iconic, horseshoe-shaped layout ensures dynamic changes to where the action will be – though the Airfield and other areas granting vehicle access are sure to be constant focal points. Keep on the move to win the battle. Use Fortifications to create chokepoints and lure enemy forces into kill boxes. Do everything it takes in this war-ridden tropical setting to conquer the island, the skies, and the waves.

(Check out our All Battlefield V Maps section)

Deploy with New Weapons

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In Chapter 5, you’ll wield classic WW2 firearms, katanas, and anything in between. Yes, you’ll be able to enjoy the distinctive eighth-round “ping” from an M1 Garand when the Chapter launches, along with three other main weapons.

The first of these is the Type 99 Arisaka. Available for the Recon class, this weapon is based on one of the strongest military bolt-action rifles ever manufactured. Medic class players will be able to deploy with the Type 100, a Japanese SMG, which will come in handy in close quarters thanks to its rate of fire and control. Finally, there’s the powerful M1919A6, a medium machine gun for the Support class. Use this belt-fed beauty to suppress enemies from medium to long distances and, as with all Battlefield V main weapons, unlock and choose the right Specializations to make it fit your playstyle.

As the Tides of War continue, Chapter 5 will bring the M3 Grease Gun, Nambu Type 2A, Type 97 LMG, and M1918 A2, too. Handed out as a Chapter Reward, the Jungle Carbine can be added to your arsenal, too – the same goes for the Type 94 and the Model 27 sidearms. 

Two New Battle Pickups

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The previously mentioned katana is a Battle Pickup, meaning it needs to be found on the battlefield to be equipped. Both factions can use this time-honored melee weapon when the action gets close and personal. Chapter 5’s other Battle Pickup is the M2 Flamethrower, and its man-portable backpack design will make you highly effective against groups of enemy infantry. 

Pilot Iconic Vehicles

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The legendary M4 Sherman is a medium tank for the U.S. side with sturdy armor and decent speed. Use the main cannons, machine guns, and sheer massiveness of this steel beast to support your team and win the objective. The Japanese equivalent is the Type 97, a tank with similar characteristics. Man its 57mm main tank gun (or higher-caliber cannons if you've unlocked the Specializations!) to take care of the invading forces and wisely use smoke and repairs to survive.

Immense firepower is one thing. But getting from A to B is crucial to PTFO, too. The agile LVT and Ka-Mi Light Amphibious Tanks take you across both land and sea, granting many new strategic options for securing your objectives. The Dinghy is another fast (but more vulnerable) way to get across water. When you need quick access to the action – or a hasty escape – jump into the MB Jeep or the Type 95 car.

Want to rule the sky? Your U.S. Company will be able to pilot the F4U Corsair, which comes in both a Fighter and Bomber variant. Pacific air space will also be occupied by the Japanese Zero Fighter, which comes in the same two variants.

Unlock and choose Specializations to make your vehicles even more efficient and fitting for your play style. With Chapter 5, we've added even more branches to the Specialization trees of the new land and air vehicles, giving you more variety.

Call in Mighty Reinforcements

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As for Reinforcements, the U.S. side can unleash the Sherman Calliope, a Rocket Barrage Tank bringing devastation to enemy infantry and vehicles. The Americans will see Reinforcement favorites return, too, like the JB-2 Rocket, Supply Drop, Smoke Barrage, and Sector Artillery. If you deploy as a Japanese soldier, your squad can access the same pre-existing Reinforcements, with the KI-147 I-Go rocket being the JB-2 equivalent – along with a Rocket Barrage Tank similar to the Sherman Calliope.

New Elites

Jack Culver

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The unflinching Jack is as dangerous behind a mounted machine gun as with his Escape Axe melee weapon. Jack completed a dozen missions in the European theater before being reassigned to the Pacific. Always first to volunteer, he has an ability to push squadmates through what they consider impossible situations and is infamous for expending excess ammunition and explosives.

Keisuke Nakamura

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Inspiring fearlessness in those who fight alongside him, Keisuke is an experienced, tactical, and natural-born commander, who always finds the perfect moment to strike. An authority on the battlefield and a skilled sidearm marksman, Keisuke believes a precision attack is more effective than the largest raid. Beware his skills – and his Hachiwari melee weapon.

Earn Chapter Rewards

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Every battle is its own reward – but there’s even more in it for you. By simply playing Battlefield V during Chapter 5: War in the Pacific, you’ll earn Chapter XP and climb the Chapter Ranks. Each new rank earns you one or more Chapter Rewards like weapons, soldier outfits, weapon skins, melee weapons, Special Assignments, and more.

With Chapter 5, we’ve sweetened the pot for the Chapter Rewards even further. The Jungle Carbine primary weapon, the Epic Nighthawk outfit, and the Model 27 sidearm are some of the many rewards you can reap when getting experienced in the Pacific.

Take on Weekly Challenges

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Another way to earn gear is to take on the Weekly Challenges. Unlock the menacing Barbed Wire Bat, and other items by completing sub-tasks with different themes each week. Completing Weekly Challenges earns you Chapter XP, too.

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