EA and DICE have officially announced that the series’ premium pass will not be coming to Battlefield V. Instead, a live service called Tides of War will be the centre focus of the game experience. More importantly, it’ll be free.
As such, Battlefield V will be the first Battlefield game in a long time to not have paid add-on content, instead favouring an approach that will continue to invite players to come back and play the game over the years following its release.
Tides of War is the overarching live service of this year’s Battlefield. It’ll be split into parts (or “chapters” as the developers explained) that run for months at a time, and will contain new content — ranging from maps, game modes, campaign content, and items — for players to involve themselves in.