Battlefield V launches new free Mercury map this week
The newest map is coming to Battlefield V, and it’s coming this week. This new map is part of the ongoing plan which DICE and EA have for the FPS in terms of post-launch content. And while it’s not a major expansion of story content or anything, a new map is something players will no doubt enjoy.
This newest addition to the locale roster is called Mercury, and is named after Operation Mercury in 1941. Historically this was a time when the Nazi war machine counterattacked allied forces on the Greek island of Crete, in which British, Commonwealth and Greek forces were eventually defeated by Axis forces and a brutal period of repression began in earnest, including the massacre of Cretan civilians by occupying forces in response to ongoing partisan attacks.
The map internalizes a small sliver of this struggle into a battle around a series of coastal fortifications and a small village. There’s also a radar site and marina to battle over. Aspects of the map also include references to the region with olive trees and period architecture.
The map is being deployed on May 30th as part of the Chapter 3 – Trial by Fire update package. The Firestorm update cycle has been slowly rolled out over the last few months, exciting FPS fans and gamers in general. What with things like the new Battle Royale mode. The roadmap for the rest of the update wraps up this June with Chapter 4 called Defying the Odds.
Check out the trailer for the new Mercury map down below. Battlefield V is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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