EA’s press conference has officially come to a close. With it brought a few surprises and new information. The first game that was shown was Battlefield V. For those that may have missed the presentation, a full recap can be viewed here. Starting off the press conference, DICE came on stage to give some details regarding the upcoming Battlefield V. First, let’s get the biggest news out of the way. Battle Royale has been officially confirmed as a new mode to the franchise. It has been rumored for quite some time that this would be included, but this is the first that EA has acknowledged this. Next, there was a look at the new destruction mechanics that the game has to offer. Vehicles can drive through and fully collapse buildings, which can shake up strategies. Tanks will also be able to move around sedentary turrets to provide a tactical advantage as well. Finally, EA confirmed that players will not have to worry about monetization in this upcoming release. There will be absolutely no loot boxes or a premium pass. All maps will be free and the game will be available in full with purchase. It would appear that EA is seemingly ditching their previous model of loot boxes due to the backlash from Star Wars: Battlefront II. Fans of the series won’t have to wait too long for the game’s release. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19, 2018. Pre-orders are currently open for both the standard and deluxe edition. Each will grant players access to the upcoming beta. More information regarding the upcoming release is planned to be shown during Microsoft’s conference. Xbox’s E3 will be available to stream tomorrow, Sunday, June 9 at 1 PM PST/4 PM EST. Fans can view it on all major streaming platforms, including social media.