Firestorm brings the juggernaut combat vehicles of Battlefield™ V to battle royale, along with armored transports, a prototype helicopter, and even the sought-after tractor. Some of these vehicles are just for Firestorm and the ones familiar to Battlefield V veterans have been adjusted for battle royale combat*.
Although a number of vehicles are found parked throughout Halvøy, grabbing the most powerful machines requires capturing dynamic Vehicle Lockup Objectives using tactical squad or solo play. Some can also be called in using the Reinforcement flare gun. You can read more about Objectives and Reinforcements in our breakdown.
Vehicle Fuel and Ammo System
Because death is permanent in Firestorm, vehicles are balanced by making fuel, and in some cases ammunition, as an additional resource needed to successfully operate them. This way, no one player can dominate the entirety of Halvøy with a roaming tank, a squad who manages their inventory together is rewarded, and Firestorm won’t become just a world of tanks.
There’s enough fuel for each vehicle to get started, but when the fuel runs out, the vehicle can no longer move. Find Jerry Cans on Halvøy and use them on a to prolong the joy ride. Similarly, vehicles and towables come with limited ammunition and a steady supply of light or heavy vehicle ammo keeps their barrels hot.
Fierce, tough, and deadly, these are the last things you want to see when you’re escaping the ring of fire, and the first machines you want in your corner. Each of these can also add a towable weapon (listed later).
Hunt down these armored transports, load them up with a full squad, and haunt Firestorm like a strike team. All but the Universal Carrier are found in the wild or as a Reinforcement and can hitch a towable weapon.
War is always about making do with what you have, and a giant hunk of metal going at high speeds is a damn good option. Truth is, every vehicle is a “combat” vehicle if you’re brave enough. Most of these can pile in a full squad, as well.
Towable and/or Stationary Weapons
Tow an anti-tank gun or AA Gun to wallop foes or hold down a key Objective. Both below are found randomly in the wild and are designed for one soldier to operate.
Launch is Just the Spark
Firestorm will expand after launch, with new features and improvements coming to all Battlefield V players as part of Tides of War, including an initial introduction of a Duos mode in April as part of Chapter 3: Trial by Fire.
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