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New 'Battlefield V' expansion gives us BARs, M1 Garands, flame throwers, Iwo Jima, Wake Island, and more
Earlier this week DICE teased its newest expansion to Battlefield V, and on Wednesday they dropped their reveal trailer for War in the Pacific. And yes, players are finally getting the M1 Garand, and a whole cache of new weapons.
The new game trailer is utter madness, but it's the kind you expect from Battlefield: Over-the-top action; frenetic gunfights; first-person footage, shot with the game's graphics engine; a panoramic look at an amphibious landing against a heavily fortified beachhead; before it ends with a fighter pilot crashing his plane into an airborne V1 Rocket, and parachuting to safety.
Why, because it's Battlefield, that's why.
Set in World War II, the latest installment of the first-person shooter franchise had a bit of a rocky, and let's be honest, disappointing start, but over the last year the game has steadily cranked out free expansions, bringing players new weapons, vehicles, and maps.
The latest addition will do the same.
Given that Battlefield V is set to run the course of World War II, with new expansions moving the timeline forward, War in the Pacific brings the U.S. military and the Empire of Japan into the fight.
Beyond the two new factions, players will be getting three new maps: Iwo Jima, and Pacific Storm (an island hopping campaign with shifting weather and tropical storms) to start, followed by Wake Island in December. It also brings a bunch of new weapons and vehicles.
In addition to the iconic M1 Garand, players will be able to get their hands on the BAR, a new submachine gun, sniper rifle, gadgets, and two new in-game pick ups: A katana, for if you want to go all soldier-samurai on a World War II battlefield, and a flamethrower, for those players who just want to watch the world burn.
Battlefield V's War in the Pacific expansion launches Oct. 31, and seeing as it's free, if you've already bought the game, now might be a good time to hop back into the Second World War.
And hey, if it ends up being a disappointment, you at least have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to look forward to when it debuts on Oct. 25.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea said on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang.
The drills, known as the Combined Flying Training Event, would have simulated air combat scenarios and involved an undisclosed number of warplanes from both the United States and South Korea.
An opening ceremony will be held Monday on Hawaii island for a military exercise with China that will involve about 100 People's Liberation Army soldiers training alongside U.S. Army counterparts.
This comes after Adm. Phil Davidson, head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, spoke on Veterans Day at Punchbowl cemetery about the "rules-based international order" that followed U.S. victory in the Pacific in World War II, and China's attempts to usurp it.
Those American standards "are even more important today," Davidson said, "as malicious actors like the Communist Party of China seek to redefine the international order through corruption, malign cyber activities, intellectual property theft, restriction of individual liberties, military coercion and the direct attempts to override other nations' sovereignty."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "act quickly" to reach a deal with the United States, in a tweet weighing in on North Korea's criticism of his political rival former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump, who has met Kim three times since 2018 over ending the North's missile and nuclear programs, addressed Kim directly, referring to the one-party state's ruler as "Mr. Chairman".
In his tweet, Trump told Kim, "You should act quickly, get the deal done," and hinted at a further meeting, signing off "See you soon!"
It is impossible to tune out news about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump now that the hearings have become public. And this means that cable news networks and Congress are happier than pigs in manure: this story will dominate the news for the foreseeable future unless Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt get back together.
But the wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment mania has also created a news desert. To those of you who would rather emigrate to North Korea than watch one more lawmaker grandstand for the cameras, I humbly offer you an oasis of news that has absolutely nothing to do with Washington intrigue.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kiev, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday.
A Reuters reporter in Crimea, which Russian annexed from Ukraine in 2014, earlier on Sunday saw coastguard boats pulling the three vessels through the Kerch Strait toward the Black Sea where they could potentially be handed over to Ukraine.