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'Battlefield V' is finally sending us to war in the Pacific
Battlefield V is shipping out to the Pacific theater of World War II, and it's about time!
The teaser, which was posted to the game's official Twitter account on Monday, gives just a brief glimpse of what we might see when the latest add-on finally debuts this Fall. A full reveal of what's in store will be released on Oct. 23.
In the brief clip we see a U.S. service member looking out toward a string of islands from aboard a ship as someone shouts "it's time to move out soldiers." And while it was a bit of a personal let down that the character isn't a Marine — I'm biased, sue me — I can't deny that I'm incredibly stoked for one reason: We may finally get to use the M1 Garand.
Imagine loading up Battlefield V, jumping into a Pacific map and hearing: pic.twitter.com/2qYsHzkaVw
— 29% Battery (@40_40vision) October 21, 2019
Given that Battlefield V is set to run the course of World War II, with individual free-to-play expansions moving the timeline forward, it makes sense that players haven't yet had a chance to use the iconic rifle: At this point in the game's existing timeline, the U.S. military has yet to enter the war — even though the M1 Carbine and Thomson submachine gun, both of which were hallmark weapons of the U.S. military during World War II, have already made it into the game.
With the Pacific theater opening up to players, we'll get to play as two new factions, the U.S. and Japan, as well as see some new maps (Iwo Jima is already slated to be one of them). The new expansion also includes seven new weapons and gadgets, and some additional vehicles.
But Heaven help DICE if they don't finally add the Garand.
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It's a theme that stems from a widespread local belief that the men and women who have served in the nation's armed forces are held in particularly high esteem here in the southern valley.
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That's the first description of McMahon in the book by journalist Mark Bowden called "Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War." It is a detailed account of the horrific Battle of the Black Sea fought in the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 1993. It claimed the lives of 18 elite American soldiers.
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher will retire as a chief petty officer now that President Donald Trump has restored his rank.
"Before the prosecution of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward Gallagher, he had been selected for promotion to Senior Chief, awarded a Bronze Star with a "V" for valor, and assigned to an important position in the Navy as an instructor," a White House statement said.
"Though ultimately acquitted on all of the most serious charges, he was stripped of these honors as he awaited his trial and its outcome. Given his service to our Nation, a promotion back to the rank and pay grade of Chief Petty Officer is justified."
The announcement that Gallagher is once again an E-7 effectively nullifies the Navy's entire effort to prosecute Gallagher for allegedly committing war crimes. It is also the culmination of Trump's support for the SEAL throughout the legal process.
On July 2, military jurors found Gallagher not guilty of premeditated murder and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a wounded ISIS fighter to death and opening fire at an old man and a young girl on separate occasions during his 2017 deployment to Iraq.