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DICE to Raise ‘Battlefield V’s’ Max Rank, Introduce Private Matches, Add New Maps

Battlefield V” players are getting private matches, new maps, and more in the coming months, DICE announced at EA Play on Saturday. In the coming weeks and months, “Battlefield V’s” maximum rank will be raised from 50 to 500, giving players added incentive to stick with the game as new maps and modes continue to be added in seasonal “chapters.”

June will see the introduction of a large desert map called Al Sundan; in July, the game will get Marita, a small-scale map depicting the historic Battle of Greece. DICE also showed off a remake of the classic “Battlefield 3” map Operation Metro.

“Inspired by the fan-favorite ‘Battlefield 3’ map, it will deliver tight, infantry-focused action with more flexibility and new, fun ways to get around,” EA said in a blog post. “The areas will be diverse, and different playstyles will be supported, as you fight through urban streets, courtyards, the plaza area, service tunnels, train platforms, and more. This one’s coming in October.”

“Battlefield V” is now part of the EA Access and Origin Access Vault subscription services. The game’s Chapter 5 content update will arrive in the fall, bringing “amphibious warfare,” “island hopping,” and more to the World War II shooter.

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11 to 13. As is tradition, however, things kicked off early on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET with Electronic Arts’ EA Play event, which is being held at the Hollywood Palladium on June 8 and 9. Nintendo’s also hosting a number of esports tournaments throughout Saturday afternoon.

Microsoft will hold its big Xbox E3 2019 Briefing on Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. ET. Publishers Bethesda and Devolver Digital also have press conferences scheduled that same evening at 8:30 and 10 p.m. ET, respectively.

E3 2019 is coming to Los Angeles on June 11 through 13, and we’ll cover all the highlights of the event here at Variety as well.

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