Disclaimer: The following post is based on data mining and not official information. Take it with a grain of salt.
today I want to share with you a lot of new details about the upcoming Pacific theatre in Battlefield V. This time it was a real pain to gather all this information for various reasons so I hope you like the results. Patch 4.4 analysis part II – Here we go…
We know DICE is planning to release three maps during Chapter 5 before the end of 2019. I’ve come across a few code names and a fourth map for this theatre of war.
Artworks just for visualization
Internal map list for the Pacific:
“Wake Island” – an absolute classic. It’s a map that takes place on the Wake Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, and has appeared in many iterations of the Battlefield Series.
“Iwo Jima” was already announced at EA Play in June 2019.
“Jungle” and “Tropic Island” give us only a small hint on what to expect in general on these maps.
Unfortunately I’ve no more information about them but I think this is a very nice start.
Type 97 MG
“The Type 97 heavy tank machine gun was the standard machine gun used in tanks and armored vehicles of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, a heavy machine gun by infantry forces.” (Wikipedia)
Note: The original snippet (Google usually shows Wikipedia but this time they took a slightly modified one of a Vegas Gun Range, probably because an image search I did a minute before) wasn’t correct. Thanks to variakan for the note!
M3 IR Sniper Rifle
“The M3 features an infrared scope for improved sighting in low-light situations, as well as a suppressor for reduced muzzle report.” (Ingame)
Nambu Type 2A (SMG)
“The Experimental Model 2 Submachine Gun was a pre-World War II submachine gun of Japanese origin chambered in the 8mm Nambu round and was issued to Japanese Naval units, and used through until the end of the war.” (Wikipedia)
Note: The client explicitly mentions the “2A” variant so expect it to look different from wider known versions like the one in CoD WWII (I think I got the image right).
BAR M1918A2 (LMG)
Note: Already more or less confirmed during EA Play and since patch 4.4 briefly mentioned in the client.
Type 94 (Sidearm)
“Manufactured in Japan since before the war, some viewed this pistol as being unnecessarily complex in its design while others admired that it was compact and lightweight.” (Ingame)
Minor updates on already known weapons
M1 Garand (Semi-Automatic Rifle): A few new snippets confirm that this weapon will be a semi-automatic rifle and therefore available to the Assault class (as many of you already predicted).
Type 99 Arisaka (Bolt-Action Rifle): A few weeks ago we just had the “Type 99” string which can be associated with the lmg or bolt-action rifle. The new update confirms the Type 99 Arisaka without any overlappings which (currently) eliminates the Type 99 LMG as a datamined weapon.
Katana (Melee): New description: “Many swords were produced in the years leading up to the war as Japanese officers were required to wear them. The quality varied dramatically due to the amount that was needed in the short period of time.” (Ingame)
Burned Plank (Melee): New description: “In a pinch anything that can be picked up with one hand can become a weapon. Even if it may be on fire.” (Ingame)
Friendly reminder: M3 “Grease Gun” (SMG), M1919A6 (MMG) and Type 100 (SMG) were already found in the files.
The patch didn’t bring new soldier cosmetics but I’ve got some details on the number and “structure” of sets for the U.S. and Japanese faction.
Currently each faction has eight base sets of common or uncommon quality (not sure but doesn’t really matter anyway).
Every set gets a dedicated [rare] and [epic] variant – so we’re looking at 24 sets in total for one feaction.
The following soldier set image is a good visualization of this concept:
Interesting: The already released sets (G.I., Yankee, Wild Eagle) and the ones on the image above seem to be part of this summary (otherwise certain numbers don’t match but as usual I can’t guarantee anything here). It’s therefore not unlikely that we already know six of the 24 U.S. sets.
Here are a few additional U.S. set names (probably ordered by common, rare & epic rarity):
Crewman, Warden & Overlord
Leatherneck, Mariner & Searcher
Trooper, Bruiser & Commando
Enlisted, Brawler & Warhorse
Please keep in mind that some of these items will probably be part of chapter rank rewards, armory updates and CH5 booster packs.
Epic Weapon Sets for the Pacific
To round things off, I made some screenshots of three Chapter 5 epic weapons sets (on a M1919A6 and M1928A1) for you.
“Fossilized” / M1919A6
“Jungle02” / M1928A1
“Dragon” / M1919A6
That’s it for patch 4.4 (here is my previous post about the upcoming content for Operation Underground in case you’ve missed it). If you’re interested in some random Battlefield V content once in a while, feel free to follow me on Twitter (twitter.com/temporyal).
As always thanks for your support and have a nice day!
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