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'Battlefield 6' Will Feature A World War 3 Setting, According To Rumour

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'Battlefield 6' Will Feature A World War 3 Setting, According To Rumour

Battlefield 6 is set to release in 2021, and by all accounts it sounds like we're in for the biggest and most ambitious Battlefield adventure yet. According to a new rumour, the DICE-developed shooter will move away from the historical focus of the previous two games and put us squarely in the middle of a modern conflict once again. Specifically, it sounds as if a World War 3 scenario is on the cards.

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Obviously this near-future World War 3 setting would be a fictional scenario, hopefully, although you never can tell what 2020 is going to throw at you next. I should also advise that you take this with a hefty pinch of salt for now, as the information has come from a mysterious Reddit user who's keeping quiet about where exactly this info came from. The only reason we're touching it, in fact, is because other more reliable sources have already strongly hinted at a return to a modern day setting.

Battlefield V / Credit: EA
Battlefield V / Credit: EA

Posting on Reddit, William_Fichtner claims that Battlefield 6 will take place during a NATO vs. Russia conflict in World War 3 They also suggest that War Stories will return as part of the campaign, and will "track several soldiers from different countries as the war rages in every corner of the world."

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"One will feature a US Army squad fending off a Russian attack in the suburbs of America," they explain. "Another war story will feature a MI6 agent embedded in a rebel group in Eastern Europe, with the objective of stopping a Russian advance into NATO territory."

The post also touches on "massive" 64 VS 64 multiplayer, which is something we've previously heard. Modes are said to include TDM, Domination, Conquest, Breakthrough and Grand Operations, with Grand Operations now taking place over the course of five days. They also touch on three large-scale maps, which apparently include an American suburbs setting, a European city, and a Russian forest.

Like I say, do take all of this with a pinch of salt for now. While much of it sounds plausible and tracks with what we've previously heard, Battlefield 6 is still a ways off, and we've seen more convincing "leaks" than this before.

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Battlefield 3 / Credit: EA
Battlefield 3 / Credit: EA

EA recently shared a few concrete details about Battlefield 6 during an investors call. We learned that the next entry in the popular FPS series is coming to next-gen consoles by holiday 2021, which means we've got about a year to wait. It also sounds as if DICE will be sharing more details - which will presumably include a first-look - in the spring.

"DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale," EA said during the call. "The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver a truly next-gen vision for the franchise. We have hands-on playtesting underway internally."

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Topics: DICE, News, EA, Battlefield 6

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