The War Stories of Battlefield™ V portray relatable people facing brutal warfare filled with Battlefield moments. In these intimatesingle-player stories, you’ll witness World War 2 through the eyes of the men and women who were entangled in a conflict that would change the world forever.
Using the popular anthology format introduced in Battlefield™ 1, each War Story will take players to unexpected fronts, such as the scorching North African desert, the sublime but hostile Norwegian mountains, and several other locations we’ll reveal on the road to Battlefield V.
Nordlys: Infiltrate Enemy Installations and Experience the Northern Lights
At this year’s Xbox E3 Briefing, we showed a glimpse of the first War Story in Battlefield V, titled Nordlys. The story takes place in 1943 during the German occupation of Norway.
In Nordlys, we narrow in on a young resistance fighter who carries a weight greater than her weapons and ammo. Her story centers on not only her fight for her country’s liberation from occupying forces, but her family’s survival.
You’ll face the enemy and the freezing climate in a setting based on the invasion of Norway and the fight for valuable natural resources to keep the war machine running.
There are multiple scenarios and situations in Nordlys – which means many gameplay opportunities for you as a player. Infiltrate enemy installations using stealth, takedown unsuspecting enemy guards, and utilize evasion to help even the overwhelming odds. If your cover is blown, prepare to face even tougher fights as the enemy will call in reinforcements. Stay mobile and ski the frozen Scandinavian landscapes to move between objectives.
Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People – Told the Battlefield Way
During the research for Battlefield V, one thing has repeatedly become apparent: history is right among us. Sometimes far away, sometimes just around the corner – like for the DICE team in Stockholm, Sweden, and their neighbor Norway. The stories are also close on a more human level; it’s striking how often ordinary people were in the heart of these conflicts.
The War Stories experience is a way for us to put WW2 into perspective through on-the-ground accounts of people wrapped in the broader conflict, told the Battlefield way. In Nordlys, as well as our other War Stories, you won’t come across any super heroes performing crazy stunts and saving the world all by themselves. Instead, you’ll step into the all-too-human shoes of people who, in their own way, played a part in shaping the modern world.