The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has revealed its official rating summary for EA’s Battlefield 5, giving the game an M for Mature rating. The descriptors for the rating are Blood, Strong Violence and Language, which is pretty standard for this series.
As always, accompanying the rating and main descriptors is a full breakdown of what players will experience in the game, which is the following:
“This is a first-person shooter, set in various international locations during World War II, in which players engage in stealth missions, skirmishes, and firefights with enemy soldiers. Players use pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, and explosives to kill enemies in realistic, frenetic combat. Stealth attacks sometimes include stabbing enemies in the chest at close range. Cutscenes depict characters being strangled and corpses strung up from buildings or rafters. Combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, large explosions, and blood-splatter effects. The words “f**k,” “c*nt,” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.”
Battlefield 5 is set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 20th, following a delay that pushed it back from its October release. It will be the first game in the series to feature a battle royale mode, which is called Firestorm. Adding a battle royale mode is something that its main competitor in Call of Duty did, with the Blackout mode being added to Black Ops 4. It’s been a massive success so far, though it remains to be seen if Battlefield can replicate it.