Battlefield V’s Grand Operations mode will be available at launch after all

It looks like Battlefield fans will get their chance to try out the upcoming Grand Operations mode in Battlefield V after all. Publisher EA’s “ultimate multiplayer experience” will indeed be available when the game makes its October debut, much to the delight of many formerly-frustrated Battlefield enthusiast. 

Previously, Battlefield V’s official website mentioned that the mode would be available “shortly after launch,” without offering a release date for when players might be able to expect it. Now, the site has been updated with an official statement. 

“A previous version of this article stated that Battlefield V Grand Operations would be available shortly after launch, based on development plans as of June 9, the date the story was published,” EA said. “The article has been updated to reflect that Grand Operations will be playable at launch and as part of Tides of War.”

Related: EA’s Origin Access Premier subscription service is now live

Grand Operations is an update to Battlefield’s original Operations mode, which first debuted in Battlefield 1. It finds players working their way through a selection of various maps, loosely tied together as victories shift from team to team. 

Battlefield V is set to launch on Oct. 19, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It’ll be available a full five days ahead of its release date via the EA Origin Access Premier service as well. If you’re interested in giving it a try, you might want to sign up for the new platform to jump in ahead of the rest of the rabid pack of fans who’ll be hopping on board at launch.