Update: EA DICE confirmed that Battlefield 5's Grand Operations will indeed be playable at launch as part of Tides of War.
The blog post outlining Grand Operations in Battlefield 5 previously said that Grand Operations would be available "shortly" after launch. EA DICE has since update the original blog.
"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 published. The article has been updated to reflect that Grand Operations will be playable at launch and as part of Tides of War."
The Grand Operations mode in the upcoming Battlefield 5 will not be available on launch day when the game comes out in October.
In a new blog post about the Grand Operations game mode in Battlefield 5, EA quietly slipped in the fact that the mode will be arriving "shortly after launch." The Grand Operation will be added upon in the following months after launch.
Grand Operations is an expanded version of Operations from Battlefield 1 where players engage in a massive battle over the course of several in-game "days." Each day is a round and the actions of the player and their team will affect the way the next "day" lay out. Grand Operations combines gameplay and narrative that combines FPS combat with a kind of role-play.
EA detailed some other aspects of Grand Operations in its blog post including more information on the Airborne combat and Final Stand. The latter is a sudden death mode where two, evenly matched teams face off in a permadeath PvP with limited supplies. The match isn't settled until one team wipes out the other.
Battlefield 5 is EA's sequel to Battlefield 1. The new FPS takes place during WW2 and will expand upon many of the things that made Battlefield 1 a critical and commercial hit. For more on the next Battlefield, check out our Battlefield 5 guide for news, trailers, and previews. Battlefield 5 comes out on October 19 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.