Battlefield 5 Announcement Date Leaked... by a Pipe in Battlefield 1

Battlefield 5 Announcement Date Leaked... by a Pipe in Battlefield 1

It was a planned leak, for once.

Take out your special pen and mark your calendar for May 23, because that's when the reveal for Battlefield 5 seems to be coming. DICE didn't simply say "Hey everyone, please look forward to May 23," though. Instead, it buried the date inside leaky pipes and cryptic messages all hidden behind a secret door in Battlefield 1.

You can find the aforementioned door chilling on the Fort de Vaux map; it's easy to spot thanks to the "Isolement" sign above it. Until the latest patch for Battlefield 1, there was no way to open it even though players sometimes heard moans and cries behind it. When the patch went through, however, people began noticing buttons poking out from behind posters around the Fort. The patrons of the Battlefield subreddit and Discord put their heads together and sussed out the verboten door can finally be opened if you push the buttons in a correct order. Battlefield YouTuber Westie has a video that demonstrates where each button is, and what order they should be pushed in.

The isolation cell itself is grim but doesn't contain too many noteworthy features outside of an eerie painting of a white horse—presumably a work of art left behind by whomever escaped from the cell. The secret is in the pipes, which drip in Morse code to direct players to a website. The website has only one message: "May 23, 2018. #Battlefield."

Jan David Hassel, a technical designer at DICE, accented the webpage with a cryptic Tweet of his own earlier today declaring Battlefield will "Never be the same" on May 23. He included the picture of the white horse.

Looks like the Great War is winding down. All the blood, all the sickness, all the death—it was worth it to put an end to war for good. Ha ha ha! If only. Anyway, have a look at our guide for Battlefield 1's Apocalypse DLC.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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