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Battlefield 5 developers reveal why the game’s battle royale mode was delayed

Published: 8/Nov/2018 23:14 Updated: 8/Nov/2018 23:26

by Bill Cooney


Developers for the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise talked about why they’re holding off on releasing Battlefield V’s battle royale mode until after the game is released.

After announcing that Battlefield V’s battle royale mode would be released after the game itself, DICE’s live service development director Ryan MacArthur gave some reasons why they made the decision in an interview with VG24/7.

“We want to make sure that each introduction of new gameplay is able to stand on its own and is able to stand out from everything else in a way that makes players want to focus on it,” MacArthur explained in the interview.

Battlefield V’s developers said they want to “drip-feed” content into the game, like new maps and modes, such as battle royale, for free, instead of in paid expansions or DLC.

According to DICE, putting all this content into the game at once would be just like a paid expansion ““We want players to have this – here is the core Battlefield experience, and here’s a co-op experience built off that, and here’s a battle royale experience built off that,” MacArthur said.

MacArthur finished by saying that if too many modes are introduced at once it can “fragment” the player community, “It sucks all the oxygen out of the room if you put to much in.”

Battlefield V is set to release on November 15, but how long players will have to wait to try out the new battle royale mode remains to be seen. 


How to play Battlefield V’s final free multiplayer weekend

Published: 1/Nov/2019 15:47 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 15:58

by Connor Bennett


EA are handing over the multiplayer of Battlefield V to the fans with a final free weekend of play. So, if you haven’t dived into the game’s online portion just yet, here’s what you need to know.

Battlefield V dropped back on November 20, 2018, marking the 11th installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise. With the new release, EA Dice took things up a notch with multiplayer compared to previous titles, adding a battle royale mode as well as expanding on the mega Grand Operations.

With it’s one year anniversary coming around, as well as the release of the game’s fifth chapter, EA launched their annual Battlefest celebrations with a raft of content for players. Included in that has been free trial weekends – letting everyone jump into different aspects of the game.

EA games/FlakfireBattlefield V’s Firestorm was the game’s attempt at the battle royale genre.

When is Battlefield V’s free trial weekend?

Starting on Friday, November 1 and running through November 4, players will have the chance to experience all of the game’s multiplayer maps and modes in order to celebrate the release of the Pacific Theatre.

This means that players can try out the traditional Battlefield mode of Conquest, as well as the usual FPS game types of Team Deathmatch and Domination. Anyone who ever enjoyed ‘Rush’ can try their hand at Breakthrough which works in a similar way.

DICE / EAThe epic Battlefield V is the 11th game in the popular franchise.

Where to download Battlefield V for the free trial weekend

The free trial weekends run on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and EA Origin for the PC. So, all you have to do is fine Battlefield V in your respective marketplace and hit download on the free trial.

Once you’ve waited for the long download and dropped into a game, you will be able to keep any progress you make should you choose to purchase the full game after that point. 

So, what are you waiting for? Time is ticking down on your last chance to experience Battlefield’s epic multiplayer for free.

It’ll take some time to download, of course, but it’s better to act fast than wait until the last minute – especially when you can get in plenty more matches, too.