Fans of Battlefield V, who are on the hunt for the possible inclusion of dinosaurs, might just finally be getting their wish as speculation continues to mount up.
The Battlefield franchise has had a long-standing history with Dinosaurs in-game. While players haven’t had the chance to live out their dreams and fight on the back of a T-Rex, multiple easter eggs have been hidden in games from DICE.
It all stemmed from an online meme about the lack of Dinosaur action in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s campaign mode - prompting jokes from the Battlefield side. Battlefield 3 made the first reference when the reveal for the gameplay started with a green T-Rex on-screen, and since then, has gone from strength-to-strength, with players even locking eyes with a Pterodactyl later in the game.
However, Battlefield V, the newest release in the series, has had a distinct lack of Dinosaur sightings - with only dog tags and small easter eggs noting possible dinosaurs. Players have discovered a number of other easter eggs in-game but have been left wondering where the usual massive pre-historic creature reference is.
The only sighting of a possible dinosaur came in the form of a promotional tweet for the game’s newest Shark easter egg on the Twisted Steel map. Developer Erik Astrand, who came up with the idea, dropped a tiny Pterodactyl into the photo - sending fans wild about a possible mode.
To be clear, the small bonus (flying Pterodactylus) in the announcement that my easter egg is going live is NOT the actual thing and can NOT be found in the game. Just saying. :)— Niklas Åstrand (@NiklasAstrand) March 21, 2019
First to find it was @_hO0chie_ (pm) followed by @realMrHated (public). You are awesome! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/2g6h0Vxtpk
The evidence has been mounting about a possible addition of dinosaurs, in one form of another, as players continued to note references to Jurassic Park being made by developers both in-game and on Twitter.
DICE recently added the Fortress multiplayer mode, which has red flares dotted around the map - with the flares being a key component of the iconic movie franchise. The developers have also played up to the theory, responding to fan questions with gifs of the flares being used in the movies.
It is not from me, but could be something else from someone else. What I did, will have to wait a bit. Summer time is vacation time... pic.twitter.com/tw7r6CKkkR— Niklas Åstrand (@NiklasAstrand) May 16, 2019
However, it’s not the only hint that has made towards Dinosaurs appearing in BF V. Prior to the release of the newest easter egg, Astrand ran a poll asking fans - for his own, personal curiosity - which creatures they would like to see “hunt” players down in-game in a special mode.
The winner, of course, ended up being the dinosaur option - sparking increased speculation about their inclusion and, again, a possible multiplayer mode.
Now, using that image as an inspiration to a poll - what would you enjoy being hunted by in a #Battlefield easter egg, special game mode, spinoff, ...— Niklas Åstrand (@NiklasAstrand) March 10, 2019
- Please note that this question is 100% my own and my personal curiousity!
It remains to be seen if DICE will follow through on their hints or if they’re, again, playing up to the speculation that has been built by fans across social media.
Yet, considering their history with having dinosaur references littered throughout their games, mainly through easter eggs, it might not be too long before players hear some sort of primeval roar in-game.