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Battlefield V players furious as DICE remove Duos from Firestorm, again

Published: 10/May/2019 1:20 Updated: 10/May/2019 14:42

by Alan Bernal


The day a lot of Battlefield 5 Firestorm fans have been dreading has come as the game no longer has Duo matchmaking available – and players are fuming.

Firestorm is Battlefield’s entry to the battle royale genre and fans of the legendary franchise have been loving the new spin on the classic BF formula. But, the latest update to the game is proving to be very unpopular for a ton of players.

In a Reddit post, DICE Community Manager ‘PartWelsh’ updated the community as to why the Duo mode had been removed again, citing the limited time mode had been falling off in terms of popularity.

EA / DICEFirestorm players have been loving the Duo matchmaking, but might have to wait a while before getting it back.

Firestorm was tailored for a squad experience, but a huge portion of players have been loving the option of queuing up with just one friend. But, the people at DICE have been noticing a different trend which ultimately led to the switch.

“When Duo was first removed, you told us that you wanted to see it come back and we were happy to support,” the post reads. “Since then, we’ve seen more folks jump back into Squads mode, with less preferring to Firestorm it up in Duo – so we’re going to get back to the original plan today and we’ve disabled it’s matchmaking.”

Even though the mode had “received an overwhelmingly positive reaction at launch,” both developers and players knew that it was always going to be a limited time. But now that the mode has been axed again, the community is strongly insisting it return.

Firestorm Rotations Update – So long and thanks for all the Duo! from r/BattlefieldV

When will Duo mode return to Battlefield 5 Firestorm?

Since making the announcement, the community has been vehemently expressing their discontent with the move, while wondering when, or indeed if, the mode would return.

“Is this a joke?” Reddit user ‘MoreDotsOkStopDots’ asked. “That’s the only reason I get on anymore, same with my buddy. All we play is Duo. This limited time stuff really needs to stop. The fact it arrived, then was removed, then came back and now being removed AGAIN with no foreseeable return is just, idek anymore.”

RedditSince the announcement, players have been giving epic accounts as to why Duo mode shouldn’t be taken out of Battlefield V Firestorm.

Unfortunately, the DICE spokesperson was vague in when exactly Duos will be back, stating: “Genuinely, [Duos] will return. Whether we do that on certain weekends every month, or for a week to celebrate each of the future Firestorm updates – you will see Duo again.”

Fans found it even more disappointing that the company is “not presently expecting it to return as a permanent addition,” but at least it won’t be the last time Firestorm players will be able to drop into Duos.


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.