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Battlefield V’s controversial ‘profanity filter’ will be changed for launch

Published: 22/Sep/2018 15:04

by Calum Patterson


The controversial ‘profanity filter’ used in the Battlefield V beta, which would censor phrases such as ‘DLC’ and ‘White man’, will be made an optional feature in the full game.

After the Battlefield V open beta, one of the main talking points wasn’t gameplay, new features or bugs – but rather the new ‘profanity filter’, which was intended to lessen toxicity in the in-game chat on PC.

However, the filter was blocking some peculiar phrases, including ‘DLC’, ‘White man’, ‘Nazi’ and ‘Titanfall’, which was mocked by a lot of players online.

Following the beta, DICE said regarding the profanity filter, they were “evaluating the Open Beta feedback and are making many adjustments for launch”.

EA Community Manager, Jeff Braddock, explained that the filter was a “work in progress”, and that these words should not have been censored.

Now though, it looks like the profanity filter will not be enforced when the full game releases on November 20, but will be an optional feature that can be turned on or off.

In their blog post entitled “What we learned from the Battlefield V Open Beta”, DICE mentioned various aspects of game play, including player visibility, bleed out times and time to kill.

The game has been surrounded by controversy since its announcement, but there is still a huge passionate fan base who are optimistic that the final game can exceed expectations, and there is a lot of anticipation for the battle royale mode ‘Firestorm’.


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.