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Dice Developer explains why strange words get blocked by Battlefield V’s chat filter

Published: 17/Sep/2018 20:29 Updated: 18/Sep/2018 13:34

by Bill Cooney


Dice Multiplayer Producer David Sirland has explained how Battlefield V’s controversial chat filter tags certain words that it thinks could be escalators to toxic chat, and says developers are working to fix the system.

Responding to a user on Twitter who asked why words like “white man” and “DLC” are censored in Battlefield V, Sirland said the system uses uses a dictionary from several EA games to tag certain words or combinations that could lead to toxic chat.

According to Sirland, the whole system is “based on some sort of algorithm that has tagged certain combinations of words to be escalators to toxic chat,” but he admits “I don’t claim to understand how it all works in detail.”

Some of the words censored by the filter include “Titanfall,” “Nazi,” “DLC,” “lag,” “eat,” “defend,” and even “spaghetti.”

The censoring of such a wide variety of words has meant a lot of ridicule and questions from the community since Battlefield V’s beta went live September 6.

EA Community Manager Jeff Braddock also responded to players questions on the official Battlefield forums.

Braddock reiterates Sirland’s statements and writes that the chat filter is a “work-in-progress” at the moment. He also confirms that developers are listening to feedback from the community to “tweak the sensitivity of the filter.”

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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.