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DICE explain reasoning behind controversial Battlefield V changes but players aren’t happy with the excuse

Published: 17/Dec/2018 9:29 Updated: 17/Dec/2018 9:45

by Connor Bennett


Battlefield V developers DICE have explained their reasoning behind the controversial changes to the game’s multiplayer time to kill, but their apology did not receive the desired response.

In the December 12 patch for the game, the multiplayer time to kill was altered significantly, causing outrage from some sections of the game’s fans. A ‘core’ Conquest mode – one of Battlefield’s signature game types – was added to give hardcore fans a chance to play with the previous TTK settings.

However, being solely confined to Conquest mode did not go over well with fans. The DICE team took to Reddit to explain their decision, which they explained was all about giving new players a fairer chance in-game and how they would implementing a new ‘core’ playlist for every game mode.

DICEBattlefield V players aren’t happy with the TTK changes.

Community manager Dan Mitre posted: “On behalf of the Battlefield team, I’d like to apologize for the silence over the past couple of days on the TTK topic. We’ve seen it’s been a big talking point and causing a divide in the community, which was never our intention. We have been listening closely to what you’ve all been saying.”

He added: “Changes to the game carrying this kind of weight needs clearer, earlier communication before getting rolled out. We will improve how we roll out updates in the future and respond more quickly when you have questions or concerns.”

Battlefield V Letter to the Community – New “Core” Playlists Coming from r/BattlefieldV

However, that explanation did not go over too well with the Battlefield V Reddit community. “New players are struggling? No shit… name me one multiplayer game where new players can jump in and instantly do as good as the experienced players?,” responded Reddit user Jackzu. 

“Stop splitting the damn playerbase and just return the old TTK. This will just lead to confusion, longer matchmaking times and eventually lesser players,” added fellow fan SNAIP-.

It looks as if there may be a ways to go before DICE have fully reconciled with their community. While further changes will be welcomed, being open and transparent ahead of time is what the hardcore fans of the game are after. 


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.