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DICE issues in-game compensation for major Battlefield V bug

Published: 27/Jan/2019 22:55 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 22:57

by Connor Bennett


DICE have begun issuing in-game currency to Battlefield V players who were affected by a bug that prevented them from earning it.

Players who had reached Battlefield’s in-game max level of 50 weren’t earning Company Coin, the game’s in-game currency. Company Coin, which is different from the microtransaction currency of Battlefield, allows players to purchase the game’s Company items.

An earlier patch had been released in an attempt to resolve the issue but that, reportedly, only solved the glitch for a small number of players. 

DICE / EAThe Battlefield series is uber-popular despite its issues.

Now DICE have released a full patch that should solve the issues for all affected players, while also granting them the amount of Company Coin that they should have earned before they were affected.

DICE posted the following statement on Twitter: 

“We’ve just deployed a one-time Company Coin grant to Battlefield 5 players that had previously missed their post-Rank 50 earnings. Thanks for your patience and we hope you enjoy these Company Coins.”

The issue is the latest in a long line of problems that have arisen since the release of Battlefield V in November 2018.

In December 2018, DICE made a controversial change to the game’s time-to-kill in order to make the shooter more enjoyable for new players who had complained about the difficulty. However, following backlash from more experienced members of the Battlefield community, the developer changed it back.


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.