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Dr Disrespect provides initial verdict on Battlefield V’s Firestorm battle royale

Published: 25/Mar/2019 19:49 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 23:07

by Alan Bernal

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EA have moved into the battle royale scene with the release of the Criterion-developed Battlefield V Firestorm on March 25, and Twitch star Dr Disrespect has given his early thoughts for the new mode.

FPS fans have been eagerly anticipating the launch of a battle royale from the legendary Battlefield franchise. After numerous leaks and announcements for Firestorm, players are finally filling the servers of the game.

After getting in a couple hours of Firestorm, the Doc was surprised with how much fun he was having despite numerous red flags prior to the game’s release.

EA DiceThe Battlefield franchise has tons of fans, and hopefully they’ll take to the latest battle royale.

“I was very [apprehensive] with my belief that this could be a fun experience,” the Doc said. “Lots of red flags before I even played it. Now that I’m playing it though, I’m actually having a good time.”

Though the Doc didn’t go into specifics about what the “red flags” were, he had previously shared his concerns about the slow pacing that initial videos of Firestorm seemed to show.

Battle royales are exciting, but various elements can contribute to a game’s sense of stale or unrewarding experiences.

Aspects like underwhelming firefights, too large/small player count, and disproportionate size of the map in relation to the number of contestants could all factor into a diminishing playthrough.

For the time being, it seems like Dr Disrespect is liking what Firestorm is bringing to the table and gave it high praise comparing it to an “optimized” Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.

“It’s kind of intense, to be honest with you,” Dr Disrespect said. “The fights feel intense, the looting is wonky, but I like the design. The pacing of the game. What [TSM’s Viss] was saying ‘it feels like [PUBG], but more of a triple-A optimized Battlegrounds.’”

With a big studio and even bigger publisher backing Firestorm’s life cycle, the initial thoughts are encouraging to hear since early feedback for the game could make the game even better.

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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

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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.