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How to fix Battlefield V Firestorm’s looting problem

Published: 27/Mar/2019 16:09 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 10:26

by Paul Cot


Battlefield V Firestorm is the latest battle royale game to have hype behind it. However, looting has been universally criticised.

Looting in Battlefield Firestorm

General looting in Firestorm isn’t as good as other battle royale games, such as Fortnite and Call of Duty Blackout. While the process isn’t exactly excellent in these either, it is a lot better than Firestorm.

When looting houses or items found on the floor, this is different from looting bodies, and it can feel quite clunky. This is because, in comparison to other games, you can’t simply be running over it to pick it up. Instead, you need to be looking at the item directly. 

Picking up items off the floor is what it is, there is no other system that can be made for it. However, Criterion Games, who developed Firestorm in partnership with DICE, certainly could make it more responsive.

u/EjbrohamLincolnLooting death boxes by categories would simplify the process.

Firestorm loot box

The responsiveness of looting might need a small adjustment to improve it, but looting bodies needs a complete overhaul.

Items fall on top of each other, which makes picking them up awkward and in some cases impossible. Items can be hard to distinguish between also.

Furthermore, the actual inventory management system is a challenge to use. Navigating it isn’t natural and dropping items requires you to click the same button twice.

Consequently, a new looting system involving death stashes is needed. Using it does improve with practice. Nevertheless, it should be simpler from the outset.

Looting concept designs

One interesting idea is to separate the loot in terms of its category. The concept provided divides by weapons, ammo, armor and gadgets.

u/Milekill1Like for like inventories would make looting death stashes clearer.

This would allow you to access what you need most in the quickest time frame, which can often be the difference between surviving and dying. However, some prefer a more traditional approach where all the loot is listed together.

An alternative design aligns the loot within a death box against your current inventory. This allows you to make like for like changes and makes the whole process a lot clearer.

EA respond

Fortunately, there has been an official response from EA stating, “We’ve got some improvements to looting on the way.”

This a rather broad statement and it isn’t really clear whether it relates to looting in general or more of an inventory management perspective.

Either way, it’s encouraging that feedback is being taken into account and that a resolution is being worked on.

It should be noted that many critics have also given EA and the developers Criterion Games praise with Firestorm as a whole.


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.