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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.


Shroud rages at “trash” Battlefield V after ridiculous bug ruins match

Published: 8/Aug/2019 10:10 Updated: 8/Aug/2019 10:23

by Matt Porter


Michael ‘Battlefield V, no matter how crispy his shot is.

The former CS:GO pro has a massive following on Twitch, in part due to his immense skill with a mouse and keyboard, seemingly able to transition from one game to another without any sort of struggle to adapt.

Just because he’s brilliant doesn’t mean the games always work the way he wants them to though, as he found out on his return to Battlefield V when he encountered a V-1 Rocket bug that has been affecting the game for some time.

Respawn EntertainmentShroud was incensed when Battlefield V wouldn’t let him call in a V-1 Rocket.

While playing during his August 7 stream, the Canadian found himself picking enemies off with ease, and after breaking through the 41,500 points barrier with his squad, found himself able to call in the V-1 Rocket, an explosive missile which can wipe out enemy opponents in one blast.

Unfortunately, as the 25-year-old attempted to call his streak in, he was struck by a bug which stopped him from raining fire down on his opponents, dying over and over again as his anger grew, and his bomb remained somewhere in the sky.

“Dude, call the… This game is just trash!” roared shroud in frustration. “Why is it so hard to call a fucking… fuck! Call V-1. Call V-1! I’m going to fucking break my everything. Ready, okay, V-1 Rocket. Woo, trash game! That still exists, even to this day!”

Shroud was finally able to call in his V-1 and do some damage, before explaining how the infuriating bug works to his audience, who seemed confused by what had just happened.

The Twitch streamer explained: “So the bug is when you die with your binoculars out, and you get respawned, your binoculars are going to be back out, but you can’t actually aim. It’s literally the worst. It’s the worst that the bug is still a thing!”

This issue was first reported back in November 2018, but DICE have yet to fix the bug, much to the annoyance of shroud.

Unsurprisingly, the Canadian didn’t remain on Battlefield V for too much longer, shutting it down after just one more match and heading back to Overwatch.