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EA Shares Plummet After Battlefield V Delay Announcement

Published: 30/Aug/2018 15:40 Updated: 30/Aug/2018 15:50

by Matt Porter

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Electronic Arts shares have dropped by over 8% after announcing that Battlefield V has been delayed until November 20.

Opening the day at $120.60 per share, the announcement to delay Battlefield V by a full month saw EA’s stocks plummet by 8% down to $117.24 at it’s lowest point.

Announcing the delayed release just over a month before the original date, EA have also updated their projected earnings for the year, to make up for the shorter window of sales Battlefield V will have in 2018.

DICEBattlefield V has been delayed by a month until November 20.

The delay comes on the back of a report by invest firm Cowen Group, that suggested Battlefield V pre-orders were disappointing, and were lagging behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pre-orders by a staggering 85%.

While developers DICE have said the game has been delayed to allow “final adjustments to core gameplay”, it is widely thought that EA have pushed the release date back so as to not face competition from Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 and Activision’s Black Ops 4, which both release in October 2018.

Recently, it was leaked that EA may consider making the battle royal portion of Battlefield V free-to-play, and provide in-game exclusives to those who owned the full game, in an attempt to persuade players to purchase the title.

While Battlefield V now available on November 20, it’ll be interesting to see how EA’s stock price recovers before the big release.

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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.