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EA stock prices plummet ahead of Battlefield V and FIFA 19 releases

Published: 13/Sep/2018 16:37 Updated: 13/Sep/2018 18:17

by Bill Cooney

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Electronic Arts saw stock prices drop 11.9% at the end of August, shortly after the announcement that Battlefield V’s release date would be moved back into November.

We previously reported that EA shares dropped almost 8% immediately after Battlefield V’s release delay, but the damage was worse than initially estimates predicted.

On August 30 EA announced Battlefield V would be released on November 20, more than a month after the original release date of October 19. This delay might not be that big a deal if EA weren’t going up against some of their biggest competitors.

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Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is scheduled to come out on October 12 and Rockstar Game’s Red Dead Redemption 2 is set for an October 26 release. 

Moving Battlefield V’s release date back almost a month behind two of the most anticipated games of the year shows EA isn’t confident in the game quite yet – and the preorder numbers show fans are taking notice.

According to Cowen’s Doug Creutz, there have been 85% less preorders of Battlefield V then there have been for Black Ops 4. Call of Duty preorders have usually been higher than Battlefield’s in the past, Creutz said, but nowhere near the 85% this time around.

Call of Duty’s new Blackout battle royale mode started it’s private beta this week and has been a hit in the community. If we compare that to the lackluster response Battlefield V’s beta received, things just don’t look good for EA’s flagship FPS franchise.

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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.