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Dr Disrespect labels EA ‘dumb’ after latest Firestorm change

Published: 24/Apr/2019 19:07 Updated: 24/Apr/2019 19:44

by David Purcell


Many Battlefield V Firestorm players will have lauded the confirmed arrival of several new features when the game’s first patch went live on April 5, but Dr Disrespect has singled out what he believes to be a “dumb” change from EA DICE. 

The popular Twitch streamer, who has over 3.4 million followers on the platform at the time of writing, is certainly not one to hold back his opinion on changes to battle royale games. 

That wasn’t any different, either, when the Two-Time discussed the changes that were revealed by EA DICE in the patch notes for Battlefield’s new battle royale mode. 

EA DICEA number of changes were made to Battlefield V Firestorm’s in the #2 update on April 5.

What’s Dr Disrespect’s problem with Firestorm? 

Firestorm’s first major patch was fairly sizeable and included several tweaks to not just gameplay, but the map as well. The notes for the update confirmed that a brand new Duos mode would be added – news which doesn’t seem to have gone down too well with Dr Disrespect. 

“You’re talking about five hundred or six hundred total [working] on Battlefield 5. Right, let’s do the math,” he said, as he tried to work out how much money the developer might have spent on developing the original game and Firestorm. 

Doc targets game developers

“That’s a fucking lot of money that they [EA] spent and these dumb, dumb idiots had two modes for Firestorm – play solo mode and play squad mode. They couldn’t even fill up one of those and they go: ‘oh, let’s throw duos in too!'”

The streamer doesn’t seem to believe that Firestorm has enough reach in order to fill up the game modes that it will soon offer. 

DICE is not the only game developer that Dr Disrespect has targeted, though, as the streamer has produced several scathing attacks on Epic Games and even Respawn Entertainment in the past. The Doc went as far as saying Apex Legends still feels like a demo on April 24, as seen in the clip below. 

Whether or not he will be proved right with his Battlefield criticism remains to be seen, but DICE will be hoping that acting upon the wishes of many fans to add another game mode will only attract more players in the future. 


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.