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.
A 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.
There’s a lot of speculation and rumors circulating about Battlefield 6 and where the title is going to be set. This is everything we know so far about the next installment in EA and DICE’s FPS franchise.
Alongside Call of Duty, Battlefield remains one of the most popular and long-standing FPS franchises on the market. The series has garnered a dedicated fanbase that enjoys large-scale battles fought across huge and expansive maps. They didn’t release a new game in 2020, so news that DICE was working on another game in the series for 2021 has fans very excited.
As with any upcoming release, leaks and rumors have begun to circulate about the next Battlefield game. These range from the game’s setting, the different modes, and even the release date of the upcoming title. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about EA’s Battlefield 6.
Battlefield 6 release date
Battlefield 5 released all the way back in November of 2018.
At the time of writing, we don’t have an official release date for Battlefield 6. However, in a statement made to IGN, EA confirmed DICE “is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.” In terms of when it will arrive this year, in the 2020 Q4 EA earnings call the publisher confirmed that Battlefield 6 will arrive in holiday 2021.
Although it’s no revelation hearing that the new Battlefield title will arrive this year, it at least confirms we shouldn’t have to wait too long before more details are revealed.
Since Battlefield 3, all mainline entries in the series have launched in either October or November. Of course, all of this information regarding a release date should be taken with a pinch of salt, as it is possible the game may be pushed back.
Where will Battlefield 6 be set?
The last two Battlefield titles have been set in the first and second World Wars.
As of yet, EA has not confirmed where the events of Battlefield 6 will take place or the game’s overall setting. This means currently the whole theme of the title is a complete mystery and has left players scratching their heads.
There is speculation that Battlefield 6 will take place in a modern setting as the previous two installments have been based in the past. This was backed by a leak posted to Reddit revealing that Battlefield 6 will be based in a World War 3 setting. However, as with any leak posted by an unknown source, there’s a very high chance the information is incorrect.
Another leak courtesy of industry insider Tom Henderson suggests the game may be a soft reboot of Battlefield 3. Again, this aligns with the idea that DICE is looking to go back to a modern setting and leave the World War one and two themes behind.
Either way, you can guarantee that DICE is closely guarding details of the game’s setting and we’re unlikely to find out more until a teaser or announcement is made.
Battlefield 6 maps and modes
Rumors are circulating that Battlefield 6’s maps will be huge and host more players than ever before.
Although we’re still unclear of Battlefield 6’s exact setting, there have been some leaks on what we can expect to see from the game’s maps and modes.
Back in August of 2020, leaker Tom Henderson revealed that fans can expect to see maps designed to fit more than 128 players per match and that 32 versus 32 will be part of the game’s standard playlist.
It’s safe to say we can expect huge and expansive maps in Battlefield 6 that can hold more players than ever before. This is great news for any Battlefield fans that love the large-scale and war-like game modes the series has become associated with.
We’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for any more credible leaks that reveal new information on Battlefield 6’s gameplay and modes.
Battlefield 6 platforms
Battlefield 6 will be released on both next-gen consoles.
In a statement to GameSpot, EA confirmed Battlefield 6 will making the most of the new hardware and “targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms.”
Therefore, we can safely assume that Battlefield 6 will be releasing on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. In terms of the previous generation of consoles, rumors are circulating that a PS4 and Xbox One version of the game is being made by a separate studio. However, EA has not confirmed that this information is true.
Interestingly, EA also revealed why Battlefield 6 was not scheduled to release in 2020. According to the statement, “bringing out Battlefield [in 2020], where the new console base is fairly small, doesn’t really give justice to the potential of the title.”
This seems like a smart decision from EA and DICE as a lot of people are still struggling to buy next-gen consoles in early 2021. Waiting for the units to become more readily available will ensure they maximize sales at the game’s release.
Battlefield 6 battle royale
DICE attempted to create a battle royale-style mode in Battlefield 5 called Firestorm.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that DICE is planning on releasing a F2P battle royale alongside Battlefield 6. The overwhelming success of Call of Duty: Warzone is unmatched by any FPS in the genre, and the game has remained popular since its release back in March of 2020.
Industry insider Tom Henderson revealed that DICE was at one point considering making a battle royale title. It’s unclear whether the studio committed to the idea or scrapped it to focus on Battlefield 6.
There’s always a chance Battlefield 6 will simply contain a Battle Royale mode, similar to Battlefield V’s Firestorm. However, it’s more likely they’ll mirror the F2P model of Warzone and develop an entirely separate title to draw players in.
So far, that’s everything we know about DICE’s upcoming FPS title. Hopefully, as the year goes on, more details will emerge from various sources and EA themselves.
We’ll make sure to keep this article updated with all the latest leaks, rumors, and news on Battlefield 6.