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Shroud gives honest verdict on Battlefield V Firestorm: ‘They did zero research’

Published: 27/Mar/2019 12:00 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 9:48

by David Purcell


Battlefield V Firestorm burst onto the scene with a new take on battle royale concept on March 25, but Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has already given a damning verdict of the game. 

The Twitch streamer has dabbled with the newest high profile addition to the battle royale market since its launch, but has singled out three different features in the game that are currently problematic. 

Despite suggesting that the game runs great, the former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player revealed that, in his opinion, Shroud has questioned whether developers Criterion Games and DICE researched how to make a battle royale game – based on what he’s seen so far. 

EAShroud thinks there’s a lot of improvements to be made in Battlefield V Firestorm.

Shroud was actually playing Apex Legends when he gave his brutal opinion, as one of his fans pressed him on the pros and cons of Battlefield’s new battle royale mode during his March 25 stream. 

“It seems like they did zero research on how to make a battle royale game,” he said, after suggesting its gunplay will appeal to fans of the Battlefield franchise. “Their looting is wrong. Their inventory system is wrong. Their spectate is… I didn’t even know it was possible to fuck it up that much. I don’t really understand how they fucked that up. It doesn’t really make any sense.”

Shroud did go on to compliment the game’s graphics, but did struggle to find many more pros for Firestorm than that. After a few moments of silence, he moved onto his feelings about in-game animations. 

“Their animations and whatnot are very lacklustre,” he said. “They definitely could have done better. One hundred percent, they could have. It’s like they didn’t even try.” 

Whether or not Shroud will make a return to streaming Firestorm again in the near future is unknown, but clearly he would like to see some improvements to the battle royale game. 


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.