Battlefield 5 has had to deal with all sorts of hassles since its announcement. At first, the community didn't like the style of the game, then complaints became more and more common due to the gameplay mechanics and the reward system.
It currently appears that Battlefield 5 is experiencing more new problems than it solves. But why is that and will it change? We summarize the problems of the shooter and give an overview of what Dice is currently planning for the multiplayer shooter.
April update postponed
First of all, the developers also suffer from the quarantine caused by the corona virus, and this currently affects almost all areas. So the team could not work as much as planned on the April update, which is now expected to appear in May.
This happens with the April update: Dice wants to combine this update with future patches and bring out a major update, which should then also contain the contents of the April patch.
That would have been the content: The update should add two new elite soldiers, Steve and Akira, and also have a handful of skins for vehicles and soldiers. The map rotation is also affected by the shift, for example the map Twisted Steel should have been the next part of the Outpost game mode.
Dice lacks … "the technology"?
Some problems sound really strange: The most bizarre thing that World War I shooter players are currently dealing with has to do with the unspecified »technology«, according to the developers.
Double XP – technically not possible? Fans recently claimed that Dice could activate double experience points for already available matches as compensation for the postponed update. After all, because of the Corona crisis, there are currently potentially more players active, which could give the game a boost. The community was only surprised by the response from Community Manager Jeff Bradock via Reddit:
"From what I've been told, the technology isn't there for that. We're looking at options, but I haven't got any details yet."
This sentence has now become the material for memes and causes misunderstanding, especially in the active player community.
Other technical difficulties: Players also requested new game modes. The popular modes Rush and Outpost in particular have been mentioned several times to bring a little fresh wind into the game. But Braddock was also unable to give positive feedback here:
"You'll hate this answer, and I'm sorry: the UI is limited by the number of playlists that can be included, so if we added these four modes, we would have to remove four things – and frankly, the team doesn't move in that direction. "
According to this statement, it is unlikely that the latest fan requests will be taken into account too soon.
Bugs are also a problem
Battlefield 5 also has some annoying bugs. The ribbons, which are less popular with the community and which bring experience points and are required to fulfill numerous objectives, have recently been released removed from the game due to a defect.
Final answer by CM Adam Freeman regarding a return of ?? Ribbons in #BattlefieldV:
A "nasty bug" stopped players from receiving a ribbon in multiple instances. It couldn't be resolved without rebuilding the whole system. Therefore the team decided to deactivate them for good. pic.twitter.com/eI4Ma8zLfu
– temporyal (@temporyal) March 28, 2020
"An" ugly mistake "prevented players from getting a ribbon in multiple situations. It could not be fixed without rebuilding the entire system, so the team decided to permanently deactivate it."
This statement makes it clear to fans that the ribbons caused too many problems and have now been permanently removed from Battlefield 5. For the fans, who couldn't get anything out of this system anyway, that should be at least good news.
Difficult times for everyone: It is conceivable that the team currently has their hands full, which is why some of the work falls behind. Especially since many people have to work from home because of the corona crisis.
The competition does it better: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is currently showing with considerable success that it can be done differently. Battle Royale mode Warzone recently broke the 50 million player mark. And double XP is not a problem, even this weekend there is such an event.
Battlefield 5 could currently help: EA and Dice should take the problems to heart, take one step at a time, and draw up a road map. And, especially important for many fans: Share this with the community. The hope lies in the upcoming update, which is now expected to appear in May.
It is understandable that the Corona crisis can lead to unforeseeable problems. In addition, Dice has proven in the past that they have an ear for the community, albeit sometimes late. This is how Battlefield 5 got its old weapon balance back a few weeks ago … after months of fan criticism.