• BATTLEFIELD V IS KILLING ITSELF PUBLICLY | New Weapons Won’t Save It


So we’ve been receiving a lot of new weapons
for Battlefield V, in fact DICE has made it a weekly Tides of War challenge that has you
doing different things in order to unlock the brand new gun for that week, unfortunately
I can’t help thinking that weekly new weapons will not save Battlefield V from losing its
player base, the game needs far more content that has a bit more substance than a weapon
you might not even use once you’ve unlocked it. This was a consistent theme throughout the
last month of playing Battlefield V. I would grind the game until I got the new weapon,
test it out and then eventually move on to something more worth my time. I feel as if the game lacks any real incentive
to keep playing over longer periods and that has a lot to do with how DICE is trickling
out new content that doesn’t revolutionize the game in any meaningful matter. Don’t get me wrong, new weapons are great
and it’s fun to use something different, but after playing the same maps for the last
6 months, I feel as if I’ve seen more of this game than Battlefield 4 and I’ve played
Battlefield 4 on multiple devices for pretty much the last 6 years, sure there were times
where I got bored and moved onto something else, but it was never so soon within the
games life cycle. To put that in perspective, Battlefield 4
was a game I fell back to when the most recent Battlefield tired me out and this was after
3 releases in the span of 5 years. We received games like Battlefield Hardline,
Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V, not counting the Battlefront series that was released in
that same time period. It has been extremely hard for DICE to replicate
the success of Battlefield 4 and after playing Battlefield V for the first time, I really
thought it could be a game I could play consistently for longer than a few minutes, unfortunately
with the extreme lack of content, it all just feels too familiar. What DICE really needs to work on is releasing
maps that feel unique. Most of the maps that we have all feel extremely
similar, with the odd exception being Rotterdam and Devastation. The other maps are quite forgettable because
they all use layouts that let you run across wide open areas that tend to sway more towards
vehicles than infantry and being on foot is where majority of the players will be spending
their time. Battlefield V has some of the worst maps in
Battlefield history, with very little to deviate from what you grow tired of and very little
to find satisfying. To make matters worse, the last map players
received was Panzerstorm and that was released back in December 2018. We’re almost halfway through 2019 and we
still don’t have anything new to play on. There was an interview done a few months back
and the reason behind the lack of content is so they could refine what does come to
the game and make it of quality, furthermore they spoke about how Premium set unrealistic
expectations and it was something they wouldn’t be able to do with this live service approach. To me it sounds like a bunch of excuses because
every update somehow brings more bugs to the game and we have a lack of content on top
of that. It’s like DICE is trying to kill their own
game because they are too lazy to give players what they want. Now I’m not going to pretend to know how
hard they work, I’m sure every single one of them works quite hard. It still doesn’t change the fact that Battlefield
V barely has a fraction of the content previous Battlefield games had in a mere 4 months. If we received 2 additional maps since the
games release, I might be able to give them a pass but that’s not the case. Instead Criterion Games created Firestorm
which was then handed over to DICE in order to update, clearly the core Battlefield experience
is no longer the main focus. To make matters worse, the new Mercury map
is set to be released on the 30th of May, all good there but then Firestorm will be
receiving 3 fresh locations by the 21st of May and it was released less than 2 months
ago. If you were a die hard fan of the franchise,
how does it feel when the very same game you swear by abandons you for a player base that
only came into existence over the last 2 years? As someone who has played almost every Battlefield
game, this feels like a slap in the face and makes me reconsider why I even bother supporting
a franchise that couldn’t care less about its audience. I guess the great thing about Battlefield
V is the fact that I don’t have to shill out money to support the developers because
none of it is a requirement to play the latest content, that’s probably the only good thing
Battlefield V has going for it right now. As much as I enjoy playing the game, DICE
is a shadow of their former selves and it’s going to be very difficult to have much hope
for a franchise that is adamant on killing itself. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this video, smash
that like button if you did and hopefully I’ll see you in the next one.

13 thoughts on “• BATTLEFIELD V IS KILLING ITSELF PUBLICLY | New Weapons Won’t Save It

  1. I agree. I only get on to unlock a weapon, then I get off and play other games. I think within 5-6 months the game will be good. We just need more maps for the core conquest/frontlines/operations experience. As far as suggestions, I would recommend maybe making some more positive videos. The last few videos I have watched from you have all been expressing dissatisfaction with DICE. There is a time and place for it but I feel like you will get burnt out just making negative videos. Even if you have to play different games, just create something a little different! I don’t want you to take a long break again. I enjoy your uploads. Keep it up bro!

  2. As much as people hate Battlefield V, I really do seem to enjoy it. In my opinion they add guns weekly as it keeps the press interested and encourages them to report on the new guns. Which is for a change, a very good business practise from DICE. They assume the community cannot complain if it is free for everyone (which I agree in a certain way) But as you said in your other videos : Paid DLC does in the end give more content than Live Service. It really does need a way to reward and welcome not only the new players but the veterans too. As always awesome video and love that accent ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  3. The only way BFV can be saved is with a new theatre of war.
    Pacific theatre would bring the much needed naval combat that a BF WW2 game needs. It could also bring us some Incredible maps like wake Island.

    Great video as always 😀

  4. Absolutely HORRIBLE map design and the whole "go prone/become a beast" meta, combined with the visibility issue, Battlefield has been dead to me for the past 3 months. I was extremely surprised (although I guess I shouldn't have been) to see such a poor game after the failure of Battlefront II. Oh well

  5. Bought BFV when it released and traded it back within a week. As a long time fan of Battlefield it’s sad to see they went so wrong with this game. I’ve kept tabs on it to see if it’s improved but 6 months later and they’re only now releasing 1 new map? I’ll wait for the next game, except I won’t be buying it day 1 that’s for sure. I can’t believe after Battlefield 1 this is what we get… BF1 was amazing and I absolutely loved it. I always thought a WW2 era Battlefield was going to be so good and maybe even better than BF1. But nope, they screwed this up bad.

  6. And this is why DICE LA should take over the BF franchise in the future. Since BF4, their Swedish counterparts have learned nothing at all. They should never touch the live service again bcoz to me, they only use it as a freaking excuse to cover BFV lackluster contents. Honestly to me, the fact that DICE Stockholm is still remain the main developer of the BF franchise is very questionable. Judging by their Christmas party fiasco, they rather focused on promoting social justice more than actually improving their new game.

  7. Sorry for the lack of uploads this week. I have started a new channel where I'll be uploading all of my new videos, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu6_meaqVswouqEAWiEvCXw.

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