Battlefield V continues to catch flak as Dice has rolled back on their initial ‘Time to Kill’ adjustment issued only less than a week ago. The recent update was supposed to provide newer Battlefield players an edge by increasing the amount of damage needed before meeting their end.
However, the update was not received well by the veteran Battlefield player base, and they let Dice know about it.
In a letter to the community on Reddit, the developers of Battlefield V acknowledged the bitter reception of the update that lengthened the time to kill (TTK) when playing online. They claim that the update was in part of a decision that they’d hoped would allow amateur players to feel more comfortable sticking with the Battlefield experience, as they’ve stated it’s become “a challenge bringing new players into Battlefield V”.
The update that appeared last week allowed players to take more damage allowing new players to die off less frequently, in turn keeping both new and old Battlefield players engaged in the experience for longer. This move backfired quickly, creating a backlash from the veteran community — who never asked for the update in the first place.
“Clearly we didn’t get it right. Veteran players didn’t ask for the change, but as game developers, we took it upon ourselves to make those changes based on extensive data and deliberation. It truthfully wasn’t an easy decision for us.” – The Battlefield Team
Battlefield V has recently been under fire for it’s rather obtuse launch schedule where a flurry of game modes and updates (including their own take on battle royale mode) known as the Tides of War will be rolled out within the coming months after the initial release date. The game will consistently received new features added to the experience at no additional cost to the player, but the unorthodox approach to releasing the full game has been leaving much of the community with a bitter taste in their mouth.
Battlefield V is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC — while the upcoming battle royal mode, Firestorm, isn’t set to arrive until March, 2019.