Let’s face it, Battlefield V has had a rough couple of months. The beta was not exactly smooth sailing. They had to change the release date to avoid Black Ops IIII and Red Dead Redemption II (although they claimed they did so to keep working on the game) and then there is the very strange fact that the game has three release dates!
Well, we are just a few days from the full release date of Battlefield V and we are nearly at the second release date. And if you are an Origin Prime Member on PC or an EA Access Member on Xbox One you may have already put a lot of time into the game and that is what we are talking about today.
Many early reviews for Battlefield V are starting to pop up all over the internet and despite people being a little worried that DICE had lost it and Battlefield V was going to be disappointing. The fact of the matter is out of the gate, Battlefield V is a very fun game and those who have played it feel that it is far better than people thought it would be. The story is getting a lot of positive feedback. Call of Duty Black Ops IIII decided to skip the story mode this year, but Battlefield V has a story mode. Now granted this story mode is going to be finished completely for a few weeks, but what is there is awesome and very well done.
Battlefield V also has a lot going for it in terms of its multiplayer. While it was so easy to focus on missing features and also the fact that their Battle Royale mode is not going to be released until the first quarter of 2019. The multiplayer in Battlefield V is a lot of fun. It is as robust as ever and while DICE will clearly be adding a great deal to it as the month’s progress. In its early state, there is a lot of good in the Battlefield V multiplayer. It is still the thinking man’s shooter where you have to play as an actual class and do your job to make sure your squad has the best chance of victory.
It is great to see that that the response to Battlefield V has been so positive. It really is a fantastic series, but with that less than great beta, the moved release date and also let’s not forget the mess EA and DICE made of the Star Wars Battlefront II launch last year! Many felt that Battlefield V would be a letdown, that does not appear to be the case at all and those who have pre-ordered the regular version of the game are in for a real treat when it is released.
While this positive response is fantastic, you still have to wonder if this positive word of mouth that is going around the internet is going to be enough to make Battlefield V stand out from the likes of Red Dead Redemption II and Call of Duty Black Ops IIII which have both sold phenomenally well.