Developer DICE Talks About Changes Made to Battlefield V Post-Alpha
The closed Alpha for Battlefield V has just wrapped up on PC, and now DICE has shared a bunch of changes that will be making their way into the game in the future. The blog post also included that these changes will be made effective when the open beta for the game launches in September.
Despite the fact that the beta is still a couple months away, the Battlefield V producer, Alexander Hassoon, wanted to thank fans for their participation in the Alpha, letting them know that problem areas are already being addressed. “In the Alpha we tested the technical aspects of the game, its many backend systems, player scoring rate, and many other things. As you and your squad fought for precious Narvik territory in Grand Operations and the Conquest mode – sampling the new gunplay, the Fortifications system, and more along the way – we learned a lot.” Here are a condensed list of the changes and improvements coming to Battlefield V before the beta launches sometime in September:
- Matchmaking: It will get better across the board. The server browser should be a secondary method to entering a casual match, not the primary one.
- Squad Play: Squads often got separated during matches, this will hopefully be fixed.
- Revives: Process will be faster in future builds.
- Ammo Balance: Ammo scarcity will be addressed for certain weapons.
- V1 Rocket: The V1 Rocket was more powerful than originally intended, it’s effectiveness will be toned down.
- TTK: Concerns that time to kill is too short will be addressed by increased reaction time and awareness of attackers.
- Spotting will also be tweaked to make some kill scenarios more challenging.
- Map: Underused locations on maps will be tweaked to be more interesting for players.
- Weapons: Balance tweaks are ongoing.
You can read the full list of changes and things learned here on the Battlefield V blog post. It’s important to keep in mind that the game at the Alpha stage is nowhere close to the final product we’ll see when the game launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in October. In fact the developer has stated that there “will be several more tests of Battlefield V – internal and external – before the October launch, and we will be using our learnings from the first Alpha to test further and fine-tune the experience.”
Battlefield V releases for EA Access members on October 11, on October 16 for Deluxe Edition early enlisters, and globally on October 19 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Are you excited about these much needed changes coming to Battlefield V? Are you pumped about a beta coming sometime during September? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!