New Battlefield 5 update rebalances most of the game’s weapons
While Wake Island and a private games feature will arrive later in December
DICE has released a new Battlefield V update which rebalances most of the game’s weapons.
Battlefield V update 5.2 focuses on addressing the damage values of weapons over range, “ensuring that there’s now a better variety of options to help suit different styles of gameplay for each class.”
DICE also says it’s planning to introduce the game’s newest map, Wake Island, and a delayed Community Games feature (previously known as Private Games) later this month. Community Games will enable players to invite friends to custom playlists including favourite maps and modes.
Update December 16: DICE has released a follow-up patch, Battlefield update 5.2.2, designed to improve weapon damage models based on data collected and player feedback.
Original story continues: Battlefield V update 5.2 weighs in at around 12GB on PC, 6.7GB on PS4 and 7.3GB on Xbox One. The lengthy update notes can be viewed in full on Reddit.
DICE ran a series of free Battlefield V game trials surrounding the release of October’s War in the Pacific update, which introduced new maps, weapons and factions.
The latest update is part of the studio’s ongoing efforts to get the game “back on track” following a challenging period earlier this year.
In August, DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson apologised to a community of players “frustrated and disappointed with the experience across” Battlefield V Chapter 4: Defying the Odds, which introduced a number of game issues.
“I hope the work we’ve put into Battlefront II is a testament to our long-term commitment to our games and our communities,” he said. “We’ll get Battlefield V back on track and make it the awesome game you all deserve.”
Publisher EA recently confirmed that the Battlefield 6 release date will fall between April 2021 and March 2022.