We've been fortunate in 2018 in that game launches haven't been quite as broken as years past. Nonetheless, if you're an Aussie who's been trying to play Battlefield 5 this week, you might not have had a great time.
DICE has posted an official list of the known issues in Battlefield 5 per platform. It's a lengthy list, but then a game like Battlefield across multiple systems is always going to have lots of little bugs.
That said: if you're an Aussie, there's one bug in particular you would be rightly annoyed at.
Listed in the notes for "Servers", which are not for any particular platform but for all Battlefield 5 players, DICE left the following bullet point:
Australian players being added to a queue then when they get to the server are immediately kicked
Status: We cannot reproduce this issue. Please see if this continues to happen when the new BFV 11142018 update goes live.
That's ... that's a pretty important bug guys. It's not hugely surprising that DICE can't reproduce the issue, given DICE developers are a very long way from Australia. Judging from the above, however, it sounds like DICE isn't sure whether the fix will actually help.
Other fun bugs to keep an eye out for in case you're playing BF5 early:
- Players are sometimes falling under the map after reviving
- Players being told they are "Missing Online Access" - the recommended fix for which involves turning DirectX 12 off
- Medics not being able to revive players
- Voice chat transmitting when you're not speaking - "We appreciate that it could be an annoyance," DICE says
- Getting stuck on the spawn screen when matchmaking into Grand Operations games
- One member in a squad - just one - getting stuck in a black screen after matchmaking into a Conquest game
- Clicking the join server button in the Advanced Search "does nothing"
You can view the full list of known issues here.