Battlefield V Set For Final Content Drop As Development Shifts To Sequel

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Battlefield V Set For Final Content Drop As Development Shifts To Sequel
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The Battlefield V dream is over. One final content drop is now scheduled for this winter as development wraps up on the title and production focus for the developers, DICE, turns to the game’s planned sequel.

Battlefield V was first released in 2018 and has since received numerous DLC chapters, a Battle Royale mode, additional weapons and more. Its latest chapter, Into The Jungle, is currently running and ends on April 29.

In a blog post, DICE Senior Producer Ryan McArthur confirmed there would be one final piece of content before development on the game ended.

“As we look to the future, we will release one more standalone update this summer [Southern Hemisphere winter] that brings with it some new content, weapons, and game tweaks. We are targeting June for this update,” McArthur said in the post.

He confirmed that the team were currently working from home due to the coronavirus crisis and that progression would be updated as relevant.

The new content is set to include weekly rewards to unlock any gear you might have missed over the content season, new events and activities including weekly initiatives like dedicated servers where communities can battle in a “friendly atmosphere”.

A “Throwback Thursdays” event was also detailed in McArthur’s blog post, which would see players being brought together across all the Battlefield titles — although this is still in the works and further details are currently unavailable.

Work on Community Games Updates will also continue, as well as systems to prevent cheating in Battlefield V.

Following the winter update, no further content will be released for the game, but support and server upkeep will continue as normal.

It’s likely that development resources will then be reallocated to work on Battlefield 6, which EA confirmed to be in development last year.

Battlefield 6 is currently set for a release window between April 2021 and March 2022 — although this announcement was made before the coronavirus epidemic kicked off, so there’s potential for delay.

Until then, Battlefield V continues to roll on with the Into the Jungle event continuing until April 29 and the final content update scheduled tentatively for June.

Keep an eye on Kotaku Australia for more news on this update.

Comments

  • Good riddance….lets forget this game ever happened. I was a huge Bf fan never played a COD, after this I brought COD and had more fun in ground war than BF5. I was so dissapointed, what the hell happened? from a good ‘realistic’ shooter to a arcadey (which i use to hate all COD for) B grade game. Please EA go back to your roots sort out the TTK,maps, ERA. I dont care you had females or whatever other people were crying about , i just want those large intense battles i was getting previous to BF4 & BF5 (BF4 not as bad as 5)

  • What a joke this game was, anticheat and team balance is still something they are looking in to. These things should be in your multiplayer FPS on day one.

    The only things that were fixed quickly in this game were things that had to do with the paid cosmetic store. When they accidently made some of the cosmetics purchasable with the junk currency that was patched within a few hours of discovery but invisible soldiers were in the game for over 1 month.

    I hope DICE ends up on the list of studios that EA has killed.

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