Sections

DICE cancels Battlefield V competitive mode to focus on bug fixes

Battlefield still bug crushing nine months after release

Battlefield V developer DICE has cancelled plans for a competitive 5v5 mode in order to "more quickly reach our bug crushing goals."

Since launching in November 2018, Battlefield V has been plagued with game-breaking such as spawn problems, infinite load screens, and invisible players.

While the game managed to sell 7.3 million units in Q4 last year, it still missed EA's targets.

In an update from the developer, senior producer Ryan McArthur said it was a "tough decision" and DICE remained "fully committed to expanding and improving our core multiplayer experience."

McArthur said DICE will continue to build competitive gaming experiences in Battlefield by supporting the existing competitive community, and working "more closely with our players to help improve the tools that they have available."

Related stories

Estimated 50k Nintendo Switches sold in China on launch day

Niko Partners: Console on track to reach 100k units in the country by the end of 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

Greg Rice, Christian Svensson join Sony

Double Fine, Capcom vets sign on as global head of indie accounts, head of global portfolio

By Rebekah Valentine

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.