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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."

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