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Battlefield V: Definitive Edition launches on Steam, gets panned for bad anti-cheat

Published: 03:17, 23 October 2020
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The lead character in Battlefield games always appear to be on fire.

Battlefield V has had a rough launch, existence and now it's having a hard time making waves on Steam as user reviews started pouring in and complaining about the apparent cheat fiesta.

EA and DICE went through several controversies during the marketing campaign and launch of Battlefield V but those had to do with politics and planned microtransactions, not the cheaters. When the game launched, there were several controversies again but those were mostly about TTK which the players wanted to be low while devs kept insisting on having it fairly high.

Now, in the game's twilight era, it is being panned on Steam. EA released it on Gaben's platform on October 22, 2020, and the game quickly gained about 6,000 reviews which amounted to an aggregate 63 per cent score. That means 37 per cent reviews were negative and if you go into the reviews section on the BFV store page , you will see that many reviews with red borders mention cheaters.

Some players were quickly turned off and outraged by the apparent cheater presence of them went with the comical route by comparing Battlefield V to others that don't even need actual anti-cheats but still noting they had better systems in place.

With that in mind, it is a tough sell for Battlefield V which costs a full AAA price and has starter packs that can be purchased on top of that even though this is apparently the Definitive Edition.

Battlefield V, WWII shooter by DICE and Electronic Arts

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Steam charts is not speaking volumes about the health of Battlefield V which managed to peak at 8,860 players but that quickly went down.

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