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Battlefield V's 5v5 competitive mode has been cancelled

Published: 17:54, 22 August 2019
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Dice and EA have cancelled their plans for Battlefield V's 5v5 competitive mode, which was teased earlier this year. According to Senior Producer Ryan McArthur, the mode is no longer in development as Dice want to focus on other features.

Earlier this year, Battlefield V developer Dice and publisher EA teased a brand new 5v5 mode, which was planned to arrive to the game in one of the post-launch updates.

The mode was apparently very similar to Rainbow Six Siege experience, which is certainly a lot different from everything that we got to see in the Battlefield franchise in the previous years.

If you were one of those players who got excited about this 5v5 mode, you'll be disappointed to hear that Dice and EA decided to cancel it completely. Senior Producer Ryan McArthur confirmed that the mode is no longer in development as Dice want to focus on other features that are already in the game.

Apparently, the devs want to double down on the content that Battlefield V players know and love, fix bugs and add other quality of life improvements.

"The added focus on improving the quality of the experience and adding more of the content you want has led us to step back from our original plans to offer a competitive 5v5 mode," McArthur said. 

Additionally, he also said confirmed that cancelling this mode was a tough decision for the developers who spent time working on it but the important part now is to focus on other work and get it done quickly. Furthermore, the team are still fully committed to building a competitive gaming experience in Battlefield.

"Not creating this mode was a tough decision, but vital for us to more quickly reach our bug-crushing and content goals. However, we will still pursue building a competitive gaming experience in Battlefield. We know that there’s already an existing competitive scene in our community, and we’re helping build features to support these communities," McArthur expained.

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Dice will still look to work more closely with Battlefield players to improve the tools that are already available in the game. "This way, we can better support the places where competitive Battlefield V play already exists," McArthur concluded.

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