Battlefield V |OT| Band of Brothers and Sisters

00lsen

Banned
Nov 8, 2017
234
Wasn't Pearl Harbor in 41 ? If Dice keep trying to follow the war, wIth the Operation Mercury, we're supposedly around 1941, maybe 42 or 43 by christmas. D-Day and 1944 is not for this year for sure. So renaming the game to BF1944 would'nt make much sense i think.
We are going back in time though with returning to battle of France so not sure about following the timeline
 

Skade

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,697
We are going back in time though with returning to battle of France so not sure about following the timeline
Provence is in the south of France. The redition was signed long before the fighting could reach it. I don't think any proper battles happened in the area before late summer 1944. And i don't think the english were even part of it.

If the map is as i suspect for the 5v5 mode, it can be esily justified by some sortvof commando action of some kind that could have happened at any time.

But given that there was never any battle in Amsterdam (just the bombing) and that i highly doubt that battles ever happened in a metro station in Vienna... Yeah... Dice is evolving in some sort of alternate history world where everything is possible i guess.
 

VectorPrime

Member
Apr 4, 2018
8,370
So as someone who laughed at the state that this game was in when it launched I’m really intrigued by the new content rollout coming up. I might pick it up when I upgrade my PC with Ryzen. Besides maps and guns how is the game on a gameplay and technical level now as compared to launch since weren’t there a bunch of issues at the time?
 

terrible

Member
Oct 25, 2017
782
So as someone who laughed at the state that this game was in when it launched I’m really intrigued by the new content rollout coming up. I might pick it up when I upgrade my PC with Ryzen. Besides maps and guns how is the game on a gameplay and technical level now as compared to launch since weren’t there a bunch of issues at the time?
Not much has been improved imo. Performance is worse too for a lot of people on both console and PC.
 

Forerunner

The Fallen
Oct 30, 2017
4,460
San Diego
What's the 2GB patch for?

Nevermind, I found it.

Weapons, Gadgets, and Specializations
  • Fixed an issue with a Boys AT Rifle Specialization which would cause it to do an incorrect amount of damage.

UI/HUD/Options/Assignments/Other changes
  • Fixed an issue which made it impossible to reset Specializations.
  • Players should now properly get the assignments tied to weapon progression. Previously, players could run into issues where they were not awarded properly.
  • Firestorm - Players that leave the server will now drop their inventory on the ground.

Maps & Modes
  • Firestorm - Fixed an exploit that would let players land on the map earlier than other players.
  • Firestorm - Increased the draw distance of other players’ parachutes, making it easier to see where they’re heading from longer distances.

Stability
  • Improved stability of Spectator mode.
 

dm101

Member
Nov 13, 2018
566
What's the 2GB patch for?

Nevermind, I found it.

Weapons, Gadgets, and Specializations
  • Fixed an issue with a Boys AT Rifle Specialization which would cause it to do an incorrect amount of damage.

UI/HUD/Options/Assignments/Other changes
  • Fixed an issue which made it impossible to reset Specializations.
  • Players should now properly get the assignments tied to weapon progression. Previously, players could run into issues where they were not awarded properly.
  • Firestorm - Players that leave the server will now drop their inventory on the ground.

Maps & Modes
  • Firestorm - Fixed an exploit that would let players land on the map earlier than other players.
  • Firestorm - Increased the draw distance of other players’ parachutes, making it easier to see where they’re heading from longer distances.

Stability
  • Improved stability of Spectator mode.
Eeek. 2gbs for that?
 

Couchpotato

Member
Nov 7, 2018
116
Really pumped for the some new maps - and the trailer was great. As a Xbox player in East Asia, I'm still hoping out for cross play as some point as the Xbox servers are completely dead at this point.
 
They've said there will be ways to earn them in game via things like ToW and special assignments but we've not seen nor heard anything more about that since.

The Internet will start raising hell if nothing is mentioned at EA Play.
Yes.
Apparently Epic outfits are going to be ToW awards at some point, but Elites only purchasable with boins.
Fuck. EA is really about to make me pay $10 for that creepy german dude.
 

gl0w

Member
Mar 23, 2018
133
Game performance dropped a lot since the last patch. I'm on a 1070 and I got a lot of frame drops randomly.
Did they fucked up ? I mean, again.
 

EatChildren

Wonder from Down Under
Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,102
I'm not going to be able to complete this Tides of War chapter I don't think, and I'm pretty disappointed about it. The only reason is because so very many challenges have been exclusively tied to Firestorm, and the mode is unplayable in Australia. I feel robbed.
 

SG-17

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,113
I wish that there was an option to set all players to the default, accurate uniforms locally. It's really weird to see a dozen Phantom of the Operas running around.
 

Serpens007

Member
Oct 31, 2017
1,852
Thrilled at reading that performance droped yet again. Just got a 144hz freesync monitor and was looking forward to try it with those jumps of 70 to 100 I have lol
 
Oct 27, 2017
737
USA
Really annoying that half of the ToW assignments are Firestorm ones.

Yes I know you can complete it without touching Firestorm but that's a good chunk of XP you're missing.
 

dm101

Member
Nov 13, 2018
566
I'm not going to be able to complete this Tides of War chapter I don't think, and I'm pretty disappointed about it. The only reason is because so very many challenges have been exclusively tied to Firestorm, and the mode is unplayable in Australia. I feel robbed.
I just don't like the mode so I'm out. Conquest only baby. The whole BR train has passed for me.
 

AnotherNils

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,677
The concept of Battle Royale doesn't work for me because I have no interest in pulling a slot machine lever to find out whether the fight will be fair or one-sided.

Give me a BR mode where everyone starts with the same equipment (or choices of equipment) and I might like it better.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,654
ha. TBF I would assume all those skins have been done. And since the community, atleast on reddit, have been wanting more realistic skins which are being done hopefully.

Lets do some simple math:

• Shaved heads
• Coats
• Helmets
• Gas masks

vs

• HAIR! Hairstyles like mohawk, buns, afros, dreds. Hairstyles for girls, optional flower for some ;)
• Facial features: beards, tattoos, scars, sunglasses.
• Civilian and non-combat clothes: leather jackets, dresses
• Bare-chest bros
• Ruined clothes: torn, burned, bloody garnments
• Old armor bits: samurai, heavy plating, helmets (older than WW1)

The current cosmetics are zzzzzzz...
 
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iRAWRasaurus

iRAWRasaurus

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,839
Lets do some simple math:

• Shaved heads
• Coats
• Helmets
• Gas masks

vs

• HAIR! Hairstyles like mohawk, buns, afros, dreds. Hairstyles for girls, optional flower for some ;)
• Facial features: beards, tattoos, scars, sunglasses.
• Civilian and non-combat clothes: leather jackets, dresses
• Bare-chest bros
• Ruined clothes: torn, burned, bloody garnments
• Old armor bits: samurai, heavy plating, helmets (older than WW1)

The current cosmetics are zzzzzzz...
Each their own of course. Its what I notice on reddit and also what I prefer as well. Noting against the more out there cosmetics. But its just not for me.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,654
Each their own of course. Its what I notice on reddit and also what I prefer as well. Noting against the more out there cosmetics. But its just not for me.
I think it would be perfect if there were plenty of things to customize the avatar for both historicalfield and fashionfield crowds. No desirable cosmetics - no mtx revenue.

The prosthetic arm (which DICE said was never even meant for the multiplayer) was silly, but hairstyles, beards, civilian jackets, tank-tops - please give me those.
 

Ostron

Member
Mar 23, 2019
40
So as someone who laughed at the state that this game was in when it launched I’m really intrigued by the new content rollout coming up. I might pick it up when I upgrade my PC with Ryzen. Besides maps and guns how is the game on a gameplay and technical level now as compared to launch since weren’t there a bunch of issues at the time?
Gameplay is much improved and more consistent. Vaulting works, rolling is less annoying, weapons sway more consistently, weapons are balanced better (as well as more weapon types), vehicles are fine as they've more or less been (apart from planes, which have improved a lot, though are still very disconnected from the game), visibility is improved, UI is much better etc. Never cared about the progression point system much and don't have any intrest in cosmetic items, so at least it doesn't get in the way or bother me when playing (which is the best type of "progression" system!). Pretty much every change have been clear improvements to a solid game. I have been getting stutters since the last patch which is awful, but that should be temporary.

Now is a good time to jump in.
 

Forerunner

The Fallen
Oct 30, 2017
4,460
San Diego
I don't really mind the cosmetics too much. My issue was they went on a gas mask frenzy for a bit. I think they got the hint though and we'll start seeing better skins.
 

VariantX

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,852
Columbia, SC
I think it would be perfect if there were plenty of things to customize the avatar for both historicalfield and fashionfield crowds. No desirable cosmetics - no mtx revenue.

The prosthetic arm (which DICE said was never even meant for the multiplayer) was silly, but hairstyles, beards, civilian jackets, tank-tops - please give me those.
Heres the thing, the problem with BF5 wasn't to each his own. The problem was the historical buffs just straight up didn't want the other shit to exist. They don't want their immersion broken under any circumstances. In a perfect world, you should be able to have a toggle to not see those things if you don't want to, but the dual purpose of those cosmetics is to be visible to people who don't own them and entice them to buy them for themselves.
 

elyetis

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,507
I'm not going to be able to complete this Tides of War chapter I don't think, and I'm pretty disappointed about it. The only reason is because so very many challenges have been exclusively tied to Firestorm, and the mode is unplayable in Australia. I feel robbed.
You are missing soooo much fun, my friend and I ( with no duo.... yay... ) are trying to get that top 8 objective, this is what I just happened to spectate after dying top 10 :

3 player of 2 different squad glitching below the map...

So much fun.
 

Olengie

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,984
I still prefer to have Final Countdown Head and Double Down Torso/Legs as my default outfit for the allies.
 
Oct 28, 2017
769
I was under the impression that the katanas, prosthesis and everything else from the original trailer were elite character skins that'll be available in the future and not individual things for standard soldiers. They fit pretty well with the current lineup.
 

MrHealthy

Member
Nov 11, 2017
367
I just got 4 free survivalist weapon skins for logging in. Apparently its a giveaway if you play this weekend.
 

2Bee

or not 2B
Moderator
Oct 27, 2017
5,281
All the new stuff looks good.

I can't wait till they get to the pacific and eastern front.
 

EatChildren

Wonder from Down Under
Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,102
You are missing soooo much fun, my friend and I ( with no duo.... yay... ) are trying to get that top 8 objective, this is what I just happened to spectate after dying top 10 :

3 player of 2 different squad glitching below the map...

So much fun.
About on par for the Battlefield experience.

I've harped on about it enough, but I'm just annoyed it was supported and I was enjoying it enough that I'd probably still play it on and off. But no, EA decided to strip Australia of Firestorm servers or something and now every single fucking match is 200+ ping.

Not being able to play is an issue in of itself. But it's worsened by the frequency of Firestorm specific assignments in Tides of War. Each chapter is shaped so that you really need to acquire a majority of assignments to reach the maximum level. With Firestorm unplayable that is now unachievable for me, unless I quit my job and grind XP through general play. I'm level 33 I think, with almost if not every non-Firestorm assignment acquired from previous weeks, this week's half complete, and only one more to go.

No surprise that EA now let you level up the chapter Tides of War ranking by paying money, though. Puts Australians in a nice cosy spot.
 

OutofMana

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,504
California
So my buddies and me jumped back in to try that new map out. We had fun, but our ping was crazy high for a bunch of the matches we played. We all have really good connections so it was weird that this was happening. Is the player base pretty much gone on PS4 or something?