DICE multiplayer producer David Sirland has published a substantial PDF on his personal Twitter account revealing the full extent of the Battlefield V day one patch.
The document clocks in at a staggering 139 pages in length; and even that doesn’t cover everything, apparently. Consequently, we’re not going to go into too much detail here.
Suffice it to say, installing the thing might take a while.
Battlefield V Day One Patch in Brief
“We hope this document will give you [an] insight into what’s been included and updated in Battlefield V, explain what the game is about, and be a detailed guide to most of its launch content” reads the introduction to the document.
Before getting deep into the nitty gritty of the innumerable changes and tweaks implemented since the game left open beta.
Which, alongside additional information on BFV’s arsenal of weapons, vehicles etc., includes an in-depth look at the specific aspects of the game that received the most attention following the last public trial.
- Weapon progression (specialisations)
- Soldier visibility – threat recognition, level lighting etc.
- Evolution of fortifications – intensifying the impact of the new mechanic on each map
- Death experience – tightening up the experience in terms of tempo, waiting times between respawns, and such
- War of attrition – giving all players a health pouch upon spawning and increasing ammo capacity on some weapons, for instance, in an effort to provide a more balanced experience
- “Long-term player friction” – soldier collision, traversal, latency, server tick rate etc.
- And the HUD – improving readability and reducing clutter
You’ll find a link to the PDF, here. Although we’d only advise reading it if you’ve got a spare four hours to kill tonight and don’t mind a bit of “light” reading.
Battlefield V itself arrives on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in just under two weeks’ time on the 20th November. Minus the game’s battle royale mode, Firestorm, of course. Which, EA recently confirmed, will release much later during the Spring of 2019.