Electronic Arts’ DICE studio said that Battlefield V’s open beta test drew players who poured tens of millions of hours into the game.
The open beta ran from September 4 to September 11, with a focus on online play in the cities of Rotterdam and Narvik and modes such as Conquest and Grand Operations. Today, the company issued stats related to the beta and a video (embedded in this post) with the developers.
One of the controversial additions to the game was “attrition,” where respawning players have limited ammo and health during certain parts of the online play, such as the final stage of Grand Operations, where 64 players battle for a number of in-game days.
“Having limited ammo and health is key to optimizing the gameplay tempo. It encourages you to be mindful, as well to be more thoughtful and tactical instead of just spawning, sprinting, and dying,” DICE said in a post.
But players want DICE to tweak the attrition, and so players will spawn with stronger capabilities in the final game. Certain weapons will get more ammo, and you may be able to play with a “health pouch” that can replenish health once.
The game debuts on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 9 on Origin Access Premier, and on November 20 for the standard edition.
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