EA and DICE released a Battlefield V survey asking players what they wanted so they’d come back along with an update post that has a section stating that players are quitting and not returning because they are “dying” too much and not because the game holds a lot of controversial problems.
After EA and DICE released the survey to “random people,” such as HeelvsBabyface, the team posted an update changing some core mechanics to Battlefield V, which consisted of TTK (Time to Kill) changes.
The above-mentioned post can be found over on any Battlefield V subreddit, r/BattlefieldV, where Global Community Manager “Danmitre” went live to explain various changes made. One such change includes the following information on why players aren’t logging back into the game:
“Although not extremely vocal within our deeply engaged community, we see from our game data that the wider player base is dying too fast leading to faster churn – meaning players may be getting frustrated with dying too fast that they choose not to log back in and learn how to become more proficient at Battlefield V. Changing TTK values in addition to improving TTD elements will help these particular instances and hopefully result in better gameplay experiences for players of all skill levels.”
In other words, the more casual impatient players that likely spend money on MTX and other in-game purchases are being driven away, and EA and DICE are trying to figure out how to keep them — hence the recent survey and above patch notice.
Battlefield fans didn’t take kindly to this change and expressed their thoughts regarding the latest update, as stated below:
I am constantly surprised at how little publishers know about the player base. Why? Especially with online games, all the info is out there from what we play, to when we play, to how long we play. Study and data mine. Learn and create better games.
— Rasha M (@nerdgirlgames) December 12, 2018
Behold, it seems that making “better games” isn’t in the thought process of EA and DICE given the fact that they managed to blow the mind of a cinematic montage crafting YouTuber dedicated to all things Battlefield, Ascend’s Vintax, who wrote the following:
I cannot wait for the immense hate they will receive for this.
The marketing was the worst I have ever seen, a delayed launch with then 3 seperate dates, delayed updates, bunch of content coming after release.
And now forcing something on us.
— Ascend Vintax (@AscendVintax) December 11, 2018
Lastly, it looks like the Battlefield community isn’t only disgruntled over the recent update, but it looks like they aren’t too happy regarding the latest cringe fest paid promotions that feature former playmate Amanda Cerny, controversial figure Trevor Noah, King Bach, and StoneMountain64. As a warning, for your well being and sanity, pure cringe lies below via the given links: