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author: Jacob Blazewicz

Goodbye Battlefield 5 - Last Big Update Goes Live

DICE has released the summer update for Battlefield V. The latest major update to this online shooter introduces new maps, equipment and a bunch of changes.

The last major update for BFV just went live.
Summer update for Battlefield V in a nutshell:
  • Two maps: Camp Al Marj and new, expanded Provence;
  • Nine weapons (including the Sjögren shotgun, Welrod pistol, Welgun submachine gun and Chauchat machine gun);
  • Three types of grenades;
  • Five gadgets, including a flamethrower;
  • Six vehicles and planes: five for US army and an armored car for Germans.

This morning, another major update for Battlefield V debuted on PCs and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is the last such content package for this installment, although it doesn't mean the end of support for the game. DICE will continue to battle cheaters, and players will receive in-game currency every week to unlock new gear. The summer update takes up 6.8 GB on PS4, about 8.8 GB on XONE and 9.75 GB on PC.

The novelties introduced in the summer update was described by Adam Freeman from Electronic Arts on Reddit. There are two maps among them. One of them is a refreshed and larger version of Provence, also covering large suburban areas. Thanks to this, we can use tanks on the map, whether in Conquest or Breakthrough mode. The second new location is the Al Marj camp, where the clashes take place only with the participation of infantry. The map allows for 64-person battles in Conquest and Breakthrough mode, with separate options for Team Conquest and Team Deathmach. In addition, DICE introduced significant changes to the previously available battlefields, including Twisted Steel, Panzerstorm and Aeorodrome.

Refreshed Provence (source: Reddit).

The update also introduced new equipment, including nine weapons. Among the new toys we will find Sjögren shotgun, Welrod pistol and Chauchat machine gun. Three previously unavailable types of grenades (including Type 99 mine), five gadgets (e.g. a pistol flamethrower and an RMN50 grenade launcher) have also appeared in the game. We will get all of this for free in the Armory, as long as we log in to the game within the next few weeks - later on, these novelties will require the company funds.

Vehicle and airplane fans will also get something to work with. The developers have added six vehicles, five of which go to the U.S. Army. Most of them are air units like the A-20 bomber, but there was also room for M8 Greyhound and German Puma armored cars. In addition, the developers have modified some of the existing equipment, either by fixing bugs (the smoke curtains finally block the display of player names), or by changing the development trees.

Al Marj (source: Reddit).

In addition, DICE has corrected a handful of user interface bugs (including the failure to show spotted enemies on minimap) and an infrequent bug that prevents players in a bleeding out state from resurrecting or dying, forcing them to leave the server. The developers also ask players for further feedback, and in the meantime they will continue to work on security against cheaters and additional options for community games. This may not be enough to appease the players bitterly disappointed by the sudden announcement of the end of development, but at least we can say that DICE is saying goodbye to Battlefield V with a slightly larger update.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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