Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Battlefield V Won't Have Premium Pass

EA Dice and Electronic Arts confirms that Battlefield V will not have any randomized loot boxes.

During their live-stream reveal event for upcoming first-person shooter game Battlefield V, developer EA Dice and publisher Electronic Arts have talked about many specific details to entertain the curiosity of the audience. One such important and controversial topic was of in-game loot boxes that everyone wants to know in clear details. According to an EA spokesperson, there won't be any randomized loot boxes in their latest entry from Battlefield series.

battlefield v no premium pass
Battlefield V Won't Have Premium Pass

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There was a scope for paid DLC expansions or premium battle pass that granted players access to maps, new weapons and various other items to use in multiplayer mode. Battlefield 1 of 2016 had a premium pass worth $49.99 aside from the base game purchase, which allowed players of such vanity. This idea was criticized because, it effected the overall gameplay experience by creating two groups of people; one who have the DLC pack and the one who just own  the base game.

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Electronic Arts opted out from adding paid DLC in Titanfall 2 and Star Wars Battlefront II loot box controversy was one of the worst news from last year. Ubisoft and Xbox have moved away from this practice with flagship games a while ago and most recently, Activision and Treyarch did the same by announcing of not including a season pass with DLC maps for their upcoming game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. So it is very nice to see that even EA is trying to follow the same trend with BFV.

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Although, micro-transactions will eventually come in form of cosmetic items as it is part of BF5's progression system. The game will let players access their soldiers, vehicles and weapons between competitive multiplayer and other modes, which is pretty cool! You can even customize your face paints, helmets, shirts and each single piece of item you possess. Since these items are used for cosmetic purpose, they will not have any effects or whatsoever on gameplay.

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That means, everyone that has a copy of Battlefield V can enjoy access to all existing and future contents by just buying the game and nothing is locked up behind a cleverly devised pay wall. One of the brand-new modes, Tides of War encourages you to keep playing it for getting into limited time events and challenges set on during the era of World War II. It's really nice seeing them making amends for their misguided decisions in past with Battlefront II and making a smart move with latter projects.

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Currently, Battlefield V is expecting release on October 19, to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Using EA Access or Origin Access, you can start your early free trial from October 11. Pre-ordering the game will give you the same benefit as well, or you can just purchase the Deluxe Edition to get started from October 16. Before it is finally released worldwide, an open beta will be there and we still are waiting for a date for that to be announced anytime soon.