Battlefield V just wrapped up its’ closed alpha, and DICE has published a lengthy set of findings from player feedback. You can view that post here, which details quite a bit of information they’ve compiled. Among this info was the announcement that Battlefield V would get an open beta sometime in early September for those of us who didn’t get a chance to participate in the closed alpha.
DICE is taking the feedback they receive seriously, and using that to improve the experience overall for the next Battlefield. Taking a look at the graphic above, you get to see the most popular spots for players to inhabit. This gives DICE a good idea of whether certain fortifications are being used, or if defense points are being utilized in the way they anticipated when designing their maps. This is something I wouldn’t mind seeing more often. Typically when we see betas pop up, we get a chance to play what is essentially a finished product. This leads to beta’s feeling more like an extended gameplay ad for titles rather than a chance to give feedback and improve an experience you were already planning to purchase.
DICE goes on to mention how they’re tweaking weapon balance and control to create a feeling of mastery with a weapon over time. So far, they’ve promised to change the recoil of certain guns to be more reliable, but require more precision to realign with each shot.
This might seem like a no-brainer, but gun balance is often a large issue plaguing multiplayer shooters. This can be even more important of a factor when you throw in the size of maps, number of players and the inclusion of vehicles. In the same vein as weapon balancing, they also address time to kill, or TTK. This is what determines how quickly your character dies from repeated shots. DICE brings up good points here, mentioning that some said it was too quick, while others said it felt just right. They’ll seek to improve the ability to to notify players of the direction they are being shot from as well, which will help the speed of response to an attack which could majorly impact TTK.
DICE seems to be keeping a close watch on what they need to perfect their Battlefield V experience. Let’s hope we get some info soon on when exactly we can all check out the open beta and see for ourselves. Battlefield V will lunch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 16th.