Dice have learned from Battlefront 2, but aren’t ready to let go of microtransactions.
Dice have stated that Battlefield V won’t have lootboxes, but will have a premium currency. This premium currency will only be used for cosmetic items for the player’s avatar. There will be a separate in-game currency that was called “Grind Currency”, what can only be earned by playing the game, and will be used for everything else.
They have also stated that Battlefield V will not have a Premium Pass like other Battlefield games, but will still receive new content, and allow players to access the content for free. This include the extra campaign called “Tides of War”, that will be added to the game after it launches on October 19th this year for PS4, PC and Xbox One.
Dice have also stated that new maps, timed events and items will be added this way, with no extra charge. Dice mentioned as well earlier this week, that Battlefield V will have a mechanic that sounds similar to popular game Fortnite, that will allow players to use a build tool to fortify buildings, and create sand bag piles.
This is no doubt because of the backlash Dice’s last game, Battlefront 2, received over it’s seemingly anti-consumer practices. Battlefront 2 was the subject of controversy after it was revealed that loot-boxes played a heavy role in player progression, and could be paid for with real money, allowing players to fast-track their progress to earn better weapons and abilities. There was also backlash over the pricing over hero characters for their use in online multiplayer, with both Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader taking possibly up to 40 hours each to unlock.
This was all fixed as time went on with a series of updates, but news has since surfaced that EA may be slowly dialling down support and work on Battlefront 2’s content updates.
Battlefield V will be available on October 19th later this year on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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