I am kind of surprised at how the voices of people who aren't happy with the game drown out the majority of people who are online and having fun blowing stuff, capping points etc. The real world offers such a dazzling array of things to offend or annoy me. If a game (esp one I loved) stops being fun or my attitude stops people from having fun with me I take a time out. It's pretty much my only rule with my son for gaming - don't be toxic to yourself or others - pretty simple.
Don't get me wrong complaining or criticizing a dev is fair if you bought it and its not working, raise hell. But no game is perfect and a surprising amount of the people with gripes is why do they still play? If you really love something and get that worked u take a walk or uninstall for a while to clear your head. Often real world or personal stress gets vented in game. Times are stressful for everyone. Coming back to BFV after a long break I was worried I would hate it. Bought it on Steam sale thinking it was worth a shot, plus refundable. One year into a game release is kind of the sweet spot for tuning and this is no exception. I have a pretty dated rig so I was worried about performance. All of that fear was unfounded. Not only does the game run well but its gorgeous. The amount of terrain, path options, cover and strategic variables are so freaking good. But the best part of all for me? The community of players, for the most part, are pretty good about playing objectives and understand teamwork.
From my experience Battlefield is about action, chaos and rewarding teamwork. This game does that so well on every level. I don't need authenticity on skins. There are other great franchises that do that which need support. I can't knock people for attacking EA or feeling like DICE let them down. I have been there. All I am saying is that Battlefield 5 has a ton of stuff on the inside which works well and doesn't get any recognition since its not named. The way the game meta plays out in its current state on a good server with no atrocious hacking means that the team that efforts together harder or smarter can win even when they are behind. That combined effort is what makes the game pop off and I have played thousands of rounds in every version of BF so I am qualified. I play for fun and be a decent squadie because a good attitude can make up for my lack of hand/eye coordination or natural reflexes. To my surprise I have found a met a bunch of people who also seem to be having fun and understand objectives. Maybe the demise of this franchise has been exaggerated?
DICE has done so much work from BF1 til now I think coming back after time off makes it easier to have perspective. This is peak Battlefield, winning is less about loadouts and more about squads working together. The size and scale of the maps blows my mind. I love Provence. There will always be people who cheat or do things which defy explanation. Overall I would say the franchise has really made big leaps forward and still creates its own niche. I really dont like hearing about unused assets for the game that may have been shelved in favor of tacking on a last minute BR mode. That is rage inducing logic from a suit. But looking at one point of evidence in particular I think DICE deserves more love for all the work. Over the last two weeks I have had some major comebacks and rallies where both teams were engaged in continuous combat. The contest/conquer/control for points was furious and exhausting ending in a single digit difference. Some many matches have ended with less than 20 tickets. Yes they are some lopsided matches but its merciful.
TLDR: Don't play if you aren't having fun, maybe now its time to appreciate how fun BF:V is when firing on all cylinders.