Welcome to the October 8th edition of ‘This Week in Battlefield V’!
Full disclosure: we previously stated in passing, at the water-cooler, or in DMs that we were going to focus on the Game Economy and Progression this week. Unfortunately, we’re still working on the blog and want to ensure we get the right details in there as to answer standing questions around our economy and progression system, but also to mitigate against opening up more questions that might be present from a half-polished article. That said… on to this week’s focus, Weapon Specialization & Customization and Vehicle Specialization!
As always, timing on these items can always shift, but we want to give you a glimpse into what we have planned so you can tune in as each beat goes live.
This Week in Battlefield V
Monday, October 8th
LIVE NOW – Gunplay in Battlefield V Blog – Previously slated for last Friday, we’ve published the latest blog that details the tweaks to weapon characteristics that will finesse your firefights.
LIVE NOW – Gunplay in Battlefield V Discussion Threads – Join us on your favorite core channels to talk about and provide your feedback around our approach to weapons and what we’re tweaking prior to launch.
UPDATED - How to Specialize Battlefield V Weapons Blog - Explore gun Specializations as we climb the branches of one of the primary weapon trees.
UPDATED - How to Specialize Battlefield V Vehicles Blog - Find out what Specializations are available for one of the most iconic WW2 tanks.
Friday, October 12th
UPDATED - Reddit AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) with DICE Devs – Got any outstanding questions coming off of the heels off the Gunplay, Bullet Penetration, and Weapons Specialization and Vehicle Specialization blogs? Shoot them towards our DICE Devs!
Battlefield V Weekly Debrief – Similar to last week’s debrief, we will provide an archive of all blog destinations and a breakdown of feedback loops to round out the week.
Let us know what you think!
UPDATE: New Blog Added: Wednesday, October 10th - The Importance of Bullet Penetration in Battlefield V - We added a new blog that focuses on how the bullet penetration system affects gameplay. We sat down with Sr. Game Designer Rickard Antroia as he elaborated on:
What bullet penetration is
How we approach the concept
How players will experience it in game
How different weapons and bullet types penetration materials in different ways
How the bullet penetration has changed after Open Beta
Tips on using bullet penetration to your advantage
Update #2: Blog topics adjusted and Reddit AMAA hosts shift.
Blogs - Both of the 'How to Specialize Battlefield V Weapons' and 'How to Specialize Battlefield V Vehicles' blogs will focus on just that, specialization and what you can expect at launch. Unfortunately, we've had to remove elements of visual customization as we aren't ready to discuss those yet, but will dig into that prior to launch.
Reddit AMAA - We've got some revolving availability within the Dev team, so we're currently locking down who will join us on Friday's Reddit AMAA as we discuss Weapon and Vehicle Specialization, Bullet Penetration, and Gunplay.