I bought battlefield 5 roughly 2 years after it's release, hoping by then the game would sort itself out (bugs, balancing etc)
but still 2 years later it feels like such a flop of a game. It's just dissapointing to see the way that it is right now, having friends who have been avid players of previous titles not play it or
just give up on the game is very dissapointing...
Why is this the case ?
The game was not just a product of it's f**ked launch and trying to shill for ideologies atractive to the souless corporation that is EA,
but the game was a mess from the get go, a rushed game it seemed, and even now there are prevalent problems it still faces, a whopping 2 years later. Whilst it's still putting out content ?? It just doesn't
make sense to me to not have the game be 100% in terms of playability before launching more content but so be it. I will write down what i belive is wrong with the game and could be fixed.-Things i belive are objectivelly wrong with the game.
The game has a series of problems that range from things that could be eazily fixed to core gameplay stuff that just isn't right, of which i will go over.
-There are missing Features from previous games-Being able to swap teams.
Why was switching teams removed in the first place ? Players are forced to stick to their losing teams, and furthermore players who want to defend/attack will be forced to wait until the next match in breakthrough GM
--Real community servers
Coming all the way from BF3 such a common feature was a great stop-gap measure to ensure quality management of server balancing and "Server events" by players themselves rather than by dice
--Actual team balancing
I have put extensive hours into BF5 and with the collective gathering of what other BF vets i know they mostly seem to agree balancing (at least in PC) has taken a massive dip in quality with constant
clan stacks and generally very one sided matches, But the subjective balancingisn't the only problem, actual numerical balncing is non-existent.
Meaning matches of 8v32 are possible. This is especially not acceptable 2 YEARS AFTER LAUNCH.
Why censor chat at all, or why in the least not allow players to switch chat censoring on or off it's incredibly annoying when words like "Th**d R**ch" are censored In a ***** world war 2 game.
-BUGS BUGS BUGS
Game breaking bugs are still well present 2 years after launch What the f*** ?
I have had so many times which i am playing a match and the game just decides i am now DEAD FOREVER and cannot respawn.
This bug has apparently never been adressed. ever.
Crashes are also not an uncommon sight in BF5, something which in previous titles i had hardly ever witnessed. This considering back then i had worse specs
And no my hardware is not at fault, this game just feels unpolished in that regard
-Weird bugs aswell
Stranger but still unfun bugs are well present in the game, like the game screwing around with your audio making it seem like you are hearing things from far away
however these are much less frequent in comparison
-Non Premium Players facing poverty ;(
well some kind of poverty, after level 70 (i think ?) you stop receiving a decent sum of currency for your efforts playing the game, making it harder and
unbelivably grindy to get the normal currency to get stuff like weapon/vehicle upgrades (Which is sort of scummy in it's own right) somewhat forcing players to deal with assignments which are....
-Assignments are horrible
The assignments are terrible and are made hard to encourage microtransactions, much like a free mobile game would atempt to do (in a AAA title, really ?)
asking the players to perform tasks like getting 10k damage with a tank, EXCEPT you need to be INSIDE the objective, massively restraining the player
to a small cubicle to allow him to complete the task to get a measly 600 in game currency. Of which brings my to my next point. The assignments do not reward the player well
for their acomplishments considering their average difficulty. And this is not even touching skin assignments which ask that the player get several kills again inside or atacking the points
sometimes in a single life. Please change around the assignments making them more fun and increase the rewards. Oh also have fun being forced to leave a match to change
your only 4 assignments you can have at a time.
-The bipod mechanic is incredibly inconsistent
I dont personally use support, but i like weapons like the MG34, a weapon that has made me see the unfortunate state of bipods in this game, since the weapon cannot shoot anything
longer than shotgun range and sometimes worse unless it is bipoded.
The bipod system sucks absolute ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, you move an inch to the left and it undeploys, leaving you constantly fearing moving at all, or forcing you to prone in a flat ground, usually
making you not see ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ because of grass or having you be a eazy target considering if you get hit you can't move and your head gets hit first. If you dont like proning to get the bipod,
then you are left with stuff like fences and windows to use it, which are not always present and when they are they limit what you can view or expose you alot.
So please make the bipod STATIC stopping you from moving your camera enough to undeploy
-AA and SPAA are underpowered
This being more recent issue, but alas fixed AA guns cannot deal with planes unless you have help from teammates with the flieger faust
Planes give ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ all cares to AA guns, flying very close to the air in disregard of them, being only afraid of the assaults fliegerfaust and other planes
fixed AA is weak, i have more than once witnessed myself shoot a plane until my AA gun overheats while the plane does a nose dive straight into me to drop a bomb. Which is beyond r***rded to see
SPAA in the other hand has the advantage of movement, however it suffers a similar fate to the AA gun, it's gun overheats too fast and it dies in one well place bomb barrage, forcing SPAA to duck under trees
or hiding next to bushes and constantly switching positions to have the slightest chance against bombers, for instance. So please rebalance the plane vs AA combat
-Suppresion doesn't really exist
It's alot like poise in Dark souls 3, it says it's there but really it's not. When you "Suppress" someone they are spotted for a moment.
This is because there is no more random bullet deviation, making it a somwhat pointless ability, also meaning support classes will likely always lose to snipers-These having Been things i see as objective flaws in the entire game being either recent of unfortunately here since launchAll written below are my opinionated flaws is belive are in the game.
-F***ed Balancing for weapons
I hope i am not alone on this but i feel as though some weapons dominate on each class, For medic you have the suomi and type2a, Assault is the STG 1-5, Support is the KE7 and lewis gun
and the sniper is anything that isn't bolt action lmao. Leaving weapons like the BAR, MG34, MG1919, MP40, Sten etc. Well behind. Albeit understandable it's still boring to see these weapons dominate
and have the rest just not be up to par-The Revive animation for the medic sucks
The way to revive on bf5 was vastly superior considering you weren't forced into an animation to revive someone, It's not wonder nobody ever revives anyone as a medic
it's annoying and takes too long
German Tanks Feel like they are all the same and tanks should have different purposes
With a few exceptions like the 38t, Staghound and all SPAA, the tanks feel the same, tiger is the pz4 except slightly more armoured but pretty much same speed
and the stug is mostly the same aswell but can only look foward, the british team also has a similar problem but in the least their light tank is noticeably faster than the mk6.
Tanks also play pretty much the same in general, with the exception of SPAA and the lightest ones. When instead Tank destroyers should focus on tank killing, heavy tanks should be slow as
hell but tanky as ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, medium tanks should be decently fast and decently armored. It feels all too similar
Some Things should not be in the game
I'm refering to stuff like the fixed gun churchill, the tank is litterally a meme tank, and the british have other more well know tanks, why put this one in the game. What the hell
the STG 1-5 was a volkssturm weapon, same for the gewher 1-5, it's almost comical that it's a meta weapon, it was used very late war, and was supposebly very unreliable due to the cheap manufacturing
It also looks like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and i despise it's overwhelming presence in the game.
And then you also have the WW1 weapons ported from BF1, whilst i like that they are there i wanted to see more of the WW2 weapons, they instead filled the roster with stuff from the previous game
rather than making more weapons for the game as whole.
Alas i conclude my "Rant" of sorts, I'd say the game could vastly improve on the stuff that i mentioned, but 2 years after launch an a list of problems with a tripple A title should be nowhere as this large
thus this game is just an expensive dissapoinment, and i am only glad i din't buy it from launch to see what this ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ show was then. Good luck fixing this.