In the Wake of Battlefield V Battle Royale, DICE Assures Fans Its Core Focus Is Still Multiplayer

If you're worried that Battlefield V's upcoming Battle Royale mode will get in the way of multiplayer updates, DICE is here to reassure you that's not the case.

March 9, 2019

With Battlefield V’s Battle Royale mode on the horizon, some fans of the game may be concerned that series developer DICE may focus more on the upcoming new game mode as opposed to the game’s base multiplayer component. When one fan pleaded with the studio to not completely drop the game’s multiplayer component via Twitter, DICE has this to say:

“We are Battlefield first, Royale is an addition to the Battlefield experience. As we move forward, Multiplayer remains a core focus.”

Some have speculated that the Battlefield V Battle Royale mode may be too late to release in the wake of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends; which has seen tremendous success since it launched on February 4. It’s a bit odd that EA would release two Battle Royale experiences so close to one another but the company’s CEO Andrew Wilson thinks that the two titles won’t compete with one another.


However, I’m personally getting war flashbacks to one Battlefield 1 launched just days before Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2. Both games are excellent first-person shooters but Respawn’s CEO and co-founder Vince Zampella thinks the game should’ve sold better. While I’m hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself, the Battle Royale genre is already a pretty crowded market so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.

Earlier this week, DICE added the game mode Rush which has been a Battlefield series staple for a long while. Players have the chance to hop into the mode for a limited time only as it’ll leave the game by March 20. So hop into it while you still have the chance.

Battlefield V launched on November 20 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game’s Battle Royale mode has been a long time coming after it was announced at E3 2018 and later revealed to be coming months after the game would officially launch in a free update.

Jordan Boyd

Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.

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