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*** The Official Battlefield 5 thread***

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by nashathedog, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. pestt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 24, 2010

    Posts: 1,032

    Wait till next week when all of us who can't be arsed to grind the achievments list to get it, just go and buy it. I've got 145,000 burning a hole now. :D
     
  2. Rossi~

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 18,572

    Low, definitely low. But yes, some transparency on this would be telling i'm sure.
     
  3. Funky-Melon

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 489

    Location: Southampton

    I can't believe people still play this.

    I've put about 50 hours into this on release and loaded up it yesterday for the first time in a while after numerous 'big updates' to find that still, nothing had changed.......Still no new maps?!
     
  4. MaXxBoulton

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 11, 2019

    Posts: 813

    Location: Dagobah system

    By that point they will have removed the insain hip fire
     
  5. Besty

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,957

    the game was dead on arrival but for what its worth:


    Chapter 3: Trial By Fire - March 28-June

    • March 25: Firestorm
    • April: 2 New Combined Arms missions plus new matchmaking and Hardcore mode
    • May: New Map - Mercury
    • June: New Mode - Outpost
    • Duos in Firestorm
    • Weekly Rewards include six new weapons
    Chapter 4: Defying the Odds - June

    • New Maps and Modes - Up Close and Personal
    • CQC content and a 5v5 mode in specially designed arenas
    • New Map - Marita
    • New Map - Urban Combat
    Chapter 5: Awakening the Giant - Fall

    • All-out invasion in a new theater of war
     
  6. Mak3R

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 26, 2009

    Posts: 2,169

    Location: Norn Iron

    Tried to fire this up the other day after not playing it for a couple of months since firestorm came out. I did a rather large 20 something GB update and noww crashes on the game on launch. Updated GPU drivers but still same thing. Oh well. Other games work fine. Had to free up some C: drive space several times during the update due to its ridiculous space demands to update so that may have corrupted the game somehow. Guess I'll just uninstall!
     
  7. Gerard

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,756

    Location: Ireland

    Could try the repair option by right clicking on the icon and selecting that.
     
  8. HazardO

    Underboss

    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 7,508

    Location: Cambridge

    It's better than it was, but not much better.
    Visibility has improved
    Movement has improved
    Attrition has been slightly toned down.
    There have been a couple of interesting weapons added, but you needed to complete assignments to unlock them.
    There have been some good game modes added IMO (grind, squad conquest, rush), but DICE have a habit of removing them after 2 weeks to "avoid splitting the playerbase".
    Firestorm isn't bad per-se, but it has no place in a mainline battlefield, and does not attract the same playerbase.
    Conquest assault was taken out back and put down. Hamada now has conquest, it's still unbalanced, but not as bad as before.

    There was panzerstorm added months ago if you haven't played that map, but it's a torrid affair if you play infantry, and is probably better in grand ops than conquest.
    New map tomorrow which might be good, but on it's own won't save the game, the other June maps and modes I suspect are exclusively for sweaty pro mode (incursions2)

    Probably the most poisonous thing about the game after the cuckoo that is firestorm is the weekly assignments which is where the new weapons come, forcing people to play maps, modes and play styles they don't necessarily want to play. As everyone ends up trying to achieve the same thing at the same time, you can end up with a team of assaults all trying to get a turret disable on a tank or something equally unhelpful for those players who prefer the daily challenge of PTFO and win.

    I suspect the real new meat for traditional players will be in the Autumn release with new factions, maps and free custom servers.
     
  9. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 23,134

    Will check back in August then....
     
  10. Gerard

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,756

    Location: Ireland

    They released the new map a day early, playable now.
     
  11. TonyTurbo78

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 26, 2013

    Posts: 8,945

    Location: West End, Southampton

    Only a new game going back to true BF (bf3/bc2/bf4) will ever bring the masses back. I can't see that happening now after the crud that this studio has released over the past few years. BF is finished if it continues this casual low bob turd.
     
  12. HazardO

    Underboss

    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 7,508

    Location: Cambridge

    Must be Tottenham fans trying to stop me watching the UEFA final tonight. They will not win!
     
  13. Gerard

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,756

    Location: Ireland

    Meant to be a pretty small map going by the comments on their forum.
     
  14. pestt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 24, 2010

    Posts: 1,032

    Tottenham BF5 fanboys eh? :rolleyes::D
     
  15. squarepusher

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 1, 2006

    Posts: 373

    Location: Suffolk

    Is everyone's Origin working ok? the one time I want to play this frigging game all my games in my library are not available and get a error "Apologies for the inconvenience, we’re currently unable to retrieve your list of games. Please reload and try again."

    Brilliant :rolleyes:
    Tried clearing cache too, same thing.

    EDIT - NVM changed nothing and it now works. Here we go Greece.
     
  16. Funky-Melon

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 489

    Location: Southampton

    Just loaded this up to try the new map

    Black screen with the 'V' loading bit in the top right.

    Why do I always have to repair this game after every update - EA/DICE are getting really boring now.
     
  17. SpudMaster

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 23, 2004

    Posts: 2,737

    Location: blackburn

    I was under the impression that's if you missed weapons on tides of war you could later buy them with company coin. If this is the case, how? I can't find the weapons I have missed anywhere....:confused:
     
  18. pestt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 24, 2010

    Posts: 1,032

    They just appear/unlock in my class weapon selection (select change weapon). Choose it then buy it.
     
  19. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 46,223

    Location: Parts Unknown

    I wish they hadn't bothered at all with Firestorm. Just stick to normal BF please.

    Loving the new Boys AT gun. Not as brutal as the tank hunter in BF1, but it's good fun.

    The one in bf1 was like the rail gun in Quake3 :D
     
  20. HazardO

    Underboss

    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 7,508

    Location: Cambridge

    I haven't tried it much yet I should give it a go. I used the AT rocket in bf1 a lot, but it wasn't a primary, and it gave the assault player a viable anti sniper gun as a gadget (as well as being useful against armor). I'm not normally one to play recon TBH, but I've been enjoying the P08 carbine, spamming flares and aggressive on the flag tactic a lot.