Last month the team at DICE addressed that the developer was aware of players unsatisfied with the time-to-kill & time-to die elements in the multiplayer portion of the World War II-set title Battlefield V and planned to tweak the two for better gameplay results. But following last week, fans were still unhappy and were vocal about the latest update for the November released title.
Now recently DICE has changed the time-to-kill feature once again along with leaving a statement regarding the sudden change to the new update.
Our intent with the TTK changes was to see if we could evolve the Battlefield V experience and make it more enjoyable for new players, whilst also making sure the Battlefield vets have a choice with a more “core” experience suiting their preferred play-style. Clearly we didn’t get it right. Veteran players didn’t ask for the change, but as game developers, we took it upon ourselves to make those changes based on extensive data and deliberation. It truthfully wasn’t an easy decision for us.
Following the acknowledgement of the studio’s decisions, the post also issued that now discovering their mistake to change the TTK & TTD resulted with the team to be better prepared for similar situations in the future. As it is very intricate with gameplay between both new and returning players, balancing both extremes require a precise tweak to keep all players satisfied.
“we have a better idea of how to improve the game going forward, and have already begun taking steps to improve the experience for all our players, new and veteran.”
Battlefield V is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.