If you’re a Battlefield 5 battle royale player, you might have liked playing the Duos mode — especially those who can’t form a full party to play Firestorm. In case you load it up today and notice something’s missing, DICE has officially pulled the Battlefield 5 Firestorm Duo mode from the rotation.
In a new post on Reddit, DICE explains why they did it and if it will come back again (highly likely).
Why is Duo leaving?
Duo received an overwhelmingly positive reaction at launch. It debuted during a weekend, and was initially done so only as an early first look at the mode. Duo was originally designed as a limited time offering similar to Grind and Rush, and featured as limited time content in Chapter 3.
When Duo was first removed, you told us that you wanted to see it come back and we were happy to support.
Since then, we’ve seen more folks jump back into Squads mode, with less preferring to Firestorm it up in Duo – so we’re going to get back to the original plan today and we’ve disabled it’s matchmaking.
Will Duo return?
As with other limited time modes, we never say never. We’re confident that we’ll see it again!
Limited Time Gamemodes
Similar to Firestorm, the core Battlefield experience receives plenty of rotation of temporary modes like Grind, Rush, Squad Conquest, and soon – Outpost.
We’re going to look at ways to ensure that you all have the opportunity to enjoy these modes after their initial availability, without compromising the matchmaking experiences for players who’d prefer to stay with the base game modes.
This is something we’re exploring as part of the development of Private Games which you can read more about here. We’ll keep you updated on that as we build out the feature via Community Broadcasts like this.
In other Firestorm news, Australian players and those in Oceania are in an unfortunate spot, as it seems servers for Firestorm in the region are being discontinued.