Battlefield 5 Next Patch Scheduled for Next Week, Firestorm Mini Q&A Posted

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While we just got a Battlefield 5 patch last week, DICE is already prepping the Battlefield 5 next patch for this coming week! Same as before, the studio will release the patch notes a day before the actual patch drops — assuming everything passes through certification.

This was revealed as part of next week’s Battlefield 5 news and announcements. Check the schedule for next week below (via Reddit):

Sneak Peek into Next Week – Week of April 1

    • Chapter 3 Trial by Fire Update #2 (PENDING CERTIFICATION)
    • Chapter 3 Trial by Fire Update #2 Notes (PENDING CERTIFICATION)
    • Firestorm Bootcamp
    • Battlefield Currency
    • Chapter 3 Trial by Fire Update #2 – Let’s talk about the update.

Please note: This is an early schedule and items could shift or be moved out. We’ll have more details in our weekly This Week in Battlefield on Monday.

​Also included is a mini Q&A regarding Battlefield 5’s battle royale mode “Firestorm.”

Q & A

We hit up some of our devs with questions regarding Firestorm and Chapter 3. (We asked a lot more questions, but you’ll have to wait until next week for those answers!) John Stanley, Mattias Hansson, Robert Wyle answered some of the questions below.

  • When will we see an update to the Looting System?
    • JS: 3.1 (Next patch) – There will be an increase in loot spread so that its easier to pick up (improve the issue of stacking). We will continue to investigate other designs to make the looting the best it can be.
  • As the Tides of War Weekly Challenges are tied to Firestorm, what if someone doesn’t want to play Firestorm? Why isn’t there another path/option to get ToW XP?
    • JS: This is our brand new royale mode and the challenges serve as a great way to introduce you to the mechanics of Firestorm. To complete the Week’s Challenges, there is a track which allows for minimal Firestorm play:
      • Earn 1,500
      • Earn 30,000 score in any game mode
      • Kill 30 enemies in any game mode
      • Heal yourself or your squad mates for 1000 health
  • Why is the XP so low for Firestorm?
    • MH: We’ve heard your feedback and agree with you. We’re looking at balancing this in one of the upcoming updates.
  • Would you ever make Firestorm a night map?
    • MH: No plans right now, but that sounds like an awesome idea!
  • Will you be adding scopes/attachments to the weapons?
    • MH: This is something that we’re looking into right now, but we’re not ready to share timeline at the moment.

Don’t forget to fill out this Battlefield 5 survey by DICE to let the studio know what you want to see improved in the game and franchise!

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