EA’s Battlefield franchise never really blossomed in the esports scene, nor did it ever have a dedicated competitive mode for players to compete and showcase their skill. Well, even the promised competitive 5vs5 game mode is now cancelled.
Battlefield V Senior Producer Ryan McArthur apologized to the game’s community for cancelling the competitive mode, but explained it is for the best. The studio wants the development team’s priority to switch into improving Battlefield V’s overall experience and getting content polished and ready to go live for the players.
The focus on improving the quality of the Battlefield V experience and adding more of the content you want has led us to step back from our original plans to offer a competitive 5v5 mode. Not creating this mode was a tough decision, but vital for us to more quickly reach our bug-crushing and content goals. However, we will still pursue building a competitive gaming experience in Battlefield. We know that there’s already an existing competitive scene in our community, and we’re helping build features to support these communities. We want to work more closely with our players to help improve the tools that they have available to shape their play experience. This way, we can better support the places where competitive Battlefield V play already exists.
Battlefield V is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The title received the awaited Marita map and two new Elites back in late July.