They did a lot of things right and wrong. With over 525 hours in the game, I had a lot of fun with it but they had so many opportunities to make it a classic, but failed. The graphics are top notch, the destructive environment is always fun but this was a title that was clearly rushed and lacked a clear vision.
Maps - For a game touting massive maps, there were just a few that were really large and allowed effective vehicle play. There were some maps I liked (Arras, Panzerstorm, Twisted Steel) and some I hated (Narvik, Fjell, Aerodrome). They could have made more maps like Arras and the western European area. They could have added more jungle maps where you would actually fight through the jungle instead of once again, linear paths. Large urban areas instead of a central point like a church or theater ie Devastation.
Cosmetics, the area where they can support the live service was pathetic. Whoever was in charge of this clearly had zero knowledge of how to handle a live service. Skins that were in alpha and beta never made it into the live game. Skins were data mined that never made it in the game. Guns in single player never made it in the game (Chaucat). Also, most skins were only bought with actual $.
Games like Post Scriptum and Hell Let Loose that are made by independent studios have more vehicle diversity than triple AAA Dice’s BFV. This was a very disappointing area for me.
Other things touted by the team never made it in game or were very late:
- Dragging soldiers to cover - scratched
- Vehicle cosmetics - introduced with minimal cosmetics recently after a year and half of “soon”.
- Cheaters and lack of cheating tools.
- Firestorm, their touted battle royale, no longer received updates and had so much potential
Changing the TTK multiple times throughout it’s lifespan. Both times they attempted to change it, it failed miserably and had to be reverted.
I’ve been a huge fan of Battlefield titles. I own every single one and was so hyped to play BFV. I love the WW2 theme but they dropped the ball on this one.
They really have to take a look at the mistakes they made and focus on making BF6 a strong title else they are in trouble.