You know that the launch of your hot new game of the holiday season is complex when you have to release a guide telling people how they can play it! Well, that is exactly what EA has had to do with this year’s Battlefield V.
Battlefield V actually has three launch dates. On November 9th, PC players who are a Prime EA Origin Member can play the full game. Basic EA Origin Members get a ten hour trial of the game. For Xbox One players who are also EA Access Members, they can also play the game for 10 hours on the 9th of November.
Then on the 15th of November no matter what you are playing Battlefield V on, as long as you are getting the Deluxe Edition you can play.
A few days later on November 20th is when the game is officially released and anyone can pick it up.
As well as the confusing release dates many people are unaware of the state Battlefield V will be in at launch. While it does have a single player campaign called War Stories, DICE have said that this will not be finished until December. The Battle Royale mode is not going to be ready until March which is very surprising.
Giving the mess that was the Star Wars Battlefront II launch I really expected EA and DICE to come out swinging with Battlefield V. One thing they did learn from the Battlefront II launch was to not have Microtransactions at launch. With October/November and December having so many huge games, Battlefield V may struggle to stand out this holiday season.