Battlefield V has been under less-than-favorable scrutiny for some time now. After being pushed back a month from its original October release date, EA also revealed that the new battle royale mode, Firestorm, will not be in the game at launch.
Neither will map voting, apparently. This news comes from the Weekly Debriefs that EA DICE has been running on the Battlefield V subreddit. The weekly posts have been providing fans with fresh screenshots, videos, and blog posts about EA's upcoming WW2 shooter.
This week's thread concluded with a Q+A allowing players to pose questions or feedback to the developers. One question asked, “Is map voting between rounds in Battlefield V?” Level Designer Matthias Wagner simply stated, “Unfortunately, this will not be available at launch.”
Players have suggested that the reason map voting won't appear at launch is to encourage more variety in the map rotation. Typically, map voting in Battlefield has led to the most popular maps getting voted for again and again. Allowing the maps to be random is sure to encourage more variety, but it may also force players to play on maps that they don't like.
Among other questions in the thread included a detailed rundown of all the vehicles that will appear in certain maps and game modes. The list included how many tanks, planes, transport vehicles, and more will be available.
Finally, there was a little peek at what's to come for the week of November 5. The biggest tease is that Origin Access and EA Access members will get early access to Battlefield V starting November 9. This provides players with the full game for a 10-hour period, allowing them to explore everything the game has to offer.
Additionally, we can expect a launch trailer, an overview of features, launch notes, and more. EA DICE also teased "surprises coming" in near future. Although we obviously don't know what that will entail (it wouldn't be a surprise otherwise!), expect something potentially exciting soon.
EA DICE also revealed that Battlefield V will launch with eight maps. The maps are based on the following locations: France, Holland, Norway, and North Africa. The names of the eight maps are as follows: Twisted Steel, Arras, Narvik, Fjell 652, Rotterdam, Devastation, Hamada, and Aerodrome.
Check out the launch maps trailer below.
Battlefield V launches November 20, 2018, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
What do you think? Will no map voting at launch be a problem for you? What do you think about the eight maps teased? Let us know in the comments!