new letter to the Battlefield V community on Reddit
, the Battlefield team
explains they are reverting the recent TTK (time to kill) changes in
. They had
more core playlists with original TTK values, but have decided to just
straight-up unpatch the previous changes across the whole game:
We’ve committed to giving you an update this week around Battlefield V’s TTK
(Time To Kill) adjustments, as seen in last Friday’s letter to the community.
After rolling out those changes last week, we’ve listened to your feedback,
reviewed our statistical data, and have made the decision to return to the
original TTK values seen at launch.
Our intent with the TTK changes was to see if we could evolve the Battlefield V
experience and make it more enjoyable for new players, whilst also making sure
the Battlefield vets have a choice with a more “core” experience suiting their
preferred play-style. Clearly we didn’t get it right. Veteran players didn’t ask
for the change, but as game developers, we took it upon ourselves to make those
changes based on extensive data and deliberation. It truthfully wasn’t an easy
decision for us.
It’s important to acknowledge that we have a challenge bringing new players into
Battlefield V and onboard them to become more experienced Battlefield players.
It’s been a challenge across our games for a long time, as many will know, and
becomes even more important for us to improve upon our post-launch experience
with consistent updates to the game through the Tides of War. Our desire to
service a game that caters to old and new players will continue. How we get it
right isn’t easy, nor will it be quick, and we appreciate when the community
comes together and helps us on this journey.
We have learned a lot over the past week. We’ve gained clarity on the issues
you’ve shared with us around Time To Death (TTD), we’ve identified imbalances in
weapons, and have recorded real-world data on how TTK changes our game and
impactS our players. With that knowledge we have a better idea of how to improve
the game going forward, and have already begun taking steps to improve the
experience for all our players, new and veteran.
Starting tomorrow, December 18th at 4am PT / 7am ET / 1p CET, we will revert the
TTK changes to their original launch states, we will remove the “Conquest Core”
playlist, and we will not introduce any new “Core” playlists as mentioned in
last week’s letter. This will be a server-side update and does not require a
client download. We’ll continue to identify how we can improve the Battlefield V
experience and will have more information for you around those changes starting
in the new year.
Thank you for your feedback and patience. We’re excited to be on this journey
- The Battlefield Team