I played the trial thanks to Gamepass and saved myself some money - just an utter fucking mess. 128 players is not fun, it just isn't. Maps are way too large with too much dead air running around. Get sniped or etc on your way to a spot? Enjoy the walk again. Continues the awful tradition of having even less original maps than its predecessor. The levolution is pathetic, might as well have not bothered at all, the marketing was totally misleading. Squad teamwork is almost pointless because of operators and there is essentially no balance to the game. There's literally one mode where squad work even matters and it gets old quickly. Operators instead of classes SUCKS, this is not a case of change bad, it's just a terrible fit for a squad based game on this scale. Graphically its very awkward, featuring bizarre visual choices like the overblown bloom on some weapons and stiff animations. Some of the levels manage to impress but then seem to clash badly with the lighting, it almost feels like an emulated game with uprezzed textures. I still can't believe they couldn't be arsed to put in a scoreboard, I don't believe their reasoning on it either. The whole thing screams minimum viable product and I suspect this wasn't even a Battlefield project originally. Did I mention bugs? Everything from despawning entirely, falling through the world, crashes, bizarre physics glitches and even literal teleportation. I've seen some highlight reels from streamers and I can say they soft peddled it a bit.
Been a huge fan of the franchise since the original but just can't do it anymore. BF V was a big regression in so many respects and Dice continues to re-invent the wheel unnecessarily. Many other companies actually iterate and refine their franchises, Dice keeps starting over from nothing every single project. To not even preserve what should be standard libraries like the VoIP stuff is absolutely insane. Getting rid of classes with seemingly zero thought to balance or design points to a total lack of direction on the project. Just a damned shame, this is going to be hugely damaging to the franchise.
I don't know how you can fix this with updates, so many of the games problems are fundamental design issues. This should have never been released at all in it's current state, even if they polished it. It's just a mess and totally devoid of any compelling reason to play.
Playing: Wildermyth, Mass Effect Legendary, Returnal
Watching: Deadwood, Dune, Evil