How could you not want a faster Battlefield V time to kill?
According to leaks, Dice may be changing the time to kill and gunplay in the next Battlefield V beta.
From the first to the second closed Alpha, things were changed to slow down the time to kill; effectively reverting the game back to how Battlefield 1 felt.
Gone was the faster-paced action and focus on needing medics for reviving and healing. In its place was much slower and more methodical games; some of which players were taking a whole clip to finish off.
LevelCap Gaming on slower Time to Kill
The first alpha had given the impression the game would be going back to Battlefield 4’s shooting mechanics. However, the second alpha, which wasn’t quite as strong as the first one, saw players sponging bullets. It was frustrating for everyone.
"It looks like [DICE will] go back to Closed Alpha #1 TTK"
– says Battlefield V Multiplayer Producer.
🔸 DICE will look at weapon balance specifically as a base instead.#BattlefieldV #BFV pic.twitter.com/cK16ESTAal
— BFRoundup (@BFRoundup) August 17, 2018
With the open beta starting in September, Dice and EA will continue to do everything they can to improve pre-order sales. According to figures put out last week, the game is lagging behind of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2.
However, Video Game Analyst, Mat Piscatella revealed on Twitter that pre-orders are not a viable metric for a game’s success.
Pre-orders not helpful?
Day 1 sales are less important today than they used to be in determining ultimate sales success. Pre-orders are only helpful in estimating day 1, and they're not as helpful now as they used to be even for that. I wouldn't put a lot of weight on pre-orders for forecasting in 2018.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) August 15, 2018
Dice and EA will be hoping that lowering the time to kill and teasing the Battle Royale mode will peak player’s interest.
With less than two months to go until the game is released, can Battlefield V really compete with Call of Duty? We’ll have to wait and see in October.