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3 weeks ago

Battlefield V’s secret hand gun is perfectly horrifying

The Battlefield games have long been nests of Easter eggs, hiding everything from rare reload animations where you perform magic tricks on guns to giant prehistoric sharks who'll leap up and git ya. Battlefield V still had a few to hide, it seems, and may yet have more. But what's most got my attention is the horrible finger gun found this week, fired by having…

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1 month ago

Every E3 2019 news story that matters on PC

Trying to keep up with E3 2019 is a fool's errand, and the foaming river of content streaming down the internet's face doesn't always make it easier. So here's a round-up of every news story from the show we think matters to you, with links to our full stories (and bantful liveblogs) where relevant. We'll be updating this hourly, so keep coming back.

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Battlefield V headed to the Pacific theatre this autumn

After scrapping around Europe and North Africa, Battlefield V will next bounce over to the far side of World War 2, headed to the Pacific theatre later this year. US and Japanese armies will arrive to scrap with new weapons and vehicles on new maps, including vintage Battlefield map Iwo Jima. EA have shown wee teasers of this before but it's proper official now, blasted…

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Battlefield V premium not-a-Nazi (say EA) to be renamed in honour of resistance fighter

The good side of Battlefield V dropping season passes is that everyone gets free maps. The trade-off is that, being a World War 2 game, any cosmetic gubbins they sell, including 'elite' character skins, is going to include Nazis and Nazi memorabilia, even if the swastikas are painted over. That's bad enough, but earlier today, Vice published a piece pointing out that premium Nazi Wilhelm…

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Battlefield V teases five more fields of battle plus Pacific conflict

Battlefield V had a rocky launch, but Dice are sticking to their promise of big, regular updates to the online shooter without needing anyone buy a season pass. Today, we got our first video peek at the maps coming in Chapter 4: Defying The Odds and beyond. Over the next six months we've got at least five maps due, including the hellish-looking Metro reprise Operation…

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2 months ago

Battlefield V’s new Mercury map is all Greek to me

If you're going to die (repeatedly) somewhere, it may as well be scenic, and I'm happy to describe Battlefield V's new map - Mercury - as a treat for the eyes. Released today in a free update, it's inspired by Operation Mercury in 1941, a German assault on the island of Crete. What this means is a large map that equally suits infantry, aircraft and…

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Dota 2’s paid “avoid player” option is part of a pattern of developers sidelining anti-abuse features

Dota 2's International 2019 Battle Pass has plenty of issues. As Matt wrote earlier this month, alongside a waterfall of cosmetics and a special mode, the pass will unlock an in-game assistant that seems to give owners an advantage over those who haven’t forked over at least £7.50/$10. But (as reported by The Verge) the pass is paywalling another key feature – the ability to…

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4 months ago

Battlefield V’s Firestorm is now lit

I still cannot tell you why Battlefield V's battle royale mode is not named Battlefield Royale, but I can tell you that this so-called 'Firestorm' has launched today. It's a battle royale game, right, but in Battlefield - and with a swish ring of fire closing around you, an inferno on the horizon that eats through buildings in that pleasing Battlefield destruct-o-tech way. I wouldn't…

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Battlefield V starts Firestorm battle royale on March 25

What happens if you fall into a burning ring of fire? It's a given that you'll fall down, down, down while the flames climb higher and that doubtless burns, burns, burns. What many don't expect is that you'll then lark about on a big red tractor with your pals and blast other firefools to pieces with some serious artillery. That's how it'll go in Firestorm,…

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Leaked Battlefield V Firestorm trailer looks hot

Fire! Doobey dooo! I want you to burn, and it looks like my wish will soon be granted. A leaked trailer for Battlefield V's upcoming battle royale mode (foolishly called Firestorm rather than Battlefield Royale) hit the net last night. There are tanks. There are guns of different tiers. There is fire. There are no surprises, in other words, but I'm still keen to warm…

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5 months ago

Battlefield V and Metro Exodus receive DLSS support for Nvidia’s RTX graphics cards

It's been a long time coming, but the list of games with proper, honest-to-goodness [block id="640017" title="Nvidia RTX"] support you can actually take advantage of in-game is finally getting a teensy bit longer today, as Nvidia have announced their performance-boosting DLSS tech is coming to both Battlefield V and Metro Exodus as part of their next graphics driver update - just in time for budding…

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7 months ago

Battlefield V rolling back time-to-kill changes

Tomorrow is unpatch day for Battlefield V, after a messy storm of backlash last week from players over tweaks to its time-to-kill. In an attempt to make the game more accessible to newcomers who might have been dying too quickly, Dice tweaked damage figures - detailed here - to make bullets just plain less deadly than before. Unfortunately, this went down about as well with…

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Tanks are making overtures in Battlefield V’s first big update

It is a good day for tanks. Though now that I think about it, the tanks themselves in Battlefield V's freshly released Overture update are doomed to an eternal cycle of being murdered, then plucked from silicon heaven to fight one of humanity's damnable wars once more. It's a good day for people who would like to blow up tanks. After yesterday's launch hiccup, the…

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8 months ago

Battlefield V’s tanktacular Overture update trundles out tomorrow

Tanks in single-player, tanks in multiplayer and probably some bonus tanks just for fun. Battlefield 5's first episodic update, Overture, is out tomorrow - December 4th - and all about the armour. There'll be a new and grim-looking War Story called The Last Tiger, a new multiplayer map called Panzerstorm, a handy practice range to hone your sharpshooting on and a tank cosmetics system. Below,…

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Ducks are coming to Battlefield V

Sorry, not those kind of ducks. Even better ducks! In a Battlefield first, as of Battlefield V's next patch you'll be able to dodge behind cover when you're in a tank's top gunner slot. It's one of those minor tweaks that could wind up having a major impact, encouraging more people to hop into bullet-spewing death machines. I imagine you'll still get sniped a lot,…

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Battlefield V is now properly out for real

"Taken on its own terms, Battlefield V is an incredible achievement that's absolutely worth your time and its AAA price tag," young Matt said in our Battlefield V review. That sounds good! "Taken in the context of every battle that's gone before, what's on sale is the all-too familiar fantasy of being one insignificant drop in a sea of raging war-soup." That sounds... fine? You…

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9 months ago

Battlefield V system requirements locked in

You can tell EA aren't afraid of no ghost, goblin, nor ghoulie nuh uh because on Halloween they were casually reeling off lists of technical specifications and not mentioning monsters at all, which definitely wasn't a nervous tic to distract them from the feeling shivering up their spines that they're next. No, they simply chose the spookiest day of the year to announce final PC…

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10 months ago

Battlefield 1 goes cheap as chips and its DLC Premium Pass is free to keep this week

Battlefield 5's open beta is over, but the battle for objective points is eternal. As promised last week, EA have made the DLC Premium Pass for Battlefield 1 free today and for the next week. You'll need the game itself to use it, but it expands the (questionably) historical World War 1 FPS from 12 multiplayer maps to 26, featuring new classes, vehicles and weaponry.…

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The Battlefield V beta had me getting into more photo shoots than gunfights

The Battlefield V beta is raging right now and I can confirm: war is indeed hell. According to Dice, though, war is also full of some incredibly stunning vistas just begging to be screenshot. Handily, they’ve also allowed you to turn off almost all the UI (except that ‘BETA’ notice in the corner, and the fact you can’t holster your weapon), so I spent several…

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Battlefield V’s battle royale mode will have objectives and tanks

Last night, I stopped thinking about Battlefield V's battle royale mode as a semi-interesting inevitability and started getting excited. I'd just finished a three-hour stint in the open beta, when my fading memories of Battlefield's mesmerising war soup had been replaced with fresh ones. I quit out to find EA had dropped the first concrete details about what their spin on battle royale would involve,…

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