We tried out the Battlefield V Beta. Read on to know more about how it fared with us.
The Battlefield V Beta hits the PC this week. Naturally, the game is still in beta, so a lot of aspects might change before the full release. But betas do provide a good look at what the final product might look like and what directions the devs want to take with the game.
I ran the game on Nvidia GTX 1050ti with 8GB ram and i3 7th gen with the latest GeForce driver. As I ran the game and opened the main menu, I was greeted with low FPS. The game also had a long loading time. But in-game, it ran pretty smoothly (on Medium settings). I did experience a few crashes, all of them on the loading screen. As if the long loading time wasn’t irritating enough.
Graphics and environment:
Coming to the graphics, the game does look beautiful. I only played two maps, Narvik and Rotterdam, and both the maps did make quite an impression. Playing in Rotterdam does make you feel that you are actually in the middle of WW II.
I don’t know if they actually intended it, but dying players seem to have ragdoll physics, kind of. Whether intended or not, it spoils the intensity and the feel of the game.
Gameplay and mechanics:
Coming to the most important part, the gameplay. Unlike Call of Duty, where you can unlock mods for your weapons, Battlefield V introduces a skill system for weapons. Every class is assigned their own sets of weapons, and every weapon has its own skill tree. Once you level a skill up, you can’t go back. Moreover, there are no mods. This takes away the deep customization that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 offers with changeable mods.
There are also some balancing issues with weapons and vehicles. The tanks seem almost indestructible, with only a few options to destroy them. You can forget about taking them on if you aren’t leveled up enough to get a Panzerfaust.
Sniping in the game is a bit tough. Once you take a shot, you have to release the scope so you can reload. The character won’t reload the rifle on his own. That means every time you take a shot, you have let go of the RMB. It can be quite irritating.
It is natural that Battlefield V Beta will be compared with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta. From what I have seen, Black Ops 4 is way better than BFV in terms of optimization, gameplay, and customization. We only got to see a very limited version of the game; two maps and two modes, which are quite similar to each other, compared to Black ops 4 with 5 modes and 6 maps. BFV has a lot of potential, but it still needs quite a lot of work. I would put a hold on the pre-order for now.
Bonus: Watch the writer suck at BFV