Electronic Arts and EA DICE today announced that the October 19 Battlefield V release date is being pushed back to November 20. Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE, published a statement explaining the situation.

“Over the summer, we’ve had tens of thousands of players get their hands on the game during our Closed Alphas and at E3 and Gamescom – where we were honored to receive the awards for Best Multiplayer Game at both shows,” he said. “You have told us that you are seeing an increased focus on squad play come through, you are also feeling the difference in our revamped player movement and we are getting a lot of positive feedback for our improved weapons handling.”

“You’ve also spurred us to make some meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience, including adjusting the gameplay tempo, improving soldier visibility and reducing player friction. You’ll see a lot of these reflected in our Open Beta that starts on September 6,” Gabrielson added. “We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War.”

“We believe we’ve got one of the best Battlefield games ever coming in Battlefield V,” added Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer, Electronic Arts. “Tens of thousands of players have been hands on with the game so far, and we’ve been honored to receive best multiplayer awards at E3 and gamescom. We’ve had valuable feedback from our community, and we’re going to take the time to make some final adjustments and deliver a great experience for our fans.”

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Battlefield V takes the series back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War II. Lead your squad to victory with new ways to turn the battlefield to your advantage. Assemble your Company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles – then take them on an epic journey through the Tides of War.

Battlefield V‘s new multiplayer experiences are the biggest and boldest yet. Multi-map Grand Operations delivers iconic action – like paratrooper raids, tank assaults, and aerial dogfights – while the all-new battle royale mode and cooperative Combined Arms gives you more to look forward to after launch. Signature rock-paper-scissors gameplay rewards skill and strategy in 64-player all-out war against infantry, vehicles, and aircraft.

The anthology-style War Stories single-player campaign makes a triumphant return. Battle as a novice deployed behind enemy lines in North Africa, a Norwegian resistance fighter on a mission above the Arctic Circle, and more. Witness WW2 through the eyes of the men and women who changed the world forever, as you join untold, unexpected stories of human drama set against global conflict in a world that would never be the same.

With no paid expansions, all Battlefield V players can embark on Tides of War — the live service journey of you and your Company through an evolving, expanding WW2 experience. The battle begins with the Fall of Europe in November and continues on other unsung battlefields, featuring new factions, gear, Daily Missions, and Special Assignments. Every fight brings new challenges and opportunities.

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