Battlefield V review: A welcome respite from twitch-driven combat

Battlefield V brings EA DICE's franchise back to where it began: The Allied fight against German forces during the Second World War.EA

Score: 8.0/10 
Platform: Xbox One (reviewed), PlayStation 4, Windows PC
Developer: EA DICE
Publisher: EA
Release Date: November 20, 2018

That EA DICE’s latest Battlefield instalment is loads of fun despite some very noticeable technical issues at launch should be interpreted as testament to the strength of its core design, modes, aesthetic and sincerity.

During my pre-release play period I encountered endless little glitches, ranging from a scoreboard screen that refused to update over the course of several matches to AI enemies running through thin air. Most had little impact on play, but some did. For example, I encountered some consistently troublesome problems traversing rough terrain, especially when trying to climb over low objects or shimmy around the ground while prone.