The long-awaited Battlefield 5 Firestorm battle royale mode is now available to play, letting fans experience battle royale with Battlefield’s trademark destructible environments and gunplay.
At present, the game has two different ways to play; solo, or in a 4-person squad. DICE has said that a Battlefield 5 Firestorm Duos mode is coming in April. However, it will only be available for a limited time.
Why Battlefield 5 Firestorm Duos Mode is a Limited Time Release
Fans might well balk at this news. Why would DICE only make the Battlefield 5 Firestorm Duos mode available for a limited time? The answer is that DICE is very likely to be repeating the same model which they recently used twice during Lightning Strikes. During that second Tides of War chapter, DICE made two new game modes available; Squad Conquest and Rush. Both of these modes were only available for two weeks’ time. According to DICE, the reason why the studio only made them available briefly wasn’t because they never planned to bring them back. Rather, it was because the studio wasn’t certain how popular they would be; they wanted to gauge the community’s reaction before committing to making them a permanent feature.
Indeed, Squad Conquest was very popular, and DICE actually extended the time it was available. In all likelihood, that mode, and quite possibly Rush, will return. The studio is planning to do the same thing with several new mode variants during Trial by Fire. It also seems like they plan to adopt a similar approach for the upcoming Duos mode. By the time Duos becomes available, players will have had ample time to experience the Solo and Squad versions. As such, they should be in a good position to judge Duos mode in comparison.
If Duos mode proves popular, then no doubt DICE will implement it as a permanent feature. However, it’s also possible that players feel that the Solo and Squad modes provide the experience they want without needing to shift over to Duos. If that proves to be the case, it wouldn’t be great for DICE if they invested in making the mode (and the server space it would require) permanently available. Hopefully, players do enjoy Duos. If that’s the case, players may well get to see it become a permanent part of Battlefield 5 Firestorm.
[via – vgr.com]