Yes, the WW2 FPS has hit another milestone after reaching its 2nd birthday, the game is still going strong, servers populated with a variety of game modes and more. But this time, it has released a very interesting and game changing update.
Community playlists. These allow the players to create their own playlist, their own rules and map rotations to suit them, allowing for an unbelievable combination of results, from lengthy 2 hour games, to just one map 24/7 and much much more. I’ve been giving them a go to see what is a popular set up for such a playlist. Unanimously, it appears the players desperately have been awaiting a Hardcore mode. These playlists up the anti massively during gameplay, including increased bullet damage, no HUD, compass, hit markers, friendly fire, even no player name tags, so you truly have to be on the ball in terms of identifying your targets, before you decide to blow up 5 team members in a tank because you forgot which side you were fighting for.
Is this too little too late? Community game modes and playlists are no secret in other battlefield games, even purchasing your own server was possible to do back then. Now it seems it is a lot easier, but has the game been out for too long for the community servers to pick up traction? The game has been out for 2 years, you would think that something like this would have been added a lot sooner when the game was a little more popular. Since then BFV has had major strides and updates of course, I just believe this one should have been sooner rather than later. Time will tell if this increases the player base, and perhaps see’s other players joining other playlists other than the hardcore modes.
The issue right now is being able to advertise players to join your servers, but again… this might come with time. It’s certainly a much desired feature that’s been added to the roster, with hundreds of combinations to modify your gameplay, it’s going to be interesting to see how it all plays out, as well as keep a keen eye out on any other future updates.