Dice have announced that they’re postponing the Chapter 1: Overture Battlefield V update. The reason for the delay is that the developers have discovered some issue in the patch, so they need some time to fix it. They don’t expect the delay to be long, fortunately. Whatever the problem might have been, I’m glad they’re taking the extra time to fix it.
Those of you that have been hoping to play Chapter 1: Overture in Battlefield V, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Due to technical issues, Dice have decided to move delay the update. According to the Battlefield V Twitter account, the developers have detected some problem with the patch. “Rather than create issues in the game, we’re holding the update for the time being. We don’t anticipate a long delay and we’ll be back with more news tomorrow or as soon as we have it,” as the Tweet informs us.
If you’ve read some of my other articles, you know I’m always for these kinds of decisions. This goes double for developers and publishers such as Dice and EA. They have a bit of a track record of rushing games and updates, which they then have to repair over the course of the game’s life span. I therefore very much hail the decision to postpone the update for as long as it takes. It definitely beats the alternative: getting an update that doesn’t work properly, or, worse still, an update that damages the core game. I’m not saying that the issue the devs discovered would have done that, but still. Whatever the case, though: Good on you, Dice.
Now, don’t get me wrong; it’s a huge bummer that the update had to be postponed. After all, Chapter 1: Overture is going to bring some pretty interesting new content. For example, Panzerstorm, a new map in Belgium; the Last Tiger War Story; and visual customization of vehicles. But, oh well. It’s not going anywhere; you’ll just have to be patient for a little while longer.