Two major releases were due to come to Battlefield 5 on the 4th of December. Firstly, was the launch of Tides of War Chapter 1: Overture, the first chapter of the Tides of War post-launch content schedule. Secondly was a major Battlefield 5 update, set to add ray tracing and much more to the game. However, DICE has postponed the update at the last minute, citing an unforeseen problem.
The December 4th Battlefield 5 Update Has Been Delayed
According to DICE, the impending Battlefield 5 update has been delayed; “The team has discovered an issue with the Battlefield Chapter 1: Overture update,” says the tweet from just a few hours ago; “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.”
The team has discovered an issue with the #Battlefield Chapter 1: Overture update. 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. pic.twitter.com/bc6xlWPc8e
— #Battlefield V (@Battlefield) December 3, 2018
It’s currently unknown what exactly the problem is which DICE has discovered. The update is said to add a lot of new content to the game, as well as performance improvements and bug-fixes. It will be bringing The Last Tiger War Story to the game, along with the new Panzerstorm map and the Practice Range game mode. It will also add vehicle cosmetic customisation options; one element which has been missing from the Company options since launch. DICE is also using it to address some of the game’s biggest bugs and performance issues; revive mechanics are getting some changes, for example, along with issues on uneven terrain.
Hopefully DICE is able to address whatever this problem is relatively quickly. The tweet seems confident that the delay won’t be too long, but doesn’t give fans any idea of a time-frame. At this stage, it’s unclear if it’s a problem which could take hours to resolve, or days. Fans will have to wait for another update from DICE to learn more.