DICE Adds New Battlefield 5 Playlists With Old TTK Balancing

A recent update to Battlefield 5 made some significant changes to the Time-to-Kill (TTK) balancing in the game. The TTK and TTD (Time-to-Death) are some of the game’s most central balancing aspects. Ensuring that the two are balanced is one of DICE’s top priorities. While intended to be a fix, the latest patch has been met with criticism from players. As a result, the studio has now added Battlefield 5 playlists featuring the old balancing.

DICE’s New Battlefield 5 Playlists Featuring the Old TTK Balancing

Following the player backlash, DICE published an open letter to fans apologising for the studio’s silence in the days following the update; “We’ve seen it’s been a big talking point and causing a divide in the community, which was never the intention. We have been listening closely to what you’ve all been saying.”

Battlefield 5 Playlists with the Older TTK Balancing

According to DICE, the reason why TTK was changed now was down to something of a division between new and veteran players; “The intent came from us observing that new players are having a very hard time with the game compared to our core players, and we wanted to see if we could improve this over the holidays so more players can have a great time. As many of our veteran players know, Battlefield games constantly evolve and change over time in our collaboration with the community. Battlefield 5 is no exception.”

Initially, DICE added a “Core” playlist for the Conquest game mode. This playlist features the old TTK balancing, giving dissatisfied players an alternative to the new changes. However; “We heard your feedback that many of you prefer the old TTK values, with one playlist featuring only Conquest using the “Core” settings clearly not being enough.

As a result, DICE will be adding a host of new Core playlists sometime next week. This will add a Core version of every playlist in the game, instead of just for the Conquest mode. DICE plans to update the Battlefield 5 community next week once the playlists have been put into the game.