DICE and Electronic Arts were originally set to release Chapter 1: Overture for Battlefield V, the recently released World War II shooter for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. However, the team discovered an issue with the update and originally delayed it, but now it’s available.
The news comes courtesy of a tweet from the official Battlefield Twitter account, which announced on December 3rd that the Chapter 1: Overture update would no longer be released on December 4th. The support told the community that the delay wouldn’t be “long” and that the team would have it out as soon as possible.
There was a lot of lamenting in the Twitter thread below the post, as gamers, filled with frustration, explained that they wanted an apology for the delay. This is because some people decided to take the day off work to indulge in the free update.
However, despite the hiccup, the delay wasn’t as long as some people expected, and DICE managed to get the update out a day later on December 5th.
During the wee morning of December 5th, the Twitter account announced that the two main issues that were preventing the release had been resolved and that the update was set to go live later in the day.
After fixing the two bugs that prevented the team from releasing the Battlefield V update, Chapter 1 was finally released, which featured the last War Story and an additional map. The War Story is titled “The Last Tiger” and it centers around the vehicular combat of a Tiger I tank crew from the Tiger 237. You play as a commander, Stefan, who must command his crew through impossible odds as the last Tiger during the twilight of World War I, where the Allied forces are advancing on your position and the only through the chaos is forward.
The Chapter 1: Overture update will also introduce the Attrition and Fortification events, which will get underway on December 6th.
The delay definitely seemed unexpected and a lot of gamers were duly frustrated at the news when it dropped just a day before the update was supposed to launch for the first-person shooter, but DICE managed to work through the problem, literally all night long, and get it fixed in time for a roll out a day after its intended release.
Battlefield V is still far from complete, as there’s a complete roadmap of content laid out for the World War II shooter. That’s not even mentioning that the game’s Battle Royale mode has yet to release, but it’s also coming soon. EA also announced that there is a 50% off discount on the game along with the ability to play-test it for free for 24 hours.
Battlefield V is currently available right now on Origin for PC, and both digitally and physically for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.