DICE had previously announced that they were working on a 5v5 mode for Battlefield V, a small, tighter experience compared to the large sprawling battles found in the main multiplayer. However, those plans have now been cancelled.
Here is a statement from DICE’s Senior Producer Ryan Mcarthur.
An Update on Competitive Battlefield V
The added focus on improving the quality of the experience and adding more of the content you want has led us to step back from our original plans to offer a competitive 5v5 mode. Not creating this mode was a tough decision, but vital for us to more quickly reach our bug-crushing and content goals. However, we will still pursue building a competitive gaming experience in Battlefield™. We know that there’s already an existing competitive scene in our community, and we’re helping build features to support these communities. We want to work more closely with our players to help improve the tools that they have available to shape their play experience. This way, we can better support the places where competitive Battlefield V play already exists.
This change in focus allows us to better deliver on our promise of new content that we know our players will love, as well as providing new ways to enjoy some of our more intense existing modes.
There is still plenty of new content coming to the game with the forthcoming update 4.6, which is planned for September, adding the Operation Underground map on Conquest, Team Deathmatch, Breakthrough, and Squad Conquest.
“This is our reimagining of Operation Métro and it’s something that we’re having a ton of fun playing internally,” said Ryan, “It’s being worked on by the map’s original creator, and while it absolutely has the familiar spirit of Métro which long-time fans will enjoy, the gameplay feels really fresh.”