Electronic Arts and DICE have announced some details of Battlefield V’s revenue plan. Unlike previous Battlefield games, a season pass or DLC map packs will not be sold to support the game post-launch. Where then, shall the money come from? Cosmetics, of course! Players will be able to earn in-game money called Company Coins (ugh) to unlock new weapons, vehicles, skills, and cosmetics by completing assignments and daily goals. They will also be able to purchase Battlefield Currency with real money that will only be good for the cosmetic items. DICE says the temptation of Battlefield Currency will not be available at launch so players can experience the Coin system first. It probably helps to give people a taste of the grind before you offer the money way out. Still, they promise to keep the real money offers away from items that give you a significant boost.
Balanced rock-paper-scissors gameplay has always been the foundation of the Battlefield series, and our belief is that real-world money should not enable pay-to-win or pay-for-power.
Battlefield V launches on November 20th, for all the peasants that decline to pay for the deluxe edition or Origin Access. Firestorm, Battlefield V’s take on Battle Royale will not be available until March 2019.