Battlefield V first launched in 2018 without any microtransactions, but that reality will change soon.
An April 4 update will be introducing “Battlefield Currency,” the game’s virtual currency that can be bought with real world money.
Battlefield currency can be used to purchase cosmetics, none of which affect gameplay. Of course, you can always not use the microtransactions, and earn your cosmetics through gameplay.
The balanced rock-paper-scissors gameplay that has always been the foundation of the Battlefield series isn’t going anywhere. Player skill will continue to be paramount with the addition of Battlefield Currency, which gives players more ways to acquire items to customize their characters and arsenal in Battlefield V.
Battlefield Currency will be available in Battlefield V on all platforms and first-party digital stores.
DICE will also be releasing new Epic-level rarity items starting April 4. These items will be of a higher tier the current Common, Uncommon, and Rare items.
“Starting April 4, using Battlefield Currency, you’ll get access to new Epic items. Looking ahead, we will continue to release new cosmetic items that can be obtained through direct progression, Company Coins, and/or Battlefield Currency. We want to give every player a chance to access new cosmetic items, whether they choose to spend real-world money or earn content through gameplay.”
Time-savers that are bought with real money will also be releasing in the future. Tier Catch-Ups give players instant access to Chapter Reward items, which are cosmetic only. XP Boosts will increase your XP gain.
In addition, new Elite sets for Battlefield V that can be purchased for Battlefield Currency will also be incoming. A first for the series, Elites are new characters with no gameplay advantage that can be used in multiplayer and Firestorm.
According to DICE, “they consist of a themed assortment of cosmetic items, character voice-overs, a Best Squad animation, and an exclusive Special Assignment that helps bring to life the story of the Elite and unlocks a signature melee weapon.”
Only available for a limited time, DICE is also offering Value Bundles, which are a composite of things like cosmetics, currency, time savers, and other items.
To learn more about Battlefield V‘s microtransactions, DICE’s in-depth blog post has all the details.
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