By now it’s a well-known fact that I’m bad at multiplayer shooters. It’s not that I don’t play or enjoy them, but I’m just terrible. Of course, this extends to Battlefield V‘s closed alpha that has just been made available.
In order to compensate a bit for my horrible aiming, situational awareness, and reflexes, I put myself behind a scope in order to pick on unsuspecting enemies, and thankfully Battlefield V‘s Grand Operations mode, with its expansive maps and high player count, provides quite a few of them.
Of course, I actually forgot to record the round in which I didn’t do as badly (but you can still see the results screen at the beginning, so it does happen at random times), but this just means that you can watch the match that will probably make you point and laugh more at all these noobish mistakes. Feel free to do so in the comments. I am painfully used to it.
That being said, the game is already a lot of fun despite the fact that it’s just a closed alpha. Sniping feels good and satisfying, and spotting enemy snipers (and being spotted in turn) is a bit easier than in Battlefield 1, due to a more visible scope glint.
The orgy of destruction all around the map really makes things feel hectic, even when you’re prone hundreds of meters away from the action and looking at things through a scope. The snowy environment makes things a bit harder to see, which is a blessing and a curse for this blind chicken.
But without further ado, you can check out the gameplay below (if you’re wondering, the alpha is on PC). Do keep in mind that this is an alpha test, so many things are going to be improved and fixed before the game’s release October 19th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You can already pre-order it on Amazon.
You can also check out Senior Producer Lars Gustavsson’s insight on the Battle Royale mode, and why DICE decided to stick with the single-player campaign.
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