Battlefield has often tried to push the boundaries about what needs to be in a shooter title. From the best graphics, to the best sound effects, to certain modes and storylines, EA and DICE really try and differentiate the game from other shooters via these tactics. One feature that they wanted to implement into Battlefield V was the idea of having players dragging other friendly players to certain spots on the battlefield. Not unlike what soldiers did in war at times.
This idea was beloved by players, and they were eagerly waiting for it to arrive in Battlefield V. However, a blog post from EA and DICE has noted that the feature sadly will not come to be:
“Having discovered that soldier dragging would negatively impact the core gameplay loop, we’ve decided to not add the feature to Battlefield V,” reads the blog post. “To make soldier dragging look and play well, complex and long animations are necessary. This would make reviving feel slow and unresponsive, which would affect the pacing of Battlefield V’s gameplay.”
They went on:
“We’ll continue to explore ways to improve Battlefield V, but in doing so we have to ensure that the core elements, the essence, if you will, of the game remain unaffected. It’s been great reading the discussions on this subject and your feedback continues to play a part in all our decisions. Please keep that feedback coming, and we’ll keep consuming it.”
This is definitely something that’ll be a blow to certain players. But you have to understand that there is no way that EA and DICE would cancel this unless they felt there was no way to ensure that this was not a hindrance to the main gameplay.
The team mentioned other changes to the title in the post, so do check out the whole blog.