The first patch of Tides of War, a live service that added new content that is for some reason not in the game at launch, has been delayed.
In a livestream showcasing the content that should have been patching into Battlefield V right now, DICE announced that the patch won’t be going live today. Pinned to the YouTube video is the following message:
Update: The team has discovered an issue with the Battlefield V Chapter 1: Overture update. Rather than create issues in the game, we’re holding the update for the time being. We don’t anticipate a long delay and we’ll be back with more news tomorrow or as soon as we have it.
Complaints are appearing on social media about the quality of the live service and some of the choices that have been made with regard to weapon unlocks, which have been called time gated.
Weapon unlock assignments will be TIME GATED in #Battlefield. If you don't complete the assignment in the required time frame, you'll miss the chance to unlock the weapon and will have to wait for ANOTHER TIME to unlock it.
Who's stupid idea was that?!
— ❄️ Westie ❄️ (@MrProWestie) December 3, 2018
The patch was supposed to add in a whole host of changes, the final War Story from the single-player campaign, the ability to customise vehicle skins in multiplayer and the practice range. Which means the game still is full of coming soon text written on greyed out boxes all over the interface, much like an early access game. Maybe tomorrow?