Battlefield V Delayed to November

EA and DICE today announced that Battlefield V has been delayed to the month of November.

The move comes after growing concern that Battlefield V might under perform should it have launched on October 19. For weeks, analysts have suggested that releasing the game between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 would have been disastrous. The game wouldn’t have flopped like Titanfall 2, but it could have been a headache for EA. Thankfully, they’re dodging that bullet.

Battlefield V now launches on November 20, a far less crowded month. According to DICE, they opted to delay the game to give them more time to make adjustments to the gameplay experience. It is unknown how the release date change affects EA Access, Origin Access, and the Early Enlister Edition.

November 2018 provides EA and DICE with an almost clear field. The only major competition on PS4, Xbox One, and PC comes from Fallout 76. Meanwhile, October remains flooded with AAA titles, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Soulcalibur VI.

Battlefield V is out November 20 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The open beta dates remain unchanged.