DICE has announced that you can now play Duos in Battlefield V’s battle royale mode, Firestorm, for this weekend only.
As you could probably gather by that news, you could previously only play Firestorm in either solo or squads of four, so the addition of Duos is sure to be well-received by players. It’s sometimes difficult to get a group of four together, and teams of two always feel a bit more suited to battle royale games in my opinion. DICE said that they began working on Duos much later in Firestorm’s development, so the mode is being put out to the live servers to gather feedback:
“It’s our first time putting Duo out into the wild having started work on the mode much later in Firestorms development. We love it, and we think it’s a great addition to the game, but we recognize best that we’re better hearing that from you, and we’d appreciate your support in helping to make it a strong addition to Firestorm, and Battlefield V.”
Because the mode is being released to the public as a test of sorts, Duos will only be available to play temporarily until 10am UTC on Monday 15th April, so be sure to jump in for a go over the weekend if you want to check it out. DICE are asking players to give them feedback on how they found the mode, with information on how the mode changed the pacing of the game, how it affected drops, how the enjoyment factor compares to Solos and Squads, and how it affected matchmaking seemingly being the main points of interest.
We’re making our first introduction of Duo Mode to #Firestorm in order to gather your feedback, and improve the mode. It’s available in game right now, through April 15th.
— #Battlefield V (@Battlefield) April 11, 2019
Duos may give Firestorm a much-needed boost, and it’s bound to be much more accessible to people who don’t want to play alone but also struggle to get three buddies to join them. It’ll be interesting to see how the temporary introduction of Duos affects peoples opinions of the mode – I was somewhat underwhelmed by Firestorm when I tried it out for myself, and we discussed my thoughts on the mode during Episode 26 of our podcast.
Duos is available to play in Battlefield V’s Firestorm mode right now on all platforms.