Battlefield V must not be selling well, because it’s already seeing some major discounts pretty much everywhere.
The most interesting deal is one that’s trying to get legacy players back on board. Players booting up Battlefield 1, Battlefield Hardline, or Battlefield 4 have reported receiving a message that owners of those games can snag a digital copy of Battlefield V‘s standard edition for $30 and the Deluxe Edition for $40—a 50 percent discount. This seems to be the case whether you’re playing on PC (with Origin), PlayStation 4, or Xbox One.
Battlefield players aren’t the only ones that can scoop up the World War II shooter for cheap. Target and Walmart both have physical versions of Battlefield V‘s standard edition for $40, even if you haven’t played Battlefield before. Considering all the upcoming DLC is free, that’s not a bad deal.
Battlefield V‘s physical launch sales were way down compared to Battlefield 1‘s, at least in the U.K. That being said, it still outsold Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Fallout 76‘s respective physical launches, so it can’t be all bad for DICE and EA. Still, early discounts are are somewhat alarming for players hoping that Battlefield V will sustain itself long enough to reach the latter parts of World War II through its Tides of War live service update.
Speaking of, the first Tides of War update, Overture, just launched December 5th. Overture introduces a new tank-heavy map, Panzerstorm, and the final War Story chapter, “The Last Tiger,” which is actually really, really good, as well as the less-than-exciting Practice Range and a slew of weekly challenges to complete and rewards to unlock. The update also brought with it a patch that buffs medic SMGs, slightly nerfs some of the more powerful bombers, introduces some new gameplay features, and fixes a bunch of bugs. Of course, it’s also introduced several new ones, too, but that’s Battlefield for you.