Battlefield 5 Delayed to November

Battlefield 5 Delayed to November

Back away slowly, Red Dead.

In a new blog post today on August 30, DICE has announced a delay for Battlefield 5. The World War Two shooter will now be launching on November 20, instead of the previous month on October 19.

Oskar Gabrielson, general manager of DICE, announced the delay. "We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War," Gabrielson writes.

Earlier this month, there was a report of "weak" Battlefield 5 pre-orders from The Wall Street Journal. Shortly after this news, it was reported that Patrick Soderland, CEO of DICE, was leaving the company.

To put the delay into perspective, Battlefield 5 moves from launching the week before Red Dead Redemption 2, to launching the week after Fallout 76 releases, arguably the biggest game releasing that month. Instead of launching two weeks after Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield 5 will now launch almost a month and a half after Activision's rival shooter.

As Gabrielson mentions in the announcement of the delay, the Battlefield 5 open beta is "right around the corner." However we still don't have a concrete launch date for the open beta, but you can head over to our Battlefield 5 everything we know guide for more on DICE's game.

Hirun Cryer

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