Battlefield 5: DICE lists all currently known issues

By Sherif Saed
9 November 2018 10:16 GMT

Battlefield 5 went live yesterday for Origin and EA Access members, and though it was mostly smooth sailing, there are a few standout issues.

As launches for big games tend to go, some issues are bound to arise. Battlefield 5 is no exception, and developer DICE has updated the community on what’s currently on its radar.

Some of the issues listed are getting fixed in the next patch, while others remain under investigation. We’ve been playing Battlefield 5 ourselves, and we even posted our review-in-progress. If you’re interested in finding out more about the game, be sure to check out our guide on the update classes and Combat Roles, and this primer for everything new in Battlefield 5.

See below for the full list.

Battlefield 5 known issues

All platforms

Soldier / clothing bundles / sets are unclear as to what they contain. Status: investigating.

When viewing the contents of the Soldier bundles in the Armory, it is not clear that the bundle contains both the base Torso and Leg items, but also the Rare variants. Instead, the impression is given that the legs and torso are listed twice in error.

Blue set of Sten unlocks grip part instead of hand guard part as stated in its description. Status: investigating.

Blue set for Sten unlocks muzzle barrel receiver magazine and grip instead of hand guard.

Medic self-healing representation. Status: fix targeted for Chapter one update.

When self-healing as a Medic, and recently looting a fallen enemy’s ammo pouch, the self heal animation sometimes uses the incorrect pouch (ammo instead of health). Healing still occurs as it should though.

Labels on some face paints. Status: investigating.

Well, face paints do wash off, but we didn’t mean to leave that label on them.

Missing alpha and beta dog tags or emblems. Status: investigating.

We’re working on making sure all players who should have these get them as soon as possible. We’ll be fixing this automatically as soon as we can, and we’re sorry for the delay.

Frontlines – bomb(s) (on Devastation only). Status: fix targeted for Chapter one update.

One of the bombs may be hard/impossible to pick up for one of the teams. Worst outcome is that the match will continue in “HQ Attack” mode until the timer runs out.

Reinforcement menu sticking. Status: investigating.

If you have the Reinforcement menu open when entering a vehicle, it may get stuck on your screen. While we’re working on this one, try to make sure you close the menu before spawning into a vehicle.

Can’t join from the social screen with a full squad. Status: investigating.

We’re sorry, but this bug is proving tough to vanquish. If you have a full squad please join matches through the server selection screen instead.

Platoon tag is not visible in game chat. Status: investigating.

Platoon tag doesn’t appear in game chat near user’s name.

Spawning into top turret (tanks). Status: investigating.

When squad spawning into a tank, ending up in the top turret position, sometimes you’ll end up with an incorrect representation of your weapon and arms (they don’t follow your aim). Shooting still works fine, but visually it looks off.

Tirailleur – Player can bypass combat. Status: investigating.

Player can bypass most of the combat in the level by keeping left in the start, then right past the guard tower and far right around the crash site and running into the plane wreck.

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Artefact flickering present on the faces of the soldiers. Status: investigating.

Issue occurs for both factions and also occurs in front-end.

Ragdoll effects continue to move after death. Status: investigating.

Ragdoll moves way more than expected.


If you’re running on Direct X 12 and seeing micro stuttering in-game, go into the Video settings in-game and toggle Direct X 12 off. Ignore the pop-up, exit back to the options screen, then restart your game. Micro-stuttering can also be down to a driver issue, whether it’s a driver conflict or the latest driver for your graphics card not working well with Battlefield V. If you’ve already tried a clean reinstall of your graphics drivers, you may just need to wait for a new driver to fix it.

Your trial has ended error message (Origin Access Basic).

If you’re seeing this message and you own a copy of the game, you may need to uninstall the game and install it again. Before you do that, check that your edition of the game has launched.

Rank rewards are not updated in Front-end if not on a server. Status: investigating.

When playing MP, you will not get your rank rewards until EOR is triggered on the server. Which means that if you leave the server before the round has ended, you will not get your items until the round has ended on server you were playing on.

Lighting is too bright in-game.

Try switching off HDR in the video settings. Restart your game once you’ve done that and you should see a change in the lighting right away.

Video option changes not sticking in windowed mode.

Any changes you make to graphics settings in windowed mode currently need a restart of the game to apply, despite what the on-screen message says.

Xbox One

Game hanging on the main menu when you resume it.

If you’ve left Battlefield 5 running on your Xbox One while it went into power saving mode, you’ll need to restart the game to play it.

Error message sticking when you switch accounts (EA Access).

If you’re switching from an account that doesn’t have EA Access to one that does to play the Battlefield V trial, the “can’t play the trial” error message won’t go away. Quit out of the game, restart your Xbox One and make sure you log in on the gamertag that has EA Access before trying again.

Your trial has ended error message (EA Access).

If you’re seeing this message and you own a copy of the game, you may need to uninstall the game and install it again. Before you do that, check that your edition of the game has launched.

Fallschirmjgger assignment. Status: investigating.

The Fallschirmjager Special Assignment says Allied where it should say Axis

Deluxe edition special assignments. Status: investigating.

This is definitely not intended, and we appreciate that it could be an annoyance. We’re working to fix input thresholds asap.


Aim assist in vehicles. Status: investigating.

Aim assist isn’t working the way it should on vehicle weapons on PlayStation 4. Our engineers are working on recalibrating them.

Hanging after an update. Status: investigating.

If your PlayStation 4 gets stuck at connecting when you’re applying a manifest update in Battlefield V, you may need to restart your system. We’re currently working on a fix for this.

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