DICE has confirmed they’ll be departing from Battlefield 5 later this year. The developer announced they’d move onto other projects after a final update is released in the summer. The current chapter in Battlefield 5, Into the Jungle, is due to conclude on April 29. Into the Jungle, which launched on February 6, depicts the struggles between American forces and the Imperial Japanese Army.
According to DICE, the last standalone update will include “some new content, weapons, and game tweaks.” On Twitter, a user asked if the the forthcoming update will be the last expansion. In response, it was stated: “Correct, and we’ll have more details about what’s included in the summer update closer to that time.”
Correct, and we'll have more details about what's included in the summer update closer to that time.
— Battlefield V (@Battlefield) April 23, 2020
However, there’s some good news for Battlefield 5 fans. After the update, players can expect to receive weekly rewards: Battlefield Currency or Company Coin. This means that they’ll be able to unlock gear that they may have missed out on. DICE has planned numerous community events and activities, and will focus on shutting down cheaters, to which they said: “You can report suspected cheaters through the Origin overlay if you’re playing on PC, or through your respective consoles if you’re playing on Xbox One or PlayStation® 4.”
Senior Producer Ryan McArthur said in the EA blog post: “Thank you all for joining this journey and we look forward to sharing more with you this summer. Having a community of your caliber is a true privilege. In the meantime, we’ll see you on the battlefield.”
Last October, EA announced that a new Battlefield game would be coming to next-gen consoles, which is to be expected in the fiscal year of 2022. During a Q2 2020 training call, CEO Andrew Wilson said: “Targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms and a growing installed base on the new consoles, our next Battlefield game is set for FY ’22.”