EA and DICE have just confirmed that Battlefield V will no longer be launching on the 19th October. The World War II shooter will now deploy on the 20th November, a month later than originally planned.
According to a statement on the title's official website, the delay is a result of the developer wanting to make "meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience". It basically says that after gathering a lot of feedback from people who have already played the game at various events, it's decided to rework a bunch of stuff. "Adjusting gameplay tempo, improving soldier visibility and reducing player friction," are all mentioned.
Of course, this all plays into the reports of Battlefield V supposedly struggling to rack up the expected number of pre-orders. And to be fair, we're sure that no longer being sandwiched between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 will certainly help.