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Battlefield V

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Battlefield V
Battlefield V cover
DICE Los Angeles[1]
Criterion Games[2]
Electronic Arts
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 20, 2018
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 79
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Vehicles Automobile, Flight, Naval/watercraft, Tank
Art styles Realistic
Themes World War II
Series Battlefield
Battlefield V on HowLongToBeat
Battlefield V on IGDB
Battlefield V guide on StrategyWiki
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Battlefield V on Wikipedia
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Battlefield V is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person shooter game in the Battlefield series.

General information

Official forums
EA Answers HQ
Official Battlefield discord


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Definitive Edition.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Year 2 Edition. Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of its version of EA Play.
Definitive Edition also available and included with EA Play Pro. Year 2 Edition is included with EA Play.
Manual link for EA App purchase.
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Definitive Edition. Included with EA Play (Steam)
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Version differences

Pre-orders included a Paratrooper outfit, special in-game assignments and immediate access to 5 weapons in Battlefield 1.
Standard Edition contains the base game.
Deluxe Edition included 3 days early access to the final game, 20 weekly Airlift items and 5 Paratrooper outfits. No longer available.
Year 2 Edition includes immediate access to Year 1 Chapter Reward items: 13 weapons, 4 vehicles, 2 epic soldier outfits, 10 weapon skins and 4 vehicle skins. No longer available.
Definitive Edition includes all Year 2 Edition content along with all gameplay content from launch to present, all Elites, 84 outfit variations for the British and German armies, eight soldier outfits and two weapon skins from Year 2 and three vehicle dressings. This is the default edition when purchasing from Steam and Epic Games Store.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via EA Play.


Type Notes
Cosmetic Cosmetics for soldiers, weapons and vehicles.
Currency Battlefield Currency is used to unlock cosmetics in the in-game store.
Free-to-grind Prior to April 2020, the game used a system titled Tides of War which replaces the Premium Pass of older installments. All rewards could be earned for free with additional cosmetics being available for purchase in the store.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield V\settings\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1238810/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield V\settings\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1238810/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Centered HUD
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
64° to 120°. Uses vertical FOV. In-game horizontal FOV conversion assumes 4:3 resolution. See FOV Calculator for help.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA always on. Workaround available below. SSAA up to 200%
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 1.0
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)
Ray traced reflections. Requires restart to enable; only available on DX12 renderer
Color blind mode
User-set colors

Anti-Aliasing (AA)

Disable TAA
  1. Set Motion Blur to 1%.
  2. Create a user.cfg file and add the following line to it: WorldRender.LightTileCsPathEnable 0
  3. Save it to the game's main directory.
Disabling TAA may break some of the game's lighting or remove it altogether.
If this workaround doesn't work in DirectX 12, then try switching to the DirectX 11 rendering API.
Users have reported that this workaround only works on Nvidia graphics cards.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, voip.
Surround sound
Can be selected in the menu.
On or Foreign language only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Audio in Background
EAX support
3D Audio in Options.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Audio located only in multiplayer.
Latin American Spanish
Audio located only in multiplayer.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
64 Versus, Co-op
Combined Arms and Practice are Co-Op
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Server browser also available
Official servers
Private Games, accessable through Community Games
Direct IP

Issues fixed

Stuttering issues


This fix will work for both Battlefield 1 and V.

Once the free memory is exhausted, performance takes a big hit - games with heavy caching like BF1 suffer horribly. The only way to fix it previously was restarting the computer (thus clearing the memory), which explains why it was only happening after a while and not on a fresh boot.

  1. Download EmptyStandbyList and put it somewhere where you won't move it
  2. Right click > Properties and select Run as Admin under compatibility.
  3. Open Task Scheduler > Create Task on the far right
  4. General Tab (give it a name). Under security options > Change user or group > Advanced > Find Now > go down and choose SYSTEM (important to make it run silently in the background). Tick 'Run with highest privileges' and 'Hidden' at the bottom. Pictures here
  5. Triggers tab > New > On a schedule > One Time. Tick repeat task every 5 minutes (possibly excessive but it causes no issues). Also choose 'for the duration of: indefinitely'
  6. Actions tab > Start A program > Point to the EmptyStandbyList.exe file.
  7. Done! Standby memory is automatically cleared every 5mins.
Use InSpectre
May lower stuttering and FPS issues on configurations with low RAM and weak CPU.[4]
Restart needed after changes.
Your system will be vulnerable for Spectre and Meltdown.
Disable "Control Flow Guard" in Windows Defender[5]

Use this instruction and choose executable. Don't turn off CFG globally - it's a major security breach.

If you use another AV software, then you would naturally assume everything Defender related is disabled, and you would be wrong. If you use Defender, you will be brought to the Windows Defender Security Center straight away, but if you don't, you will end up on a Settings page saying that Windows Defender is not available because it's turned off. Click "Turn on Windows Defender Antivirus" - don't worry, your AV software will disable it again straight away.
Future Frame Rendering Reverting

Two Frame Buffer Reverting In Game Workaround (dx12 only)[6]

The video setting of Future Frame Rendering can be set to "on" or "off". Depending on hardware configuration one could see an decrease or increase of performance and may notice a corresponding shift of less and more input lag. For a full explanation of what this setting is and how it functions see here.

When running the game in dx11 and attempting to set the frame buffer to 2 (IE RenderDevice.RenderAheadLimit 2), either via console command or user.cfg file, the game will quickly revert back to a 1 or 3 frame buffer upon death and re-spawn of the player depending on if one has future frame buffering set to off or on correspondingly.

To fix this:

  1. Turn on Ddx12
  2. Turn off future frame rendering
  3. Exit the game
  4. Ensure Nvidia control panel is set to "use 3d application settings" or "off" under the game profile for the setting "Maximum per-rendered frame" or "low latency mode" (current name for the maximum pre-rendered frame setting as of driver version 436.02)
  5. Create a user.cfg file in the root directory of where the game is installed (should be same location as the games main .exe file)
  6. Enter the following in the user.cfg file "RenderDevice.RenderAheadLimit 2" without the quotation marks
  7. Save and close the file and set it to read only

The game should now consistently use a two frame buffer and not revert to a 1 or 3 frame buffer upon player death or map rotation. To test what the current frame buffer is at any time simply open the console in game and type "RenderDevice.RenderAheadLimit" without the quotation marks and hit enter. A value of 2 should be returned upon following these instructions. This workaround currently only works in dx12.

Use DirectX 11 instead of DirectX 12[7]
Despite lower FPS, the game can stutter less in DX11 mode.
Limit FPS (e.g. by V-Sync or MSI Afterburner/Riva Tuner) and increase resolution to 1440p on higher end GPUs[8]
It will decrease CPU usage in cost of GPU usage, which can result by less stuttering.

Crashes on Vega and RX 5700 / XT GPUs

The problem still persist in drivers 20.1.4.
Use DirectX 12 instead of DirectX 11[9]
  1. Open Documents → Battlefield V → settings → PROFSAVE_profile (with WordPad)
  2. In this file look for the line "GstRender.Dx12Enabled". Change it to "1".
Downgrade drivers to 19.12.1[10]
Replace atidxx64.dll from 19.12.1 on current drivers according to this instruction

Settings lost every restart of the game

Go to C:\Users\Yourname\Documents\Battlefield V\settings, delete the "_tmp" of the "PROFSAVE_tmp" file.[11][12]

Videos recorded by Nvidia Shadowplay's Instant Replay are in 720p

Set startup resolution in user.cfg[13]

Nvidia Shadowplay's Instant Replay uses game's startup resolution for recorded videos. Battlefield 1 and V start with 1280x720 and later change to user's chosen resolution. One way to fix this is to create user.cfg in game's folder and paste:

Window.Width 1920
Window.Height 1080

Change values to correspond to your desired resolution

Input lag on mouse and keyboard

Disable the Origin overlay from the Origin client.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Battlefield V (DX11).
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Switch in Video - Advanced
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10, 10 October 2018 Update (DXR)
Processor (CPU) AMD FX-6350
Intel Core i5-6600K
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (DXR)
Intel Core i5-8400 (DXR)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
12 GB (DXR)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon RX 560
AMD Radeon HD 7850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (DXR)
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Specs denoted with (DXR) are the Minimum and Recommended specs for playing with ray tracing enabled.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1238810/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1238810) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. Current size as of November 2021