As you would expect from the usual EA/Dice shenanigans, there has been zero Quality Assurance testing on the BFV single player experience. You would think that they would, considering that when you launch BFV for the first time, it plays all the movies and immediately launches you in to the single player introduction. Cool. However you’re only given the chance to adjust brightness before you play. You don’t get the option to go to a menu and adjust your options before you start the campaign, as you would normally expect. So this leads you to hitting escape as soon as you are in control of your character, so that you can go check the video settings.
Oh, it actually picked up my monitor resolution correctly, but missed on the refresh rate, so let’s fix that (144). Disable the stupid movie grain (Why?!?!), disable the stupid motion blur (Why?!?!?), set the FOV, enable DX12 (let’s see if it’s as broken as it was in the beta, surely not). Oh, that requires a restart. Sure, let’s restart the game.
And we’re back in. This time we’ve got the menu. So let’s go in to War Stories, and find the introduction mission, which shows as incomplete, and launch it. It starts all the movies again… so spacebar to skip when it lets you… and it’s loading. Black screen, loading symbol thing on the top right, music is playing… and it sits… and sits… and sits. It never loads. Well, damn.
Ok, maybe it’s DX12, let’s disable it, restart the game, and try again.
Nope. Same thing. SP refuses to load.
So I find the settings/save in the Documents folder, delete it and start again. We go through all the initial derring-do again, however as we get in to the game, I go change all the settings again, but I don’t restart. I play through and complete the introduction. It takes me back to the menu and I can now go on to the next segment.
About two days later, today, I figured I’ll see if it will load the next mission now that I’ve set everything how I want it. And it works. I play through the first mission successfully, and the next mission loads… and spawns me below ground.
So I hit restart mission, it reloads… and spawns me in the ground.
I quit the game. I’ll try it again in a while and see if it works.
I still haven’t tried multiplayer. I somehow think they might’ve maybe actually tested that part.