If you’ve been playing the Battlefield 5 Firestorm Duo mode, you might have noticed something today when you logged in; namely, that it wasn’t there anymore. DICE has apparently removed that mode in response to people now choosing to squad up more than using Duos, though it might return later on.
The duo mode in Battlefield 5’s Firestorm mode was originally intended for pairs of friends to play together if they didn’t have enough people to form a full squad. However, with more people choosing to jump into squads these days, Duo seemed less and less relevant.
Therefore, DICE removed the Battlefield 5 Firestorm duo mode. This has previously happened before in another rotation, when it was first put out for people to be able to experiment with Firestorm. When it was removed, DICE eventually put it back in in response to fan demand.
Much like then, the Battlefield 5 Firestorm Duo mode may make a return at some point in the future, and DICE has said that they’re confident that they’ll be seeing Duo mode again sometime soon.
Battlefield 5’s Firestorm mode launched back in March, and turned out to be a huge success, adding in yet another first-person Battle Royale mode to the genre. The mode rapidly became one of Battlefield’s biggest events, and its active player figures rose by 60% compared to the week prior to its launch.
Limited time modes are nothing new to Battlefield, either. Various modes like Grind, Rush, Squad Conquest, and Outpost are all coming and going at regular intervals, so if the Battlefield 5 Firestorm Duo Mode comes back as well, then that just means DICE is adding it to the rotation.
DICE’s apparent reasoning behind the game mode rotations in the first place is so that people who enjoy them won’t end up compromising the enjoyment of the people that are content with playing the original versions.
Hopefully the Duo mode of Firestorm will eventually make a comeback as promised, but until then regular Firestorm is still perfectly serviceable.