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Battlefield V Beta Reveals That Support is Everyone’s Least Favourite Role

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Following the open beta of Battlefield V, developer DICE has shared a few interesting stats that have been gathered from the game.

Most interestingly, the popularity of four classes from the game were ranked. Assault came out on top, with 36% of players opting for the role. Next was recon, with 28%. In third place was medic, with 22%. But trailing way behind was the support role, with just 14% of players deploying as that class.

Basically, people like to play in a lead role, then. Merely offering support to others just doesn’t cut the mustard, it would seem.

The stats, shared as an infographic, also included some other interesting numbers. During the time of the open beta, 23 million buddy revives were made. That’s a lot of deaths. And 80 million fortifications were constructed. These are incredibly high numbers, and go some way to showing the sheer popularity of the Battlefield franchise.

My favourite stat, though, is that 143,139 snowmen were built. War may have been going on around us, but that didn’t stop some of us from playing in the snow. Aww.

Battlefield V releases on 20th November. For more information on the game, read our hands-on from our time with the beta.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.