Battlefield Firestorm duo queues are being rotated out of the available game modes less than a month after they made their return to the game. Unlike many other Battle Royale games, Battlefield Firestorm rotates its game modes with much higher frequency including the various ways that you can queue up with some friends. Now, one of the most-requested game modes is being removed and fans on the game’s subreddit aren’t all that happy about it.
“When Duo was first removed, you told us that you wanted to see it come back and we were happy to support,” said an EA Community Manager on the /r/Battlefield subreddit. “Since then, we’ve seen more folks jump back into Squads mode, with less preferring to Firestorm it up in Duo – so we’re going to get back to the original plan today and we’ve disabled it’s matchmaking.”
The Reddit post about the removal of Firestorm duo queues explains their reasoning behind this. While the initial return of duos was quite popular, it’s since tapered off and the data shows that more players prefer to hop into Squads queues (four players) than duo queues.
Although the data may show one thing, a number of players feel left out in the cold by this announcement. The post on the /r/Battlefield subreddit reflects this sentiment as its currently sitting at 0 points with 27% upvotes. The EA Community Manager’s replies are taking a similar beating in votes, often followed by scathing replies from irate fans.
“This is very disrespectful to our time as players,” said /u/InterimAegis7 in a reply to the EA Community Manager. “It’s hard to enough to coordinate with friends as it is. I can’t fit my schedule, friends’ schedules, and YOUR schedule together. That’s not my responsibility to work around your limited-time offerings. You made content, I bought it, now let me play it.”
Whether or not you agree that Firestorm duo queues should go away, it seems like they won’t be returning for a while according to the same Community Manager. “To be very fair to folks though, and as transparent as possible, we’re not presently expecting it to return as a permanent addition.”