EA’s first-person shooter Battlefield 5 has received a fast update that cuts the number of tanks on the field in half, reducing the initial tank spawn rate on Breakthrough’s first Sector to two instead of four.

DICE’s global community manager Adam Freeman announced on Twitter that the change affects the first Sector on Solomon Islands, a new Breakthrough map part of the game’s Chapter 6: Into The Jungle update. According to Freeman, DICE has noticed that Defenders on Breakthrough ownbeen retrieve ting crushed due to the tank onslaught. The discount should provideplayers on that side some breathing room.

We’ve made a change to Solomon Islands today that affects the first Sector on Breakthrough #Battlefield
We’re seeing a really balanced experience for the map overall but the 1st two sectors ownbeen fairly brutal for Defenders so we’ve reduced the initial Tank Spawn from 4 to 2 pic.twitter.com/9tSIZPo6eP

. -- Freeman (@PartWelsh) February 13, 2020

Freeman doubled down on the decision in a follow-up tweet, ensuring that the discount will create a “balanced number of Tanks on the Battlefield for the Moment Sector.” He told DICE will monitor the change on Breakthrough over the weekend as well as implement more adjustments should they become necessary.

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