Last month, a leak suggested that Battlefield Currency was going to release sometime during January. It may sound surprising considering current trends for AAA games, but Battlefield V launched with no microtransactions. This was done to push players towards progressing by actually playing the game, avoiding a pay-to-win environment. This was also done to distance Battlefield V from controversy of another DICE game, the infamous Star Wars Battlefront II. Battlefield Currency, their microtransaction-based currency, would only be able to be used to purchase cosmetic items. At least it would’ve been able to if it were actually released this week.
Many sources cited January 18 as the day that Battlefield Currency would’ve dropped and that would have been completely accurate were it not for a bug affecting the accrual of Company Coin, the primary in-game currency that all progression revolves around. Players who have reached the max Career Rank of 50 stopped receiving Company Coin, making them completely unable to buy items and more. A fix was provided but the issue reportedly continues to persist for many players. Those who should be earning Company Coin will be rewarded retroactively once everyone starts receiving the currency normally but that fix is still on the way. North America Community Manager Jeff Braddock commented on the delay for the microtransactions.
We’ve actually delayed MTX until the CC issue is resolved and retroactive grants are done. But since that doesn’t fit your narrative, we’ll end this conversation here. Have a good day.
— Jeff Braddock – #SoCalTexan (@Braddock512) January 17, 2019
So once that fix is released, players will also be able to buy cosmetic items using Battlefield Currency. The delay makes sense, as it would seem almost predatory to release an in-game currency to buy items that can also be purchased with real-life currency that suddenly can’t be acquired due to a bug, even if the release date for the system was stated a month ago. Hopefully the fix is released for the issue soon and players will be able to continue earning Company Coin normally.