Battlefield V – 5v5 Squad Conquest

ESB rules are developed together with some of the top Battlefield teams that are active in our events. With Battlefield V changing regularly, we try to make sure that our rules are updated regularly to reflect these changes.


Version 1.4 – 17/11/2020

Updated Section 1.3 Server Settings to reflect the added Community Games options from the Fall Update.

Version 1.3 – 04/11/2020
  • Restricted Combat Role:
    • Combat Medic (Medic)
  • Updated Roofs & Areas Restrictions:
    • Updated Al Marj Encampment Roof Bans
      • New bans visible in the overview
    • Updated Devastation Roof & Area Bans
      • Locations 9-13 added to both the overview and as detailed images
    • Updated Provence Roof & Area Bans
      • New bans visible as a new picture
    • Added Rotterdam Area Restriction
    • Updated Lofoten Islands Roof & Area Bans
Version 1.2 – 09/06/2020
  • Unrestricted Items:
    • BAR M1918A2 (Support)
    • Type 11 LMG (Support)
    • Lunge Mine (Assault/Support)
    • M1A1 Bazooka (Assault)
  • Restricted Items:
    • Doppel-Schuss (Recon)
    • Pistol Flamethrower (Assault)
    • Shaped Charge (Support)
    • Kampfpistole (Support)
    • Demolition Grenade (All classes)
    • Type 99 Mine (All classes)
  • Updated Map Pool:
    • Removed Marita
    • Added Al Marj Encampment
  • Updated Roofs & Areas Restrictions:
    • Removed Marita Roof Bans
    • Added Al Marj Encampment Roof Bans
    • Added Narvik Roof Bans
    • Updated Provence Roof Bans
    • Added Provence Destroyed Sections
  • Extras:
    • Added Fortifications ban on Operation Underground.
    • Added Fortifications penalty rule.
    • Added Destroyed Sections penalty rule.
Version 1.1 – 27/03/2020
  • Unrestricted Weapons:
    • M2 Carbine (Assault)
  • Restricted Weapons:
    • M1907 SF (Assault)
    • BREDA M1935 PG (Assault)
    • M3 GREASE GUN (Medic)
      • PS4 & XB1 only.
    • BAR M1918A2 (Support)
      • PS4 & XB1 only.
  • Updated Roof bans section:
    • Provence Map Overview added
    • Devastation Map Overview + 2 Detailed pictures added
Version 1.0 – 24/01/2020

The first version of our 5v5 Squad Conquest ruleset was created.


1.1 Restrictions (Not Allowed)


  • Assault: Maximum 2 per Team
  • Medic: Maximum 2 per Team
  • Support: Maximum 2 per Team
  • Recon: Maximum 2 per Team


  • M1907 SF (Assault)
  • BREDA M1935 PG (Assault)
  • SUOMI KP/-31 (Medic)
  • Type 2A (Medic)
  • M1928A1 (Medic)
  • M3 Grease Gun (Medic)
    • (Banned only on PS4 & XB1)
  • Chauchat (Support)
  • All Bolt Action Carbines
    • Commando Carbine (Medic)
    • M28 con Tromboncino (Medic)
    • Jungle Carbine (Medic)
  • All Semi-Auto Rifles
    • Gewehr 43 (Assault)
    • M1A1 Carbine (Assault)
    • Turner SMLE (Assault)
    • Selbstlader 1916 (Assault)
    • Gewehr 1-5 (Assault)
    • AG/M42 (Assault)
    • Mass 44 (Assault)
    • Karabin 1938M (Assault)
    • M1 Garand (Assault)
    • M1941 Johnson (Assault)
    • Selbstlader 1906 (Recon)
    • M3 Infrared (Recon)
  • All MMGs
    • MG-42 (Support)
    • MG-34 (Support)
    • VGO (Support)
    • M1922 MG (Support)
    • M1919A6 (Support)
    • S2-2000 (Support)
  • All Shotguns
    • 12G Automatic (Support)
    • M30 Drilling (Support)
    • M1987 (Support)
    • Model 37 (Support)
    • Sjögren Shotgun (Support)
  • All Self-Loading Rifles
    • Model 8 (Recon)
    • ZH-29 (Recon)
    • RSC (Recon)
  • All Anti-Materiel Rifles
    • Boys AT Rifle (Recon)
    • Panzerbuchse 39 (Recon)
  • New Tides of War & Chapter Rank Weapons
    • New weapons are banned until they are available to purchase by everyone through company coins.
      • This means that until new weapons are only available through Weekly Challenges or through Chapter Ranks, they won’t be able to be used in matches.
      • Weapons that currently fall into this category:
        • None


  • Impact Grenade (Support)
  • Demolition Grenade (All classes)
  • Type 99 Mine (All classes)


  • Frag Grenade Rifle (Assault)
  • Dynamite (Assault)
  • Fliegerfaust (Assault)
  • PIAT (Assault)
  • Pistol Flamethrower (Assault)
  • AP Mine (Medic / Support / Recon)
  • Shaped Charge (Support)
  • Kampfpistole (Support)
  • Spawn Beacon (Recon)
  • Flare Gun (Recon)
  • Doppel-Schuss (Recon)
  • New Tides of War & Chapter Rank Gadgets
    • New gadgets are banned until they are available to purchase by everyone through company coins.
      • This means that until new gadgets are only available through Weekly Challenges or through Chapter Ranks, they won’t be able to be used in matches.
      • Gadgets that currently fall into this category:
        • None


  • All vehicles are banned.


  • The use of Squad Reinforcements is banned.


  • Building fortifications is banned on Operation Underground, with the exception of Medic & Ammunition crates.


  • All Battle-Pickups are banned, including but not limited to:
    • Katana
    • M2 Flamethrower


  • Medic:
    • Combat Medic
  •  Support:
    • Machine Gunner
  • Recon:
    • Sniper


The following Roofs & Areas are now banned. This means that you may not walk/crouch/crawl/glitch/jump/climb onto them in any way.

Lofoten Islands Roofs & Areas:

Narvik Roofs & Areas:

Al Marj Encampment Roofs & Areas:


Provence Roofs & Areas:

Provence Destroyed Sections:

These are just examples. This applies to all the buildings on Provence. (See penalties for more information)

Rotterdam Roofs & Areas:

Devastation Roofs & Areas:


  • If a team violates a Gadgets / Vehicles / Reinforcements / Roofs & Areas / Battle Pick-ups restriction, only the map the item was used on will be forfeited.
  • If a team violates a Fortifications restriction, only the map the Fortification was built on will be forfeited.
    • Photo proof required: If you equip the hammer and get close to a Fortification that was built by either yourself or one of your teammates, it will display the name of the person that built it. If it doesn’t show a name, it was built by a player on the enemy team. EXAMPLE.
  • For the Destroyed Sections restriction on Provence:
    • A 10 ticket penalty (per infraction) will be applied if players are caught inside one of the restricted areas.
    • A 25 ticket penalty will be applied per kill obtained while standing in a restricted area.
  • If a team violates a WEAPONS / COMBAT ROLES / GRENADES restriction, a 25 Ticket Penalty per BANNED Weapon / Combat Role / Grenade Kill will be applied.
    • (This means that getting a kill with a – banned weapon doesn’t cost your team the map)
  • If a team violates a CLASS restriction, a 25 ticket penalty will be applied for every 10 seconds in which the violation occurs.
    • This means that accidentally spawning with an extra class doesn’t cost your team the game as long as you redeploy right away.
    • Accumulating three (3) CLASS restriction violations within the same map (2 sides) will cause a map forfeit for the team in violation.
    • Video proof is required for each incident.
      • Videos must be at least 10 seconds long and must show the scoreboard for the duration of the infraction.
  • Teams will be required to report and provide proof of any rule infraction(s) at the end of the map in which the infraction occurred. Failure to do so can possibly void any penalty for the opposing team.


1.2 Maps


  • Lofoten Islands
  • Provence
  • Operation Underground
  • Narvik
  • Rotterdam
  • Devastation
  • Al Marj Encampment


1.3 Server Settings

Every server MUST be password protected. We recommend that teams change their server password before every match to avoid people keeping track of old passwords and joining as possible players/spectators.

To access Community Games, press: Play > Multiplayer > Create Community Game > Add Config

Basic Config Settings:

  • Config Name: ESB 5v5 SQ CQ
  • Game Name: ESB Match
  • Game Description:
  • Game Size: 16
  • Game Modes & Maps: 2
    • Round 1: Map A (Side 1)
    • Round 2: Map A (Side 2)
  • Password: ON
  • Minimum Players: 6
  • Allowed Spectators: 0

Advanced Config Settings:


Once the Config has been created, select the config, and press “Create & Join Game”.


1.4 Scoring

Each Map is composed of two rounds (sides). Scoring is based on overall tickets. The team with the highest amount of tickets left at the end of both rounds wins the map.