Battlefield 1 Brings Back Rent-a-Servers, Now with Added Restrictions

EA have confirmed today that the option to rent servers will be returning in Battlefield 1 – but there are a few changes to be expected.

Renting servers has always been fairly popular in Battlefield games, allowing gamers to dictate who and how people could play, as well as ensuring .

In an update announcement over on the official Battlefield website, EA reiterated their support of the Rent-a-Server Program, saying:

Following the Battlefield™ 1 launch, we will start rolling out a Rent-a-Server Program that will allow players to set up their own private and public Battlefield 1 servers, with control of different gameplay options to map rotations. Thanks to these customization options, you’ll be able to create games that suit the play style for you and your friends.

But it won’t be like it was before, with the publishers deciding that those servers shouldn’t be handled by third parties anymore; EA are bringing the program in-house. They claim the benefits of this are two-fold. In their announcement, they state that:

We will be able to secure the quality of the actual hardware. Since the servers come from the same provider, it will give everyone the same uniform experience. Furthermore, if you have questions or need help, you will be able to reach out to EA Support directly instead of third party support.

Fans of freedom – ironically, the very cause you’re fighting for in WWI – may be a little concerned, however, as EA go on to announce that there may be restrictions on the rented servers, such as restricting the number of game modes when the game launches.

Look out for further details about the Rent-a-Server as the release date closes in.

Battlefield 1 is out on 21st October.

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