Server rentals, server tools, and setting up a server for multiplayer gaming have been a part of PC gaming for years. Hey, even we've got in on the action in the past. DICE's Battlefield has always been a mainstay when it comes to server rentals, and this month's Battlefield 1 will be no different. Except that EA will be forgoing partnerships with third-parties to handle all the server stuff itself.
Server rentals for Battlefield 1 will be available from the in-game store shortly after launch.
In the past, servers were handled by third-party companies – now, EA is providing them directly. We think this will benefit you in several ways. First off, 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.
On a rented server, players will be able to customize gameplay aspects like server name, map rotation, game mode, various game play settings, and more. We might restrict number of game modes available at launch and gradually enable them based on feedback and other circumstances, but you can expect that we’ll keep adding customization options and UI design throughout 2016.
Battlefield 1 is out October 21 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.