All Battlefield 1 server rentals will be operated by EA
3rd party servers will be replaced by EA's Rent-a-Server program
Published: 11th October 2016 | Source: ea |
All Battlefield 1 rental servers will be operated by EA
Starting close after launch, you will be able to rent a server through the in-game store of Battlefield 1. 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 rented servers, Battlefield 1 players will be able to host both public and private matches, with the ability to name their server, set a rotation for maps and game modes as well as tweak various gameplay settings. EA does state that rented servers may have some restrictions at launch, gradually enabling more features over time based on customer feedback.
Right now EA has not set the pricing or announced when Battlefield 1's rented servers will become available, though EA does state that they plan to announce more before the game releases.