Battlefield 5 players who want to play Operation Underground 24/7 (or other maps for that matter), you’ll soon be able to do that! DICE has announced the Battlefield 5 Community Games release date, and it’s next week on December 9, 2019!
Those unaware of Community Games, it’s essentially the game’s rent-a-server feature, which has long been requested by the community, In the latest Community Broadcast post by DICE, the studio also talked about the initial list of features available for Community Games, as well as some of the stuff coming in 2020.
Battlefield 5 Community Games details:
- Find the right experience for you – Browse games with a custom filter set to your needs. Want to focus only on Rush? Find Rush 24/7 matches created by the community with Community Games.
- Create a personalized experience – Create your own playlists and store them in your preset configs which can be saved for future use. Saved playlists can be applied when you create a game, allowing you to hit the battlefield faster.
- Create a safe play space – Protect your experience with a password. Kick and ban functionality is in place so that you can build a happy community of players.
- Play some of our time limited modes – Even when your favourite time limited experience is out of rotation, you can keep playing via your own server. (Grind and Fortress are currently not available. These modes are technically built as variants of existing modes and won’t be available in Community Games next week).
- Continue your Battlefield journey – Weapon, vehicle, and rank progression will all stay active on non-password protected servers* so you can continue your journey.
- Struggling to find what you’re looking for? Create your own Community Game, communicate it with friends and through social channels to keep playing.
Community Games Feature Set
- Create, delete, update, and name one or several configurations
- Create and join a Community Game
- Automatically generated server name
- Choose game size (16, 32, 64)
- Choose how many rounds the server should play (max 20)
- Choose the mode
- Choose the maps
- Choose a password (between 3-8 characters)
- Choose the pre-round size (how many players are needed to break out of pre-round) → Minimum of four up to whatever the game size dictates
- Kick players from the server
- Ban and manage banned players (session only)
- Special Community Games filter in Advanced Search
Note that DICE has confirmed that games that are password protected won’t feature any kind of progression.
While Community Games will be launching next week, a lot of stuff are already being worked on by DICE, and are set to be available in 2020!
Battlefield 5 Community Games features planned for 2020:
- Set custom name for the server
- Set description for the server
- Control what classes are available
- Control what weapons are allowed
- Control if vehicles are allowed
- Control if the kill cam will be displayed
- Turn friendly fire on or off
- Turn regenerative health on or off
- Change soldier tags as visible or not
- Enable or disable third-person camera view
- Enable squad leader spawn only
- Enable or disable aim assist auto rotation
- Enable or disable aim assist cooldown
- Control bullet damage scaling
- Control game mode ticket scaling
- Control soldier and vehicle respawn timers
- Turn the mini map on or off
- Enable or disable the compass
- Manage list of moderators
- Manage list of VIPs
- Apply an authored pre-set config to a Community Game – Vanilla, Infantry only, DICE-authored etc.
- Have your name highlighted in chat if you’re the owner of the server
- Administer and manage server settings in the main menu or via our Community Games web portal
- Have the description of your Community Game presented on the loading screen
- Manually switch specific players between teams
- Report Community Games in the advanced search screen
It’s been a long time coming, but at least we’re finally going to be able to set up our own servers! Don’t forget, Wake Island is also coming out next week! Make sure to watch the announcement trailer for that.