Have you given up hope on the Battlefield 5 rent a server becoming a reality? I hope not as today, DICE has revealed a ton of details about it! While we don’t know the exact day for the Battlefield 5 rent a server release date, DICE said it’s coming this summer.
In addition to the release window, a ton of details about it have been revealed. Here’s a summary of what DICE has revealed today (via Reddit):
- RSP is now rebranded as Private Games
- It’s coming after this Summer
- It will be available for all Battlefield V players
- We plan to offer the base level of Private Games tools for FREE
We’ll be rolling out Private Games after this Summer to all Battlefield V owners, and development will evolve over time. Today, we want to detail what you can expect for the first release.
Private Games will grant you the ability to create your own Battlefield V server, directly from within the main menu, or through a browser via a new web service that we’re creating. The servers that you create will remain online while there are people playing on it. If no one is active on the server, it goes away. But don’t worry! With the server configs saved locally, the ability to quickly start a new Private Game or switch between various server setups will be available.
The servers you create will be located at the closet ping site to you and will be placed within our own server infrastructure.
There will be no cost for base level of Private Games tools, it will be free for everyone.
So, what’s in the box?
For the first phase of Private Games, we’ve included some important “must-haves” as well as administration tools to let you control your server.
These are the features we plan on having live for Phase 1, but some items could be added or shifted to a later phase. We’ll definitely keep you informed over the coming months.
- Create private game from main menu
- Set custom name for the server
- Set description for the server
- Password protect the server
- Control what maps are used within the map rotation
- Control what game modes are available
- Control the number of players needed to break pre-round
- Kick players from the current game
- 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
- Apply a pre-set config to a private game
- Vanilla, Infantry only, DICE-authored etc.
- Save your server settings as a custom preset so you can reapply at will
- Have your name highlighted in chat if you’re the owner of the server
- Administrate and manage server settings in the main menu or via our Private Games web portal
- Have the description of your Private Game presented on the loading screen
- Manually switch specific players between teams
- Report private games in the advanced search screen
This is just the beginning. We’ll be following up with further updates, such as creating and managing lists of moderators, VIPs, and banned players, and more.
Additionally, DICE talks about the “community development initiative,” which is a fancy way of saying that they’re building features and improvements on the Battlefield 5 rent a server with the help of the community.
Lastly, at this June’s EA Play event, DICE will be doing a dev talk knonwn as “On the Battlefield,” where the devs will answer some of the biggest questions regarding the game and the rent a server feature.