Rent a Battlefield 4 Server on Console Now, “Death Shield” Bug Fix Incoming [Updated]

Battlefield 4 users on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 will be able to rent their very own server starting today as developer DICE rolls out their Rent-A-Server program.

It will allow users to purchase their own server to rent, customize, and publish for others to play on. You’ll be able to alter options like game modes, map rotation, and more. Here are the current pricing options:

  • 1 day \\ $1.49
  • 7 days \\ $6.99
  • 30 days \\ $24.99
  • 90 days \\ $59.99

DICE has announced that the amount of available servers will increase over time, so don’t panic if you are unable to find any right away.

The studio also notes that a fix is rolling out for the infamous “Death Shield” bug, as pointed out by the Battlefield community earlier this month.

“We’d also like to inform you that with today’s server update, we are deploying a fix for the issue being referred to as “Death Shield,” where an invisible “shield” would appear around killed enemies, blocking weapons fire,” writes DICE. “Thank you for being patient as we worked to get this resolved.”

You can see the odd bug in action right here, if you missed it.

Thinking of renting a server? What sort of map and mode configurations are you hoping to set up?

Update 1

It appears that DICE has run into a few issues with the Xbox One Rent-A-Server program. They recently issued this statement:

We have identified rental time issues with the Rent-a-Server Program release on Xbox One and have temporarily removed the feature as we investigate. The servers which were already rented will still be available for play, but admins may not be able to access all the management features at this time. As soon as a fix is in place we will announce its availability. If you rented any servers on Xbox One and are experiencing issues please contact EA Customer Support at

Update 2

The PlayStation 4’s Rent-A-Server program is now also experiencing a bit of a hiccup and is being pulled for the time being.

Due to a high demand for the Rent-a-Server Program on PlayStation 4, we’ve noticed an issue with 64-player servers and removed the RSP option on this platform until players can properly access what they’ve paid for. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the RSP program.

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