Battlefield 3 Server Rentals Available Now; Video Shows How

Starting today, Battlefield 3 console players can now rent customizable multiplayer servers, a first in the series’ history, and the developers have released a video explaining the straightforward process. It’s all accessed in-game; you can rent and set up the server directly from the main menu. Options allow you to either choose a preset or tweak every setting, and servers are available to rent for 1 day, 7 days, 30 days or 90 days. Want a private practice environment? You got it. Want your server to offer ranked public matches? No problem.

Check out the video:

Let me guess; you are now rushing to your console to create a server that has USAS and frag rounds disabled. Hallelujah.

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2 Comments on Battlefield 3 Server Rentals Available Now; Video Shows How

Luther

On April 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I would love to rent a server but there so damn expensive.

Sand thing about that is I have a really nice server with a internet speed of 40Mbps. Leave it to EA to always screw up somewhere.

SXO

On April 4, 2012 at 6:39 am

I’m willing to take bets this venture falls flat on its face. Console players are largely the wrong demographic for this. People that prefer to play on console generally like things simple and straightforward. That’s not a knock against them, it’s just fact. Ofcourse there are exceptions, as with everything, but for the most part the audience on consoles isn’t interested in something like this.

PC players have been running their own dedicated servers for games for as long as multiplayer gaming on the platform has been around. At first it was out of necessity, but more and more it became about control and options. The PC platform’s strength is all about options, hence there is, and always will be a lot of interest in services like this on the PC side barring the ability for players to build and host their own server.