While the exact date for its updates has yet to be revealed, DICE made it clear that it intends to focus on a number of improvements for its Rent-a-Server program for Battlefield 1, in a post on the game’s official forum page.
With the program, users will be able to buy servers and run them as administrators, running them however they choose. As for the features that will be at their fingertips, here’s a quick breakdown:
- Admin Control Panel: A new in-game screen from which admins can manage kicked, banned, and VIP players.
- Kick/Ban: A new list that will show every player active in the server from which admins can kick or ban them. Banning players will store them in a Ban list that can also be adjusted.
- VIP Lists: Similar to Ban lists, this list allows admins to make fellow players VIPs which will prioritize them when they are waiting in queue.
- Password Protected Servers: A feature that will exclude players who don’t know the password. Setting a rented server with a password will make it unranked- meaning active players won’t be able to earn rewards or progress in any way- but all unlockables will be available to the players while in the server.
On top of that, several new options for game settings will also be introduced:
- Squad Leader Spawn Only
- Behemoth On/Off Toggle
- Whole Magazine Reload
The company intends to also rework the server list set-up, improving on the current format, which is “washing out all the quality rented servers and making it difficult for players to find their favorite servers.” Making rented servers a top priority should make things easier, it explained.
More details on these changes should come in the new year, as DICE is currently focusing on the holiday event that’s currently taking place. But relax, fans, they’re coming.