'Battlefield 1' Latest News & Update: Server Rental Program Launch Date, Customization List & How Much Does it Costs
Electronic Arts seems to fence the whole "Battlefield 1" and decided to handle the server rental service for this game without any third-party aid.
The primary reason that EA gave was uniformity of experience. After all, "Battlefield 1" servers are emanating from lone service provider. Gamers shied away from the topic because it is not going to affect costs of rentals anyway. However, early planners still want to know how much do they have to shell out for this Server Rental Program.
Luckily, EA immediately responds through "Battlefield 1" forum and lists costing matrix. The only problem remaining now is how to conceive a good gameplay plan and customization options for those who will opt for private server. Get your friends together because here is the official costing to guide our gamers.
First, gamers can access server rental option via in-game store. Remember that these "Battlefield 1" servers are going to be handled by EA themselves. The developer explained clearly in the forum that this move is essential for hardware quality control, PC Gamer reported. EA also explained that there will be limited customization at first but more will be unlocked afterwards. Any further changes are dependent on gamers' feedback.
For PC gamers the following rental fees will apply:
- 1 day: $2.99
- 7 days: $11.99
- 30 days: $42.99
- 90 days: $99.99
- 180 days: $149.99
Then PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are going to cost as follows:
- 1 day: $1.99
- 7 days: $7.99
- 30 days: $26.99
- 90 days: $64.99
- 180 days: $99.99
Of course, the next question following this "Battlefield 1" revelation will zero in on program launch. EA said that they are targeting to unleash Server Rental Program in November. For now, there is no tentative date yet but EA stressed that they are working 24/7 to ensure quick service delivery.
Meanwhile, "Battlefield 1" lessors are requesting to include a ban feature for those unruly gamers. EA said that they are looking into this possibility but there is no concrete decision as of yet. Also EA confirmed that customization features will only be limited on bullet damage, maps, modes, weapons and ticket counts for the meantime.