If you’re wondering how to rent a server in Battlefield 1, you’ve come to the right place, as I’m going to be showing you exactly how to do so. However, be warned that this does cost money, so if you were hoping to get your own custom lobby for free, I’m afraid that’s not going to happen.
So let’s get right into it!
Private Servers Are Now Hosted By EA
In previous Battlefield games such as BF4, EA linked with third-party companies to provide private servers for rental. However, with Battlefield 1, they’re actually hosting the servers themselves.
So what does this mean?
As EA put it themselves on the Battlefield website:
- It will give everyone the same uniform experience
- EA support will be available
- They can secure the quality of the actual hardware
However, on the negative side, the pricing has slightly increased in comparison to the server rental prices on Battlefield 4, with the price on PC costing the most.).
But most significantly, certain features that we’ve had available to us when managing a private server in previous Battlefield games are missing.
Renting a Server in Battlefield 1 SUCKS (For Now)
The server rental process in Battlefield 1 has taken a step backward.
Sure, there may be some tiny perks associated with the servers being provided by EA, but there are some absolutely essential features missing.
For example, you can’t kick or ban unwanted players, meaning that you can’t effectively monitor the people on your server. You can’t ban specific weapons, but only whole classes.
You can’t even reserve slots for people – even yourself.
They’re just a few of the problems with server rental in Battlefield 1.
Therefore, you should do some research to check that you’ll have control over all of the features that you want before renting a server only to be disappointed.
However, we are expecting some changes to occur in the near future, so I will keep this post updated.
How Much Does Renting a Server Cost in Battlefield 1?
This table shows the prices for the different rental periods on both console (Xbox One and PS4) as well as PC:
How to Actually Rent a Server in Battlefield 1
You can check out this video I made which goes through the process:
Or you can just follow these steps:
- Head onto the main menu and scroll over to ‘store’, which you’ll be able to see in the menu at the top of the screen.
- Select ‘Rent a Server’ and then select ”Rent Server (Beta)’.
- After that, you can change all of the settings of the server, including the name, maps, mode and pretty much anything else. At the very bottom, you’ll be able to decide the length of time that you want to rent the server for.
- Finally, select the ‘Rent Server’ button at the bottom and make your payment.
If I were you, I would wait until the next big update until you consider renting a server, as I expect this is when they will start to make some fixes to them.
Hopefully, you found this useful 🙂
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