For some time now Battlefield V players have been waiting for news on private server rentals, which would allow for things like custom game settings, map rotations, and private player lists. Past Battlefield games have allowed for private servers, but EA and DICE have been noncommittal about adding them to the latest game in the series.
Well, this afternoon DICE finally confirmed that rented servers, which are being rebranded as “Private Games,” are coming this summer. Even better, access to base level Private Game options will be free. Players will be able to start a Private Game directly from Battlefield V’s main menu, and the server remains online as long as you continue playing. Quit, and it goes away, but your configs are saved.
Here are some of the features that will be available when Private Games launch:
- Create private game from main menu
- Set custom name for the server
- Set description for the server
- Password protect the server
- Control what maps are used within the map rotation
- Control what game modes are available
- Control the number of players needed to break pre-round
- Kick players from the current game
- Control what classes are available
- Control what weapons are allowed
- Control if vehicles are allowed
- Control if the kill cam will be displayed
- Turn friendly fire on or off
- Turn regenerative health on or off
- Change soldier tags as visible or not
- Enable or disable third-person camera view
- Enable squad leader spawn only
- Enable or disable aim assist auto rotation
- Enable or disable aim assist cooldown
- Control bullet damage scaling
- Control game mode ticket scaling
- Control soldier and vehicle respawn timers
- Turn the mini map on or off
- Enable or disable the compass
- Apply a pre-set config to a private game
- Vanilla, Infantry only, DICE-authored etc.
- Save your server settings as a custom preset so you can reapply at will
- Have your name highlighted in chat if you’re the owner of the server
- Administrate and manage server settings in the main menu or via our Private Games web portal
- Have the description of your Private Game presented on the loading screen
- Manually switch specific players between teams
- Report private games in the advanced search screen
What do you think? Are Private Games something you care about? Will you be more interested in trying out Battlefield V once they’re added?
Battlefield V is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.