Battlefield 3: Consoles Getting Customizable Servers

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  1. Lily
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    Customizable servers, long a benefit for PC players, are finally coming to console players too! "All active players out there playing on consoles today will now have the opportunity to customize their servers and set them up exactly how they want them to play." says Karl-Magnus Troedsson, CEO of DICE. No date or timeline has been announced yet for the change.

    An expansion titled "Close Quarters" is coming in June. It contains four maps, ten weapons -- and as expected by the title, no vehicles. Two more expansions are planned beyond that: "Armored Kill", with larger maps, new vehicles and more weapons, and "End Game" with no additional details yet.

    Update: To clarify, this is paid DLC, not free.



    :arrow: Source: Battlefield.com
     
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  2. Satangel

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    Nice move EA/DICE!
    DLC sounds cool, hopefully free/very low price. Dedicated servers are just a fucking joy, couldn't bear CoD without them.
     
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    I'm assuming this isn't free DLC since I don't see the word "free" anywhere on the website, but it looks like it might be good! ^_^
     
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    It's paid DLC. :)
     
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    Yay this is exciting. I love battlefield but there are so many things i would love to set with my own server.
     
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    Wait wtf is this shit those close quarter maps should not even be called battlefield because its not, how far can a series sink that they start making maps that are completely the opposite of what the game should be.
     
  7. Armadillo

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    Consoles fault. Battlefield won't return to what it once was until they make a pc exclusive one again.
     
  8. MrDiesel

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    My PC :)
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it doesn't say dedicated. My guess is they will just allow custom options to be set, but still P2P.
     
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    I think it's just EA showing off Frostbite 2's potential. They needed to reduce the map size to unleash the full potential of "high definition destruction"
     
  10. raybattousai

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    Its a shame they decided to charge for the maps this time around. All maps had been free for their 2 previous titles (Bad Company 1 and 2)
     
  11. Gahars

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    It is a bit late, but hey, it's the thought that counts. It would definitely be pretty cool if other developers followed their lead.
     
  12. paulmikeybarker

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    They are rental servers for the general public, no p2p crap here
     
  13. MrDiesel

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    Okay! Then that's great! :D Thanks for clarifying that.
     
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  14. paulmikeybarker

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    Did a bit more digging around on this and all I can come up with is this snippet

    And a twitter post


    Oh and there should be an ETA on the patch by the end of next week aparently
    And I would also put money on the DLC being the usual 1200M$......gotta milk the cash cow