It looks like there is finally some light at the end of the Operation Locker tunnel for Battlefield 4 players on PS4 and Xbox One. We now have confirmation that Battlefield 4 custom servers on PS4 and Xbox One are definitely on the way to the popular game soon.
Battlefield 4 server rentals on PS4 and Xbox One versions have been a big request ever since the game launched. As most of you are well aware, next-gen versions finally bump up the player count akin to the PC version, eliminating the cut content that we experienced with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Battlefield 3.
At the moment though, PS4 and Xbox One versions have to put up with playing on servers that are only ran by EA and DICE. This means official cycles between Second Assault, China Rising and the Normal maps that shipped with the game.
As far as we’re aware, there is no ability to mix in the maps on next-gen. This means that you can’t play China Rising, Second Assault or normal maps all together on the same server, they are all split up separately and that needs to change.
Fortunately, DICE are aware of the demand and have promised that custom servers are coming soon, hopefully allowing those willing to pay complete customization options allowing not only to mix all of the maps together, but hopefully combine game modes on a single server as well – Team Deathmatch and Domination together for example.
Here is the official word from DICE on the matter, posted to the Battlelog forums at the start of March:
“Indeed, it is coming. I’m afraid we don’t have any information on this quite [sic]yet, but it is coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled on the Control Room and Battlefield blog, as those are most likely where you’ll see it announced first. “
This is great news most of you will agree. We too would like to see custom servers on Battlefield 4 next-gen, especially offering a mix of game modes to keep servers exciting as the maps change.
Simple question: Will you be happy to pay for this luxury if DICE gives you complete customization tools?