Rental servers are one of the most requested features for Battlefield V at the moment. Previous comments from developer DICE, however, made it sound like the program that’s still keeping games like Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 alive and well might never make it to the latest title in the series.
Fortunately, DICE producer Alexander Ali Hassoon recently took to Twitter and gave competitive Battlefield players hope.
In response to a fan on Twitter asking when Hardcore mode was coming to Battlefield V, Hassoon responded that DICE was “looking into it, possibly as user created servers.”
How DICE defines “user created servers” is still a little unclear, but the most obvious definition is rental servers where players can determine their own rules like maximum soldier health, ticket counts, and allowable weapons. It’s also possible that DICE is looking to integrate more functionality within the game itself in the form of private servers. However, DICE and EA stand to make a decent amount of money from instituting a rental server program, and it would also go a long way towards helping with the game’s longevity and community. Private servers probably wouldn’t have the same effect.
Three months into the game’s life cycle, fans on Reddit have been complaining about a lack of features in Battlefield V. A rental server program is definitely one of those features, but multiplayer content like new maps, new factions, and better visual customization also seem near the top of the community’s list of grievances. The latest patch added the new co-op mode, Combined Arms, and a new Grand Operation featuring the Panzerstorm map, the Battle of Hannut, is slated to launch this week. However, with the Firestorm battle royale mode and the next map (set in Greece) not scheduled to launch until the end of March at the earliest, Battlefield V‘s definitely starting to feel a little thinner than it did at launch. Even if DICE added rental servers to the game, there might not be enough content for server renters to curate.