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EA reveals Battlefield 1’s rent-a-server pricing and features

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By now, you’re probably aware that there will be no third party dedicated servers for Battlefield 1. EA is hosting the servers themselves, and will allow you to rent servers for the game for limited periods.

Here, according to them is why:

“In the past, servers were handled by third-party companies – now, EA is providing them directly. We think this will benefit you in several ways. First off, we will be able to secure the quality of the actual hardware. Since the servers come from the same provider, it will give everyone the same uniform experience. Furthermore, if you have questions or need help, you will be able to reach out to EA Support directly instead of third party support.”

It’s a bit of a mess, because while rumours have abounded that there may be a server located in South Africa, there’s been no real confirmation of that. It’s made many people rightfully cancel their pre-orders, waiting for more information.

Yesterday, EA released the pricing information for the servers it’ll be hosting. It is, I suppose reasonable – but not exactly cheap. Oddly, there’s a price disparity between the PC and console servers, with PC pricing coming in higher. Here’s how much you’ll pay to rent a Battlefield 1 server.

PC

  • 1 day: $2.99
  • 7 days: $11.99
  • 30 days: $42.99
  • 90 days: $99.99
  • 180 days: $149.99

PLAYSTATION® 4 / XBOX ONE

  • 1 day: $1.99
  • 7 days: $7.99
  • 30 days: $26.99
  • 90 days: $64.99
  • 180 days: $99.99

While that’s answered the question of price, EA and Dice have done nothing to allay fears that we in South Africa will be stuck with the 200ms+ pings that we generally have to Europe. As for the server features, here’s what you can expect:

Among many other settings, players renting servers will be able to adjust:

  • ticket count
  • bullet damage
  • modes
  • weapons
  • maps

Mweb Gamezone’s kept their eyes on the official forums, spotting a few things directed at Battlefield North American Community Manager, Jeff Braddock – including this comment from somebody called DefencerX.

“Will there be SOUTH EAST ASIA (more specifically Singapore) region for rental? I see that south africa has been added to the list. We are the next. We really need more region specificity (instead of just ASIA=japan) because the pings are really bad for us. The best connection I have is ~180 to 200ms to Japan.” DefencerX wrote.

Unfortunately, I’m unable to find this list – so it all remains conjecture right now. We should find out more information on the region specifics tomorrow. The question now is whether or not the muddy rent-a-server program has led you to have doubts about buying Battlefield 1.

Last Updated: October 20, 2016

145 Comments

  1. Pieter Kruger

    October 20, 2016 at 07:43

    Anything up to 250ms ping has always been playable and enjoyable(Titanfall). If the Beta is anything to go by I have absolutely no worries!

    Reply

    • Skyblue

      October 20, 2016 at 07:58

      You obviously have never played Quake before. 200ms pings are NOT playable for certain games, esp competitive ones.

      Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        October 20, 2016 at 08:20

        My point is it’s perfectly fine and acceptable for games like BF1 and Titanfall, Gears Of War etc. here in good old Safrica…….

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        • Skyblue

          October 20, 2016 at 08:22

          So it’s fine for “casual gamers”, got it.

          Reply

          • Pieter Kruger

            October 20, 2016 at 08:25

            100% correct! How can you do competitive gaking in SA anyway? It’s like showing up at Kyalami with your F1 Ferrari…….

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 08:26

            You clearly haven’t seen the revamped track.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:51

            End of year functions are around the corner, hope some of our vendors invite me for a track day!

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 10:06

            I’m not sure if the track has had it’s official re-opening yet but the marshal’s have started their meetings again.

            EDIT, also the track is looking very good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_SFmLtZGH0

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 10:50

            One of our vendor’s take us for Go-carts yearly, last year, had to go to Zwartkops, was quite fun

          • miaau

            October 20, 2016 at 08:58

            Once did an audi track day there. Took a 4 wheel drive Audi sporty something round a particular corner at close to 150km/h. The instructor made me build up to it, progressively faster and faster.

            He said I could drive ok, but not well enough in this short to time to do the corner at 180km/h like he did. The feeeeeeeeellllllssssssss. wow. that was awesome. Was on the old track, of course, more or less the one they used for F1. Other corners? much, much slower, of course.

            So expensive…… But I loved it.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 20, 2016 at 09:01

            There’s a glorious S-bend heading out of CT on the N1 that’s free. Not recommended during peak traffic obviously.

          • miaau

            October 20, 2016 at 09:47

            I drive a car capable of some good speed and great acceleration, for a non million rand 4 door sedan, and I know of some places in and around Pretoria where I can have a bit of fun, BUT I would never, on the open road, drive to speeds like that, even when it all seems quiet. It is not just about me, but about other people that may be lurking just out of sight, that I then connect with rudely. I simply cannot do it.

            I am going away this weekend and seriously looking forward to the trip, as there are some places on the trip I can have a bit of fun with, in a safe manner. With wife and two kids in car…..

    • Geoffrey Tim

      October 20, 2016 at 08:12

      That’s the sort of twaddle spouted by people who’ve never played on dedicated low-latency servers. ;P
      On twitch-based games in pure competitive games (unlike titanfal, where yu can feed off of AI until you get your titan) high latencies are a killer.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        October 20, 2016 at 08:16

        LOL, you can’t always blame latency, sometimes you just suck…..

        Reply

        • Skyblue

          October 20, 2016 at 08:21

          Ignorance truly is bliss, I guess.

          Reply

        • Dungeon of JJ

          October 20, 2016 at 09:05

          Yea, I know I just suck. Might actually be better with low latency. 😀

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 20, 2016 at 08:21

      But playing a bot match on your Xbone isn’t the same as playing with other people on PS4 or PC. 😀

      Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        October 20, 2016 at 08:22

        Well, it’s much faster playing with friends on Xbox Live than PSN I gaurantee you…..LOL!

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      October 20, 2016 at 08:32

      “playable and enjoyable”

      You must loooove vaseline then

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    • Archdruid Kromas

      October 20, 2016 at 08:56

      Try playing Overwatch some time with that latency. 😛

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        October 20, 2016 at 09:09

        I did this week, ain’t nobody got time for that.

        20-50ms vs 220ms, unless you spam Junkrat grenades or Hanzo ult, you are stuck with playing support or Torbjorn

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  2. miaau

    October 20, 2016 at 07:51

    Reasonable? So pay for a game, then pay $100 for 6 months of only play?

    WHAAAAAAAT? I do not even play this game and I am sort of outraged.

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    • Dutch Matrix

      October 20, 2016 at 07:54

      Good point. But what is $100.00 divided between a few mates?

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        October 20, 2016 at 08:00

        Also depends on what player size the server is.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 20, 2016 at 08:02

        True, I mean after paying almost R2000 for the complete edition splitting a $100 would seem like chicken feed

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        • Skyblue

          October 20, 2016 at 08:08

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 20, 2016 at 08:14

            Being dead serious actually. They’ve become way too greedy.

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 08:17

            I got that, it’s the EA way though. Nothing they ever do to “get back their fans” will ever work because they have alienated us and the only one’s who count now are the under 16 demographic, or as I call them, the asshole army.

          • James Anderton

            October 20, 2016 at 09:22

            Anyone check out Dungeon Keeper for mobile that came out a few years ago?

            That’s the future you are encouraging by supporting their greed.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:25

            Spot on!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 20, 2016 at 09:52

            “On July 2, 2014 the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned a Dungeon Keeper ad, that stated “GET DUNGEON KEEPER ON MOBILE FOR FREE”, for misrepresenting the game”
            From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Keeper_(series)
            A small victory
            RIP Bullfrog studios

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:54

            RIP indeed

        • Dutch Matrix

          October 20, 2016 at 08:11

          You do realize that you do not HAVE to rent a server… It is an optional thing? So please take your sarcasm and shove it where the sun don’t shine?

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 20, 2016 at 08:13

            No, but what I do realize is that EA is taking the server rental away from third parties so that they can make eve more money and tough luck if the server is crappy. There’s no one else to turn to.

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 20, 2016 at 08:32

            And is there any proof that the server is crappy just yet? And heaven forbid and curse the company that wants to make more money for themselves right? RIGHT????

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 08:35

            A.) It is EA, they don’t care about you snowflake
            B.) Making money is fine, milking the guys atrociously over and above the fact that you already got a truckload of cash from them, is not fine

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 20, 2016 at 08:49

            You know, this blind hate for EA really got me questioning the smarts of the so called clever people. Get this into your skull, snowflake, and quite frankly not only you but the rest of the haters here: EA is a business. They are out to make money.
            How does a business make money? By offering products (games) and services (server rentals) at a price they deem fit.
            What exactly is the problem with a company that wants to make money in a bloody free market economy?
            If you ask me, the real problem is not EA, but gamers that got their heads so far up their own asses they cannot see the shit they keep swallowing from their own selves from this thing called real life.

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 09:01

            I personally have nothing against EA and I think their service center is one of the best out there. However their pricing is sometimes just plain silly and their DLC practices are terrible.

            Then again I complain with my money. Simple as that. Same reason I don’t own the DLC for ARK.

            The problem is not gamers compaining at all. You are very wrong about that. The problem is when gamers complain and still pre-order.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:03

            Yes, you hit the nail on the head there. No hate directed at EA in particular.

            The complain + pre-order thing is the problem

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 09:03

            I call it the CoD mentality.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:05

            Hehehe, well played, yes!

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 09:23

            Origin still doesn’t support Snap in Windows. That is my biggest complaint after their DLC practices ;-p

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 09:24

            And the backups could be done better. I don;t want to do a 12 step manual restore every time I wanna play a game that is not currently installed.

          • miaau

            October 20, 2016 at 09:01

            Left side of the bed this morning, then?

            you normally do not hold punches, but this is a bit heavy (the tone), even for you. HOWEVER, I do believe you are correct.

            If the majority of the punters are willing to pay for it, a business will offer it and make the monies that way. Awesome. I am trying to set up business like that. Make money, be greedy, but charge what pay will pay, not necessarily what it is worth. AND how do you define what a product is worth, anyway? Product costs? What it can do for the customer? Tricky.

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 20, 2016 at 09:27

            Ha. You can say left of the bed, but no. I honestly speaking do not get the hate and ridicule that EA suffers at the hands of gamers on this site. I will be the first to admit EA has made a mess of things in the past. Dungeon Keeper on mobile and Deep Space 3 from what I understand to name a few. So no, they are not perfect. But the EA games that I have played recently have been stuff I love, the Origin client has been improved (not that it ever was a problem to begin with) and even with all the DLC I have paid for, every cent I have thrown at them has been worth it. And from what I hear, Battlefield 1 is actually a pretty decent game.

            But the real bad guys, Gabe and his bunch are revered as gods because Steam. Because Steam sales. Because this because that.
            And where is the conclusion to Half Life? But no. Let’s rather moan and bitch about the Tri-color Mass Effect 3 ending, right? EA HATEZ ALL GAMERZ BECUZ CRAPPY ENDING!

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 09:31

            Wow … gonna stop you right there because you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Specifically about ME3. The whole ending saga was they told us a total of 42 different endings based on choice throughout the series and gave us 3 crappy ones. You just insulted every single person who like ME as a whole so now I will insult you..

            You most likely bought NMS and enjoyed it.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:32

            Oooooh eina

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 09:38

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 20, 2016 at 09:42

            And yet, and yet, they still gave you an ending! Crappy one I can agree on. Had that crappy ending not been attached to one of the greatest game series I have played, I would have been with you all with pitchforks and torches at hand.
            And please, if that is your best insult, go back to school and come up with a few new ones. 😛

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 09:44

            Look if you are fine with being lied to then good for you. The rest of us are not so inclined.

            Also everyone else seemed to like my insults. 😛

          • WhiteRock

            October 20, 2016 at 13:12

            Gotta side with you here in most parts regarding ME and completely regarding EA – look how they F*cked up Command and Conquer(Still sad), SimCity (2013), Deadspace 3(pushing it away for DS 1 and making it more “mainstream” and action oriented), Dungeon Keeper as a mobile game(WTF??), MOHAA(going from something original to generic as hell). I’m sure there is more, but that shows a very predictable trend…

          • Dungeon of JJ

            October 20, 2016 at 09:49

            Half Life 2 was the conclusion in my eyes. I don’t need a third.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:50

            HL2EP2 was a damn fine mess

          • Dungeon of JJ

            October 20, 2016 at 10:23

            Yea it was.

          • Dungeon of JJ

            October 20, 2016 at 09:51

            The last 3 EA games I bought were all a complete waste of my money. Their marketing lies, pricing and general bad business practice just did it for me in the end. No I don’t support EA anymore at all. Like Kromas said, vote with your wallet.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:02

            I don’t “hate EA” as you think I do. I hate the business practise of charging an arm and a leg for something.

            Making money is fine, milking, is not.

            Also, frankly, your attitude is laughable

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 20, 2016 at 09:25

            My attitude? I am sorry. But If I recall you referred to me as snowflake first? So should I just take your insults and roll with it like nothing happened?

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:29

            It was a figure of speach. EA does not care about a singular person (unique snowflake)

            Not even remotely directed to you.

            But you seem to be on the offensive toward everyone today, so perhaps some self-evaluation is in order

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 20, 2016 at 09:43

            I have done plenty self-evaluation these last couple of months, my friend. Maybe take bit of your own advice, hmmm?

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:46

            I’m not the one having a problem with everyone here

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 20, 2016 at 09:50

            No. You’re just the one that gets off telling people to go do some self evaluation and all that when they vehemently disagree with you. My dad had a saying for people like you: Jy dink die son skyn uit jou gat uit.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:55

            I have a saying for you as well, but I’m not stooping to your level.

            Good day to you

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 09:48

            HAHA! Gramma nazi typed “speach”! Hey everyone!!!

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:50

            EA infection, lolz

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 09:47

            I never read that comment as an insult toward you btw unlike your response. Anyway, your pov is relevant as it’s yours but maybe a touch less salt? 😉

          • Andre Fourie

            October 20, 2016 at 09:15

          • Dungeon of JJ

            October 20, 2016 at 09:03

            Yea, they have no grounds to base this kind of pricing on.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:04

            If anything, they are so large and well funded, they could actually DROP the price to get MORE sales

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 20, 2016 at 09:03

            I’m saying with third party providers you have options. If the service is crap on one you can go to the other. But not anymore.

          • miaau

            October 20, 2016 at 09:04

            can you really? Play -insert popular online game here- on another 3rd party server set?

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:05

            Jip, local ISPs host some servers

          • miaau

            October 20, 2016 at 09:05

            And you can choose in the game to play on those servers rather than another set? Is that not just region locking, or more choice than that?

            Hmm, that is interesting. learn something new.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:07

            From what I know, yes

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 20, 2016 at 09:54

            Not off hand no

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:04

            ^^^

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 20, 2016 at 09:45

            IF being the operative word here. That is what I am getting at. You judge something as a failure even before it is launched or you have tried it. Do you think that is fair?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            October 20, 2016 at 09:50

            Going on past performances like SimCity and Battlefield 4? Absolutely. But I’ll be happy to be proved wrong.

          • miaau

            October 20, 2016 at 08:53

            What? Is optional, oops missed that. Um. Sorry, EA.

  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 20, 2016 at 08:01

    “EA is hosting the servers themselves” ROFL!
    https://media.giphy.com/media/OQp0ljR28naiQ/giphy.gif

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    • Mighty Meh

      October 21, 2016 at 13:30

      I’m pretty sure the lube would cost extra

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 24, 2016 at 08:56

        ROFL!

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  4. Andre Fourie

    October 20, 2016 at 08:04

    • Admiral Chief

      October 20, 2016 at 08:35

      TO THE TOP!

      Reply

  5. Thorsten

    October 20, 2016 at 08:17

    It still baffles me how EA can believe that obscuring such information is good for business. I don’t know, maybe it is. Personally I think it results in people either not buying the game (looking at you Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2) or being very unhappy about their purchase.

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    • Skyblue

      October 20, 2016 at 08:40

      I haven’t purchased an EA title for a few years now based on how they treat their customers.

      Reply

  6. Admiral Chief

    October 20, 2016 at 08:31

    PAY SH!TLOAD FOR GAME
    PAY SH!LOAD MOAR FOR GAMING GAME

    NYET!

    Reply

  7. Viper_ZA

    October 20, 2016 at 08:39

    Will any local ISP please rent-a-server for us to get some feedback, come November? Glad I canned the preorder on this. Maybe it will take 6 months before local multiplayer becomes viable, thats a big MAYBE…

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  8. Galbedir

    October 20, 2016 at 08:48

    Looks like another year ill be boycotting EA games. No surprise there. Just waiting for Unreal Tournament to get out of Alpha and get some SA servers going, that’s all the FPS I need…along with Overwatch.

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    • HairyEwok

      October 20, 2016 at 08:51

      and Quake Champions.

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    • Mighty Meh

      October 21, 2016 at 13:32

      UT4 is already very playable in my opinion. yes, some maps are missing textures but does it really matter for a fast paced game like that?

      There is one SA server although you have to catch it at the right time for it to be populated, if I remember correctly there is a group that tries to get games going every sunday evening.

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  9. Dungeon of JJ

    October 20, 2016 at 09:02

    With all the crazy pricing surrounding this game, something that looked like an FPS MP game I’d actually buy has become something I’ll never bother with.

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 20, 2016 at 09:04

      Yeah man, I’ve been watching gameplay videos of BF1 a LOT, and it does seem like something I want to sink my teeth in.

      But yeah, THAT cost for THAT ping, no thanks

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      • Dungeon of JJ

        October 20, 2016 at 09:13

        Yea, that price, Origin only and then the servers. EA made my mind up for me.

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        • Admiral Chief

          October 20, 2016 at 09:22

          If they sold at R500 std and R600 deluxe and local servers, even I would have purchased

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          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:34

            I’m afraid those prices are a thing of the past….what a shame lol :<

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:35

            ;-(

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 09:36

            That is true which makes M$’s first party cross platform purchases an easier pill to swallow imo. Might as well get max value for your money. Hopefully third party publishers will follow suit.

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:38

            Yep, the whole cross platform thing is definitely a step in the right direction. Bring on the Steam Halloween Sale please…R1k to burn!

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 09:39

            That should be tuesday I believe. Or as we wow players call it. Kara is finally back day.

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:41

            Installed WoW yesterday with the free 30-day sub, included with the Blu Ray. Will give it a “go” again this weekend lol 😛

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 09:42

            Join Dreanor then I can assist you with some gear etc.

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:45

            Will that include power levelling? Tried that in TESO and reverted back to solo’ing quests due to it feeling “rushed” 😛

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:47

            You like TESO?

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:51

            Bought it to play with a mate but after the power levelling I reverted back to normal questing, usually by myself. It’s not bad, but then again I have way too many games that hampers the ability to pour hours into anything specific lol

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:56

            Ahh, so a time investment

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 10:00

            Most games are lol

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 10:01

            True dat

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 09:47

            I don’t really power level but for wow high level current content is usually the best way to go.

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:56

            I’d be starting afresh, level 1 noob running around to try and make sense of it all. I believe you can even farm gold for game time if you have been playing long enough? Hopefully they run subscription specials from time to time? Some weeks I don’t game at all 😛

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 10:07

            Starting fresh you should play alone up till lvl 20 for the most part just to get the feel for the game. Yeah you can buy game time for gold. 70 000 I believe is the current price. I just skip that and buy 3 month recurring subs as I am lazy and I try to avoid playing wow every single day.

            That being said every new expansion does put me into wow 24/7 mode for a month or two.

            As a point of reference. at max level you can safely grind 70 000 gold in a weekend using gold farming guides.

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 10:09

            Thanks for the pointers, yes I do hope I reach lvl 20 within the 20 odd days of game time, which I am sure will not be a problem

          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 20, 2016 at 10:15

            Takes an hour. Also Don’t be that guy and play allaince.

            #FortheHorde!

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 10:19

            Think I’ll make an undead character xD

          • Skyblue

            October 20, 2016 at 09:42

            I went from purchasing like 15 games every Steam special to maybe 2 titles now. My library has over 200 titles and maybe someday I will have the time to finish them… no, I won’t.

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:44

            No you won’t, but that is definitely a steady figure already. I will hit the 100 mark come next week xD

          • Dungeon of JJ

            October 20, 2016 at 09:43

            For EA games, yes, but other games still price at R600, or max R800.

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:47

            Yep, I need a new TV though 🙁 haha

          • Admiral Chief

            October 20, 2016 at 09:47

            …or R150-R200 if you are a Steam sale junkie

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:49

            I concur!!!!

          • Viper_ZA

            October 20, 2016 at 09:54

            On that point, I see CNA honored the pre-order at R600 for PC. Too bad it ain’t for me haha 🙂

        • Aries

          October 20, 2016 at 09:53

          Why they messing with this rent a server I dont know, BF4 and BF3 way worked perfectly well

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  10. Rangerdave

    October 20, 2016 at 09:05

    Riiiiiight so I guess I’m still gonna be jamming bf4 and if I feel like old school bf I’ll lan some 1942. Really liked you bf1. But it appears EA is determined to keep us apart.

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 20, 2016 at 09:10

      Love that avatar you got

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  11. Gavin Mannion

    October 20, 2016 at 09:16

    I just wrote many words about how the EA networking in SA sucks balls… if I had BF1 on pre-order I’d be cancelling right now

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 20, 2016 at 09:17

      I’m not an FPS MP fan AT ALL, but this game really had me interested. Now that’s dead. 🙁

      Reply

    • Guava_Eater

      October 20, 2016 at 10:10

      The way I see it is that when a guy who has a sub 50ms ping is standing over my lifeless body T-bagging the crap out of me it’s the same thing as Usain Bolt celebrating a victory at the Paralympics.

      Out here we are handicapped by our Pings and when we have a good game and wreck it’s so much better. For the most part, the difference we’re talking about is smaller than the average human reaction time especially in arena shooters. Yeah it’s frustrating but ultimately I think it makes us better players.

      When I do manage to get a solid low latency connection, man I feel unstoppable….

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  12. Aries

    October 20, 2016 at 09:51

    The price of the game and this rent a server that they messing us around with is really keeping me from the game

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  13. Guava_Eater

    October 20, 2016 at 10:05

    Local servers would be nice…. damn lag….

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  14. Avithar

    October 20, 2016 at 10:31

    This should not stop SA from competing on the world stage when it comes to Bf1

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  15. MakeItLegal

    October 20, 2016 at 15:08

    Guys i ve just read all the comments and i am now confused…can somebody please explain something.
    Are we going to have a bf 1 severs here in sa to play on ? is it free or do we have to pay?
    TIA

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      October 20, 2016 at 15:08

      You won;t have to pay to play – it’s only if you want to play on your own dedicated server. We dont know if those dedicated rented servers will be in SA though.

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      • MakeItLegal

        October 20, 2016 at 15:23

        OK, so what i am hearing is that we dont have confirmation from EA as to if they intend to host a SA sever ?

        mmm, too much uncertainty, i will cancel pre-order and spend the money on steam Halloween sale, pick up a few games

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      • MakeItLegal

        October 20, 2016 at 15:24

        can u get confirmation from EA ?

        Reply

  16. Iron Assassin

    November 29, 2016 at 21:47

    EA : We want to provide an even game play experience for all players therefor we will host the server

    Players : Really ? so we do not have servers in africa? so you mean we have to play on European servers with 200ms pings while everyone else has 50 and less, how is that even????????????????????????????????????

    EA : Because reasons , oh look, graphics , explosions, FUN

    Players : Oh look , BF4

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