Rent-A-Server Coming Soon.
DICE confirmed yesterday that the next patch for Battlefield 3 will not only include a massive list of gameplay, weapon and playlist updates, but that it will include the option to rent a dedicated server on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
They haven’t revealed all the details about how it will work, only to say that it’s coming in the next patch, which is set to release on March 27th on PS3, and then PC and Xbox 360 following that. We already reported the list of changes coming in the patch a few weeks ago, but only now have they confirmed that the dedicated server functionality will be included. When they reveal more details about how this will work, we’ll let you know.
They also added more PC Server fixes to the list, which you can read below, and click here to read the previous changes included in the patch.
FIXES FOR PC SERVER OPERATION
- Having the same map occur multiple times in the maplist now works properly
- If adding a new map to the servers maplist after a clear and then running “mapList.runNextRound” the server will ignore any remaining rounds on the map that it still run since before the clear and move to the new first map in the list. The server will now have reset the current rounds per map and run the map in the list for the number of rounds stated when adding the map.
- Maplist can contain up to 1000 entries now
- mapList.list will return at most 100 entries. To get the entire list, perform mapList.list repeatedly with increasing offsets (like banList.list)