South Africa won’t be getting Battlefield 1 servers – here’s why

MyGaming recently reported on the lack of local servers in the Battlefield 1 Beta.

Now it appears there won’t be local servers available for the actual game either, according to a recent report by MWEB GameZone.

This is because EA will not permit the third-party renting of any of its servers (internationally) instead opting purely for a personal rent-a-server program.

“According to an explanation on Battlefield 1, EA believes that they’ll accomplish the following by not using third-party hosts:

  • Secure the quality of the actual hardware.
  • Reach out to EA Support directly instead of third party support.
  • Customize various game play settings
  • Give everyone the same uniform experience.This likely means the same rule will apply to all of EA’s games going forward (including the upcoming Titanfall 2).”

EA will share more information regarding its Rent-a-Server program closer to the launch of Battlefield 1.


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