It’s been awhile since we’ve had an in-depth discussion on Community Games, and this broadcast will provide all of the details regarding what to expect from this highly requested community feature.
To recap the news shared a couple of weeks back: Based on the feedback we’ve received from the Battlefield community, we’ve decided to rebrand this feature as Community Games to better reflect the experience we’ve built.
Throughout the year, we’ve presented the vision that we had for Community Games, and today we can discuss the complete feature set that we’ve developed. By the end of this Broadcast the goal is that you’ll be clear on what you’re getting.
The features listed below will be coming December 9, 2019 and we’ll be back in the New Year with an update on the continued development of Community Games.
Community Games are specifically designed for players who want to create a more personal experience in Battlefield V. Whether you are a content creator that wants their own space to create great stories, or you simply want to create a playlist of your favourite maps for you and your friends, this feature has something for everyone.
Make use of the custom filter system within the Server Browser to search through all of the Community Games that have been created by other players, allowing you to find the experience you’re looking for.
Personalize your Community Game with your own playlists that allow you to pick the number of rounds in your rotation and mix up the game modes (if they share the same Player Count). Choose from the list of available maps, and store all of your choices in your own set of preset configs that you’re able to save for future use.
Protect your experience with a password, or make use of the server kick functionality so that you can more closely control the experience that’s shared by your own close-knit Battlefield V community.
We set out to build Community Games in a way that allows players to have more agency and ownership in Battlefield V, and get into the matches that they want.
Find the right experience for you - Browse games with a custom filter set to your needs. Want to focus only on Rush? Find Rush 24/7 matches created by the community with Community Games.
Create a personalized experience - Create your own playlists and store them in your preset configs which can be saved for future use. Saved playlists can be applied when you create a game, allowing you to hit the battlefield faster.
Create a safe play space - Protect your experience with a password. Kick and ban functionality is in place so that you can build a happy community of players.
Play some of our time limited modes - Even when your favourite time limited experience is out of rotation, you can keep playing via your own server. (Grind and Fortress are currently not available. These modes are technically built as variants of existing modes and won’t be available in Community Games next week).
Continue your Battlefield journey - Weapon, vehicle, and rank progression will all stay active on non-password protected servers* so you can continue your journey.
Struggling to find what you’re looking for? Create your own Community Game, communicate it with friends and through social channels to keep playing.
Community Games Feature Set
Create, delete, update, and name one or several configurations
Create and join a Community Game
Automatically generated server name
Choose game size (16, 32, 64)
Choose how many rounds the server should play (max 20)
Choose the mode
Choose the maps
Choose a password (between 3-8 characters)
Choose the pre-round size (how many players are needed to break out of pre-round) → Minimum of four up to whatever the game size dictates
Kick players from the server
Ban and manage banned players (session only)
Special Community Games filter in Advanced Search
*Password protected servers will not feature any form of progression. All other servers will allow Soldier progression. Tides of War activities and Chapter Rank XP will not be earnable through Community Games.
With Community Games, we wanted to give our players the toolset to share the Battlefield experience with their friends. As noted, we are bringing Community Games on December 9th, 2019. We’re really excited to see what you think once you get in and create your own experience.
In our Community Broadcast earlier this year, we touched on additional features when discussing our Community Games plans. We’ve had to rescope this feature and the above listed items will be what is included in the first release of Community Games. The features listed below are not coming in the initial release of Community Games, but we’ll be back in the New Year with more information on the continued work of Community Games.
Set custom name for the server
Set description for the server
Control what classes are available
Control what weapons are allowed
Control if vehicles are allowed
Control if the kill cam will be displayed
Turn friendly fire on or off
Turn regenerative health on or off
Change soldier tags as visible or not
Enable or disable third-person camera view
Enable squad leader spawn only
Enable or disable aim assist auto rotation
Enable or disable aim assist cooldown
Control bullet damage scaling
Control game mode ticket scaling
Control soldier and vehicle respawn timers
Turn the mini map on or off
Enable or disable the compass
Manage list of moderators
Manage list of VIPs
Apply an authored pre-set config to a Community Game - Vanilla, Infantry only, DICE-authored etc.
Have your name highlighted in chat if you’re the owner of the server
Administer and manage server settings in the main menu or via our Community Games web portal
Have the description of your Community Game presented on the loading screen
Manually switch specific players between teams
Report Community Games in the advanced search screen
So dive into Community Games on December 9, 2019 - make your playlist, invite your friends, and “kick the tires”. And don’t forget - Wake Island is coming December 12, 2019.
We’ll see you on the battlefield.
As always, we value your input, and we want you to reach out to us with feedback. For general feedback, please use our Battlefield V section on the Battlefield forums or join us on the Battlefield V subreddit and Discord.
Should you encounter any issues or bugs we recommend that you report them on our Battlefield V – Answers HQ forum.
Our Updates may change as we listen to community feedback and continue developing and evolving our Live Service & Content. We will always strive to keep our community as informed as possible. For more information, please refer to EA’s Online Service Updates at https://www.ea.com/service-updates.