As of 1300 UTC today, we have temporarily reactivated South African Servers in Battlefield V. Since we initiated the change, the global situation has changed for the worse and more of us find
ourselves at home, needing ways to occupy our time. In the spirit of
Stay and Play, we're doing what we can to re-establish those local
servers and will work with our partners in South Africa to sustain them for as long as we can through this Global Pandemic.
We will go on to deactivate them again in the future. When we reach this point, we'll look to serve you advance notice so that you understand when to expect this change.
Please note that all servers across Battlefield V are spun up on demand, so you may not be able to observe them from the server browser until enough players have elected to queue for Matchmaking, and we've detected that there are enough players to kick off a fresh round.
On behalf of EA DICE, our apologies that you weren't served advanced notice of the change last month. We will ensure that when we come to disable them further down the line that you receive a better standard of communication on this.
I'll provide further updates on this topic here on the Battlefield Forums, via Answers HQ , and in partnership with Community Leaders in the region should we need to announce further changes.