Weekly Debrief

Community Broadcast: The Evolution of RSP

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Braddock512
1292 postsMember, Administrator, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, EA Community Manager, Battlefield V
edited May 23


The Rented Server Program, or RSP for short, is a topic that continues to be discussed with incredible passion across the Battlefield Community. We’ve talked a little about it previously, but we’re now in a position where we can give you a more complete update.


Yes, take this as your confirmation that RSP is coming to Battlefield V and work is already underway.


The title of this Broadcast is “The Evolution of RSP” and that’s an important factor to consider. As we progress, we’ll be taking the RSP program as you know it and rebranding it as “Private Games”. 


We’ve got a lot of information to cover, but let’s hit the highlights first:
  • RSP is now rebranded as Private Games
  • It’s coming after this Summer
  • It will be available for all Battlefield V players
  • We plan to offer the base level of Private Games tools for FREE

Now let’s dive into the nuts and bolts of Private Games.


PRIVATE GAMES

We’ll be rolling out Private Games after this Summer to all Battlefield V owners, and development will evolve over time. Today, we want to detail what you can expect for the first release.

Private Games will grant you the ability to create your own Battlefield V server, directly from within the main menu, or through a browser via a new web service that we’re creating. The servers that you create will remain online while there are people playing on it. If no one is active on the server, it goes away. But don’t worry! With the server configs saved locally, the ability to quickly start a new Private Game or switch between various server setups will be available.


The servers you create will be located at the closet ping site to you and will be placed within our own server infrastructure.

There will be no cost for base level of Private Games tools, it will be free for everyone.

So, what’s in the box? 

For the first phase of Private Games, we’ve included some important “must-haves” as well as administration tools to let you control your server.
These are the features we plan on having live for Phase 1, but some items could be added or shifted to a later phase. We’ll definitely keep you informed over the coming months.


Core Functionality

  • Create private game from main menu
  • Set custom name for the server
  • Set description for the server
  • Password protect the server
  • Control what maps are used within the map rotation
  • Control what game modes are available
  • Control the number of players needed to break pre-round
  • Kick players from the current game
  • 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

Organization Options

  • Apply a pre-set config to a private game

    • Vanilla, Infantry only, DICE-authored etc.
  • Save your server settings as a custom preset so you can reapply at will
  • Have your name highlighted in chat if you’re the owner of the server
  • Administrate and manage server settings in the main menu or via our Private Games web portal
  • Have the description of your Private Game presented on the loading screen
  • Manually switch specific players between teams
  • Report private games in the advanced search screen

This is just the beginning. We’ll be following up with further updates, such as creating and managing lists of moderators, VIPs, and banned players, and more.



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE


What is the Community Development Initiative? 

Simply put, it’s building features and improvements in partnership with our passionate community – working hand-in-hand on the games we all love.


One of the core benefits of utilizing this Community Development Initiative for Private Games is that it allows us to build our features directly alongside all of you.
As we progress further down this road we will be engaging more with our community as to what you want to see included with Private Games. We know that this is a subject that you’re deeply passionate about, and we’re extremely grateful that you’ve put voice to that passion. 


At EA PLAY, we’ll be bringing you a Dev Talk, or, as they are now known, On the Battlefield. Here, we’ll answer some of the biggest questions we’ve been asked up until then and provide a status update on Private Games. We want to ensure that you’re up to date on what to expect, and when to expect it.


There will also be times when we bring the community into the studio to playtest and feedback on Private Games firsthand. We surfaced this at a recent Game Changer event and received a ton of great feedback which is already helping shape what we deliver and when. As we drive to improve communication and transparency – something our Community Development Initiative is founded on – we’ll ensure that those who join us for playtests and feedback sessions are armed with information to speak openly to you all about this feature, the progress we’re making, and the next steps in the development of Private Games.


Private Games is a feature that we’re committed to, and we look forward to talking to you more about this throughout this Summer.


There’s more to come, and thanks for being a part of the Battlefield journey with us.


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Comments

  • Hessuniemii
    968 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Can't wait this to be live!
  • rhelslootgames
    2 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    YES!!!!
  • Collision_TN
    194 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Free testing!
  • Billydoc1
    519 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    good....good...
  • EA_Atic
    18 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, EA Community Manager, Battlefield V
    Ohh this is going to be fun. :D 
  • Jamppu_Fi
    1 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Yes, Yes, Yes!!! Finally some good news for Communities, clans, content creators, competitive scene and battlefield enthusiatics! THANK YOU DICE!
  • Pioneer_from_ua
    9 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Cool!
  • iamwiener
    97 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    This sounds like these private servers will be unranked?
  • GRAW2ROBZ
    1697 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    So its listed in the server browser if people are in it?  But goes hidden when dead?  But it has to be a password server?  How we suppose to populate the server then?  Type in the server heading the password?  Also previous post mentioned the base level is free. Whats the higher end?  Similar prices of rent a server?  Free is nice but shame it cant be public.  Unless I miss  read it can be public without a password.  Yeah i'm sure plenty of clans tryout recruitment threads here will have a password and what region.  But still.  Will be tons of competition to populate servers if everyone has a free server.
  • TRMOC
    1 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    This is where the fun begins.
  • NLBartmaN
    3328 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Very good news, but I can't find a (unstable) ping limit/lag compensation setting, is it not there?
    Would really like to see that option.
  • Collision_TN
    194 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited May 7
    • Report private games in the advanced search screen

    Is it okay to kick (and in the future, ban) everyone except whitelisted (if any) to leave no chance for anyone to interrupt testing in a server you make that is not password-protected?
  • ElliotLH
    8405 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Great news.

    The bit stating that 'We plan to offer the base level of Private Games tools for FREE' sounds pretty good too.
  • mercenaryzxx
    8 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    well it was about time dice !!! lets make battlefield alive !!
  • FuT-Nuernberger
    15 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Battlefield 1 Member
    not going to work like this.
  • GRAW2ROBZ
    1697 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Yeah free is nice and don't wanna sound ungrateful.  FREE base server will be what exactly though?  Will it be ranked?  If its not ranked then that could be a hold up for anyone to join at all.  Will it be ranked and count towards TOW as well?  Free have player count dip like not 64 players or what?  Would of been nice if they specified whats in the not free version.  Would of pretty much answered everything.  Also says......


    "It’s coming after this Summer."    June 21 is Summer.  So anytime after that.  Time is ticking.  Also a password is a big hold up.  Unless you leave the password on the server name.  But then can anyone change the playlist without admin's permission?  It could be a pain to populate a free server when everyone is trying to do it.  Heck back in the day it was a pain to start a server up when we paid for it.  That's with money.  Now free and everyone possibly doing it.  It will be a pain to populate a server.  Besides handing out the password to everyone.  Unless i'm wrong and the password is for the admin to change the playlist and menu rules but open to join in without a password.  Then its gravy long as its ranked and counts towards weekly TOW's.

  • StrikerLeecy126
    44 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Hope there won't be noob admin kick me off when I'm in 70 kill streak with my beloved Blenheim MKI
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