The Rent-a-Server program is now live for Battlefield 4
for all console versions of the game. This allows players to rent out their own servers for the game, set up either public or private matches, and control all the various options for these. Everything from player count to map rotation will be customisable, meaning each player can create their own play style for their game.
The process of renting a server couldn't be easier. After loading the game, head to the multiplayer menu and click My Rented Servers. From this next menu, you can either rent a new server or check the ones you have already purchased. For a new server, you can pick the location and the duration of the rental. Once you have purchased the server, you can start altering and customising straight away.
Servers can be rented from one day up to 90 days and the prices are as follows -
• 1 day ($1.49)
• 7 days ($6.99)
• 30 days ($24.99)
• 90 days ($59.99)
Unfortunatly, the Rent-a-Server for Xbox One is already experiencing problems. Any servers already rented will still be valid, but not all features will be available. EA posted a response to these problems -
UPDATE 4/29: We have identified rental time issues with the Rent-a-Server Program release on Xbox One and have temporarily removed the feature as we investigate. The servers which were already rented will still be available for play, but admins may not be able to access all the management features at this time. As soon as a fix is in place we will announce its availability. If you rented any servers on Xbox One and are experiencing issues please contact EA Customer Support at http://help.ea.com
Please stay tuned to the blog for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.
As well as the Rent-a-Server going live, the update also includes a fix for the "Death Shield" bug, which causes killed enemies to form an impenetrable shield around themselves. This issue should now be fixed for all console versions of the game.