Battlefield 1 developer DICE has outlined the features it might add to the World War I shooter’s rent-a-server feature in the future. The developer listed these off in a blog post, beginning with a separate admin control panel that players can use to kick/ban players and form VIP lists, among other things.
The Kick/Ban tab will show a list of all players on a server; from there you’ll have the option to take action against them. Once a player is banned, they are put into a list of banned players, and you can choose to lift it later.
The VIP list is a list of players who get priority when there is a server queue. One example DICE provided was if you run a clan and members pitch in for the server cost, you can designate them as VIPs.
Another new feature DICE is thnking about is password-protected servers. The downside here is that it makes servers unranked, so no one would receive any experience or progression, though all equipment is available.
Here is a rundown of some of the new settings DICE is considering as well for rent-a-server, with descriptions written by DICE:
Squad Leader Spawn Only
- A popular setting from previous titles. We are looking to add this in a future update so server admins can set this on their server.
Behemoth On/Off toggle
- A new setting for admins where they can turn off the Behemoth from spawning on their servers.
Whole Magazine Reload
- A setting from previous Hardcore versions. Admins will have access to turn it on or off on their servers.
Also in the blog post, DICE said it’s considering redesigning the Battlefield 1 server browser. Right now, it doesn’t do enough to highlight rented servers, DICE admitted.
“In an effort to address this, we are looking into giving all rented servers priority in the server browser. This means that rented servers will always be displayed at the top of the server browser,” DICE explained.
Finally, DICE teased that there are “other functions” that the studio is considering that it’s “not ready to talk about just yet.” We’ll report back when more details are made available.
In other Battlefield 1 news, DICE this week released some concept art for the game’s first expansion, They Shall Not Pass, which comes out in March 2017.