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Community Broadcast: The Evolution of RSP

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Community Broadcast: The Evolution of RSP

Community Manager

The Rented Server Program, or RSP for short, is a topic that continues to be discussed with incredible passion across the BattlefieldCommunity. 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.



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.


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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I Can't wait for it...

Our awesome #FridayNightBattlefield will have own server, Community Events and many more.!

Thank you everyone at EA / DICE for this..
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★ Pro

Amazing news, I can't wait! Platoons like SAP and GAWA, among others, will finally be able to create awesome events they're known for. Competitive's future just got a whole lot brighter too!


A very important yet often overlooked aspect of RSP/Private Games is thr ability to choose a server to use (NA East is the best middleground for Europeans and NA's to play together lag wise) so I hope the premium/deluxe version will have that as an option.

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★★★ Guide

and on top of that FNB will be so much more organised... a regular server and great meet

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★★★★ Guide

Thanks RSP .High five

I am really looking forward to it.
I am looking forward to my own community events.

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★★★★★ Apprentice

Wow! This is the good news alot of people have been waiting for Standard smile i can’t wait !!! 


A big thank you to everyone that made this happen! 

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★★★★ Novice
First of all thank this great news, surely many people have made him happy.

On the other hand I would like to contribute ideas for the RSP program, in the personalization it should appear;

1.- add or remove sights / optics of all weapons (Minus sniper)
2.- Limit ROL (to avoid rounds in which there are 15 sniper in both teams.)
3.- Add several moderators to administer the server.
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