Battlefield 3 getting arranged matches

To give the Battlefield 3 competitive scene a helping hand, DICE is working on a new 'Matches' feature that lets players set up and schedule closed servers for their bouts. It'll all run through the Battlelog, but you'll need to be renting a dedicated server.

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To give the Battlefield 3 competitive scene a helping hand, DICE is working on a new 'Matches' feature that lets players set up and schedule closed servers for their bouts. It'll all run through the Battlelog, but you'll need to be renting a dedicated server.

"Players will be able to coordinate Matches for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 through the Battlelog," community manager Ian Tornay explains on the Battlefield blog. "To coordinate a Match a player must be actively renting a dedicated server. Once a dedicated server has been selected the Match host can set the Match name, start time, game mode, team size, and map rotations."

You can also set rosters, so only certain players are allowed in. Then there are options to tweak and fiddle with settings from friendly fire and available unlocks to health regeneration and squad leader spawning.

There's no word yet on when the Matches feature will launch.

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    July 6, 2012 6:50 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Battlefield 3 getting arranged matches.

    To give the Battlefield 3 competitive scene a helping hand, DICE is working on a new 'Matches' feature that lets players set up and schedule closed servers for their bouts. It'll all run through the Battlelog, but you'll need to be renting a dedicated server.

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      July 6, 2012 6:03 PM

      Too bad the real competitive teams have left this CoD of Battlefield. The best pilots from BF2 hated the simplifying of the physics where anyone can now fly with ease, game, top tankers thought the regen and disabling was stupid, and any advice they would give to DICE to fix the dumbing down of the game, since Alpha, they would do the opposite.

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        July 6, 2012 10:54 PM

        Winge winge, the aim is for fun, plain and simple. Not to make things frustratingly hard.

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          July 6, 2012 11:25 PM

          I believe it is "whine whine" and you are an asshole. Chal-lenge, a call or summons to engage in contest. I don't see anybody being competitive over the game without DICE intervening. This is cold black kaiser majik and it will not flourish.

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