Battlefield 3 screenshot
Battlefield 3 screenshot

A massive PlayStation 3 game update for Battlefield 3 has rolled out today, promising a more stable, fairer, and more balanced experience. Just start your game to get prompted for the 1GB update.

The update also brings with it the ability to rent dedicated servers on your console.

"Want to enable friendly fire? Done. Want to only allow spawning on your squad leader? Make it happen. Like health regeneration, but not 3D spotting? You get the idea. Your server, your rules," explained Ian Tornay, Battlefield 3 community manager at EA Games. "And if you want to keep things exclusive put a 'bouncer' out front; give your friends VIP status so they can cut to the front of the queue when joining, or keep unwanted players out by banning them."

You'll be able to rent servers for periods of one day (€1.49), seven days (€6.99), 30 days (€24.99), or 90 days (€59.99).

In order to ensure a stable experience for everyone, EA and DICE will be ramping up capacity as the week progresses. If you can't rent a server today, check back over the course of the week.

And server rentals isn't the only new feature introduced by the latest update. Back to Karkand owners are also getting a new Conquest Assault variant. This new mode offers a more tactical experience including a mobile anti-air spawn at the Beach base.

Shortcut items are also new, making it possible to part with cash to unlock items which would otherwise be off limits.

The update rolls out on Xbox 360 soon.

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draytone's Avatar


Haha, yeah I'm absolutely turd but I still have fun. I tend to kill, then get killed and occasionally I have a really good few rounds.
Posted 13:51 on 28 March 2012
dazzadavie's Avatar

dazzadavie@ draytone

We'll be able to once we get the new patch.
Saw you in our game last time I played, very shocking rounds with some very shocking kills going on.
Posted 12:58 on 28 March 2012
draytone's Avatar


Are there 360 server rentals? I never notice the name of the server when joining a game. It's steps like this that move console gaming a bit closer to PC gaming.
Posted 12:38 on 28 March 2012
Sket1234's Avatar


Just like to say credit to dice and ea this patch has made the game run so smoothly with a nice amount of very noticeable tweaks few bass parts size and you have to redownload back to karkland but I will take that for the vast improvement in the game
Bring on BF3
Posted 17:09 on 27 March 2012

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