Battlefield 3 to get new "Matches" feature

Battlefield 3 was released in October 2011 but the development team at Digital Illusions are still working on bringing new content to the modern military shooter. The team already has plans to release a number of downloadable content packs. This week, DICE revealed plans to offer serious multiplayer gamers a chance to add some more customized feature.

The upcoming addition, as explained in the official Battlefield blog, is called simply Matches. To use the feature, players must rent one of Battlefield 3's dedicated server. The blog states:

Once a dedicated server has been selected the Match host can set the Match name, start time, game mode, team size, and map rotations. After these preliminary decisions have been made, game settings are determined for the Match. Matches are completely customizable; an extensive list of settings including friendly fire, 3D spotting, squad-leader spawning, kill cam, health regeneration, a list of weapon unlocks that will be made available to players, and more can be set to exact specifications.

After that happens, players on the server can then split up into their preferred teams and start playing in the custom online game. They can also choose to start in a warm up period, where no points or kills are officially counted, before the match begins. There's no word on when the new Matches feature will be added to Battlefield 3.

Source: Official Battlefield blog | Image via EA

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