Battlefield 3 Server Browser Breakdown and Other Updates


Here’s the good news: the server browser for consoles has been revealed, and here comes the bad news: there will not be private matches on launch and DICE may be going back on their word to provide Battlefield 1943 to PS3 owners. It just seems to be a poor business move by EA to come out and say this info a few days before release. Needless to say, EA came out and said:“The Limited Edition will not come with BF1943, but with the Back to Karkand expansion.” It seems either they have taken back their original promise, or will include it at a later date for us PS3 owners. Hopefully we’ll get more clarification very soon.

Moving on to the server browser which seems to be promising and is only available to console versions of the game.
Once you get into the multiplayer screen you’ll have 3 options, leaderboards, quick match, and server browser.
Inside the server browser option, you can browse between, friends, history, favorites, and search. Within the list of servers, you will find the name, the number of max players, the map, the mode, it’s rank, and it’s ping. Along with joining, you have the option to refresh, and show filter.
In what seems to be the filter screen, it’s possible to specify max players, choose your mode, choose your map, choose your preset (this includes normal, hardcore, and infantry), choose whether the match will be ranked or not, and lastly, choose your region. The regions listed so far are Europe, West US, East US, South US, Japan, and Australia. You can also view running games from Official EA servers, and choose not to display full servers.
In the screen detailing server information, it will show you all the basic information on the left, while on the right, you can find a much more detailed list of presets. This includes things like friendly fire, regenerative health, only squad leader spawn, and much more.

DICE seems to have really stepped up with this new feature and I can’t wait to try it out tomorrow. Can’t wait to see you all on the battlfield. Until then, stay frosty my friends.


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


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  1. #1 by Jason on October 24th, 2011 [ 26366 Points ]

    Get this on onlive if you want to play 128 vs 128 flawlessly people.

  2. #2 by Cheeto on October 24th, 2011

    Perfect timing Ace, I had no idea how the menus work, but now I do. good stuff mate. Good to see you taking time off school lol

  3. #3 by dragon290513 on October 24th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    so the pc version still have to be browser based? this sucks man

  4. #4 by Ace on October 24th, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

    Cheeto: Perfect timing Ace, I had no idea how the menus work, but now I do. good stuff mate. Good to see you taking time off school lol  

    I was “sick” shhhhhhhh.

    dragon290513: so the pc version still have to be browser based? this sucks man  

    Yes indeed, PC won’t have server browser at launch, now if EA adds it later on that still hasn’t been specified. PC users will have to use origin and launch thru battlelog. Which isn’t a bad thing IMO. Battlelog is smooth and enjoyable to use.

  5. #5 by Kane112 on October 24th, 2011 [ 34397 Points ]

    ah cant wait for this i hope the ups guy gets here early

  6. #6 by Jason on October 27th, 2011 [ 26366 Points ]

    dragon290513: so the pc version still have to be browser based? this sucks man  

    Why would being able to ping faster servers with custom settings matched to your liking be a bad thing?!?!?!?!?!??????????

  7. #7 by Pedro on October 27th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    @Jason, I thought you were playing this on PC.

  8. #8 by wolfkin on October 31st, 2011 [ 6633 Points ]

    i’m not saying EVERY games needs a server browser but man it’s nice to know that if I buy this game next year and noone’s playing B/c Battlefield : *insert word here* is out I’ll be able to find those 3-14 other people who still play. There’s a method in there.. unlike YDKJ I tried to play last night and it just says “no games” that’s not helpful.


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