Premium Battle Pass owners will be able to host a permanent server and it will be visible in the search engine up to 7 days after the last recorded activity of a person playing.
Publisher Electronic Arts and development studio DICE have confirmed the arrival of permanent servers in Battlefield 2042 through a new post on the multiplayer first-person shooter’s official blog. As we can read in the statement, his intention is to launch the option to host permanent servers in Battlefield Portal as part of the 2.2 update so that players can create and lead their own communities, in addition to establishing their own rules of the game. . However, despite the fact that the arrival of this demanded function will make many happy, it has certain limitations.
For starters, only those players who own the Premium Battle Pass will be able to select the permanent server option when hosting a server. On the other hand, it has also been reported that only one permanent server can be hosted per account, in addition to the fact that these servers will only remain visible in the server browser until 7 days after the last recorded activity of a person playing on the server. Of course, it is highlighted that this value is subject to change depending on the feedback from the Battlefield 2042 community.
Remember that permanent servers keep the server visible within the server browser even without people actively playing. This allows communities to stay together on their favorite servers, without having to wait for the person who owns the server to connect and activate it.
The current functionalities when hosting a server within the Battlefield Portal will not be affected. This means that when you host a server, you will still be able to do the following:
- Enable cross play
- Allow people to follow a server
- Set a welcome and departure message
- Protect a server with a password
- Use admin features for hosting