Multi Star Wars: Battlefront won’t have server browsers on console

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It seems Star Wars: Battlefront on consoles will utilize a unique matchmaking system rather than server browsers.


Posting to the game’s Reddit community, community manager Matthew Everett stated that the game ” will not offer a server browser, but will utilize a new skill based matchmaking system”.

Whether or not this comment applies to the PC version as well is unclear, as Everett was responding to a question about the console versions. However, the wording of his response – which does not clarify – suggests that the PC version may not have server browsers either.

While DICE’s games have typically had server browsers on PC and console, it seems that Star Wars: Battlefront, which will go into beta in October, will have a new system. Hopefully we’ll have more details soon.

Thanks, Gamespot.

Source: Star Wars: Battlefront won’t have server browsers on console


As someone pointed out in the comments:

Stolen from GAF:

Things that are not possible without server browser:

- Playing on the same map over and over with the same group of people
- Playing custom rules/settings
- Playing private matches with friends
- Playing matches with a clan/large group
- Playing matches based on the current map, ping, number of players
- Playing matches on a server you control
- Banning cheaters or campers because you can't control the server
- Playing with the same people all the time on a specific server community
- Playing competitive matches organized between clans


Depending on how they implement the system, it could be a problem.
 

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This could go one of two ways...
 

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Down the shitter?
That would be the latter, meaning I'm out.

Hopefully, naively, it'll be the former though. The servers surely can't get worse on launch. A hahaha. :(
 

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Have you played many PS3/PS4 games at launch?
 

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Not sure it'll make a great deal of difference to me. On BF4 I hate having to use the server browser, it's awful....that's why I always let someone else do that job and I just follow them into the game.
 

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As long as it doesn't stop me from teaming up with friends I don't care.
That's my worry & whilst I understand the thinking behind it, also Journey's singular failing.
 

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As long as it doesn't stop me from teaming up with friends I don't care.
They can't be THAT stupid. If it's not possible to play with your friends in a team based game, this game will go down faster than I can spell "SERVER".
 

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A part of me thinks they're removing a boat load of these features so that they can reintroduce server rentals and try to get a positive response to that.
 

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I'm starting to think the force won't be strong with this one.
Here's hoping the "beta" is open to all and can restore all our faiths, because there is no way I'm splashing out for an online only game to just play with the Great Unwashed for ever and ever.
My guess and hope is that there'll be some sort of party system in place, like in Halo. Can they really believe people won't want to play with their friends?!?!
 

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I'm thinking we'll still be able to join friends but it may be the case that you can take a party into a server but any other friends will have to keep trying to join until there's a space.
 

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After the latest BF4 patch basically screwing the hit detection...AGAIN, i'm reluctant to buy this.

Even if they give us a Demo/Beta of the game to play and it runs flawlessly, you can pretty much guarantee they'll patch it to fix some minor bug or make some kind of balance adjustment and screw the whole frickin game.
 

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Here is my short video from last night before we got into a game 20 to 30 minutes later. Now try telling me we need a server browser. :roll:

 

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Gaming isn't fun when you have to wait for more than a minute between matches.
 
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