Battlefield 3 To Get Competitive Clan Battles With New Matches Feature
DICE brings features for better eSports management to BF3.
Published on Jul 6, 2012
It's amazing to think that Battlefield 3 is still receiving feature updates even this late into the game's life, but DICE is nothing if not determined.
Matches is the latest addition, bringing a new function to anyone who rents a server of their own that will enable them to set up and host specialised events for competitive play.
In other words, it's a system for those of you who enjoy MLG.
It's all done through Battlelog, but is compatible for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers. With Matches you can set a time, date, game mode, player count and map rotation, as well as specifying any restrictions for the match.
This means total customisation over friendly fire, 3D spotting, mini-map, squad-leader spawning and even which unlocks are possible.
There doesn't seem to be an option to deactivate particular weapons, however.
Matches won't start until all players are ready, providing a warm-up phase before the match begins proper. And once it's all over, the details of the session can be tracked from Battlelog and a winner declared.
It's an option that a fairly niche group of you might use, but one that most major competitive FPS games really need to include if they want to be played 'seriously'.
There's no details of a release date just yet, however.