February 17, 2017
Today, DICE confirmed the go-live date and location of the Battlefield™ 1 online game server support coming to South Africa, Middle East, and Hong Kong.
The three new datacenters will be based in Johannesburg, Dubai, and Hong Kong, respectively, and will utilise the same type of high performance server hardware as the other regions running Battlefield 1 game servers. The servers will launch in these regions on Tuesday, February 21st between 08:00 and 13:00 UTC / 10:00am and 3:00pm Johannesburg / 12:00pm and 5:00pm GST / 4:00pm and 9:00pm Hong Kong . Once deployed, players in or close to these new regions will now enjoy online Multiplayer with lower latency than previously experienced.
“We heard the community feedback loud and clear, so we are thrilled to announce we are bringing online game servers in these three regions for our Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC players” said Alexander Hassoon, Producer at DICE. “We are committed to delivering the best experience for all our players worldwide and continue to monitor latency levels and geographical coverage for the Battlefield franchise.”
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