'Battlefield 3' servers quadrupled by DICE

"Battlefield 3" servers quadrulped by DICE.

The number of servers for Battlefield 3 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have been quadrupled, developer DICE announced today.

"We have heard your wish for more official DICE servers," reads a statement on the official Battlefield blog, referencing player difficulty in connecting to standard Battlefield 3 matches.

Previously DICE removed most of its official servers and began allowing players to rent and customize their own, which became problematic in the game's Quick Match option. Players selecting the option would be dropped into one of several thousand unofficial fan servers with radically different rules from DICE's official ones. Soon after announcing in May that many of EA's servers would be replaced with privately-owned ones, player backlash pushed the developer to open more of its own servers for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.

"Note that you will still be able to get quick matched into any ranked server," reads the post. "For the best results if you want an official DICE server, please refer to the manual server browser and enter 'DICE' as a search term. If you go to the Server information screen, all official DICE servers will have the owner set to 'DICE.' Remember that you can favorite servers that you like so you can easily find them again on your next session."

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