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Battlefield 4 rent-a-server feature available on consoles

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The rent-a-server program for console versions of Battlefield 4 began rolling out today, according to a post on the official Battlefield blog, allowing users to set up private and public Battlefield 4 servers.

Initially only available for Windows PC versions of the game, community manager "EA_Stive" teased the impending Battlefield 4 rent-a-server functionality for consoles on the Battlelog forums last month. The program lets admins dictate server settings such as private or public, server location, map and mode rotations.

Server rentals begin at $1.49 for one day, $6.99 for seven days, $24.99 for 30 days and up to $59.99 for 90 days. Players can rent and manage their servers by selecting "My Rented Servers" in the Multiplayer menu. A limited amount of servers will initially be available during the program's soft launch but the figure will gradually increase.

At the time of writing, the feature has been temporarily disabled for the Xbox One due to rental time issues, according to an update on the post. Servers that were actively rented will still be available for play, but admins will not have access to all management features while the program is disabled.

A server update also rolled out today that introduced general stability improvements and a fix for the "Death Shield" bug, an issue which caused a weapons fire-blocking invisible "shield" to form around killed enemies.