Great news, South Africa! If you’ve been slaving away on Irish servers, grinding rank, and avoiding the myriad hilarious but killer bugs, worry no more. Battlefield 1 servers are now live and kicking on South African soil.
Game developer DICE, along with the southern tip of Africa, will also be implementing new servers in Hong Kong and Dubai.
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It’s been on the cards for a while, with DICE finally announcing the move in December 2016. But gamers (not at work) can take advantage of the local servers right now. They’ve been available since 10am.
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According to DICE’s Alexander Hassoon, everyone on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One can access the servers. They should be available from the in-game server browser.
For some users, the servers haven’t yet been a boon.
“I see a couple of ‘Africa’ Servers, they all still have 160+ ping. Not worth playing, can’t connect to the servers at all, tells me that there’s a technical error or that I’m not allowed to connect to the server,” one user writes on the Battlefield forum.
Some however suggest that they’re seeing ping as low as 30ms.
“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,” Hassoon concludes.
The move comes just prior to the launch of the game’s paid-for expansion pack, They Shall Not Pass.
Update: Clarified server browser information, with additional sources added.