Battlefield 2042 Portal will feature persistent player bans in servers

Hamza Khalid
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Battlefield Portal will allow players more freedom in creating custom game modes, and the devs have reassured fans that this will also maintain server bans persistently.

Dice revealed that Battlefield 2042 will not have a battle royale mode at launch. Instead, you’ll get to enjoy Battlefield Portal, which will let you create your own game modes with classic maps, weapons, vehicles, and more.

However, giving players this much control over their Battlefield experience may result in a few not following the rules or making things difficult for teammates. Luckily, Battlefield Portal will feature consistent server bans.

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Senior Game Designer Rob Donovan spoke with The Loadout about Battlefield Portal. He made it clear that banned players will not return automatically after a server restart.

“We know that in past community games, you would ban someone, then the server goes down, and you’d have to ban them all over again,” said Donovan. “So we were able to reconfigure our banned list [for Portal] to be on the player themselves.”

The only way that banned players will be able to enter your server is if you decide to unban them yourself at some point.

This is reassuring since the return of banned players is an issue that’s been plaguing content creators who want to enjoy playing in their own custom game modes. In previous Battlefield titles, the ban would end with the server.

Now, players will no longer have to worry about troublesome players causing trouble for them again as soon as they start a new server. Hopefully, this will add up to a more pleasant playing experience.

These persistent player bans will also help server admins stop repeat offenders when it comes to hacking from being able to ever get back in their servers. With hacking being a major issue in games like Warzone, this will undoubtedly be a beneficial tool in making sure Battlefield 2042 is as cheat-free as possible.

If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, check out how to play in the Open Beta in September.

Image Credit: EA / DICE

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