We’re taking the next step in advancing online competitive play in the Battlefield 3 community. The “Matches” feature will allow players to coordinate competitive multiplayer sessions with their friends and squad members. Battlefield 3 players will be able to select the time, server, game settings, and roster for their Matches creating a controlled and definitive environment for competitive play.

Players will be able to coordinate Matches for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 through the Battlelog. To coordinate a Match a player must be actively renting a dedicated server. Once a dedicated server has been selected the Match host can set the Match name, start time, game mode, team size, and map rotations.

The matches feature is being gradually rolled out and should not take too long for it to show up.

For more information on matches, check out our Battlefield Blog on: http://blogs.battlefield.com/2012/07/matches-feature-coming-to-battlefield-3/

Comments (328)

Yeeah, I've been waiting for this!! =D Nice job!
will we get dogtags for this?
Waht about restricted lives? will this be a feature for TDM matches.
33
They officially confirmed they are not working on a battlerecorder. BF3 will not have Battlerecorder.
WOOT 4TH PAGE
34
For join in a match i must be invited?
Great, more rules by private servers.
I love it.. "Matches is now live!" followed by "The matches feature is being gradually rolled out and should not take too long for it to show up."
so like the nerd olympics? im in!
please change the set up so we can pick 3 maps instead of 2 - 2 makes no sense at all - best of 3????
any one want to get in on a match give me a shout.
NICE
45th :P
Not increase the number of tickets. This is very bad.
A couple of questions for anyone from DICE. Firstly, if you are the match host and you setup a 6 vs 6 match, will the match still be able to be played if either of the following happens: 1 - The host cannot make the match but everyone else does. 2 - Less than 6 people per side show up to the match. Really need to know this ASAP. Thanks.
Awesome!
Anyway the settings can default to those of a normal ranked server?
Hii
Watch out we got a badass over here
876th! (Usual shit)
Ok cool and stuff BUT BRING IN SPECMODE
why 2 map limited ?????
So....... when are we going to get a new trailer? i want to get a sneak peak at Armored Kill
SPECMODE!!!!!!
make real dedicated servers that we can host ourself instead of renting them and getting more money out of our pockets again! Battlerecorder is also something that should be implemented... The public asks you should deliver Battlerecorder is acutally a winner for you guys. People will make nice and not so nice movies with the feature and tada more publicity for you and more sales! More money in the pockets for you !
finally ...
We are Ready for Match with any CLAN !! for start match you should add me or add our leader. ****** WE WAITING FOR YOU ******
We are Ready for Match with any CLAN on Xbox 360 !! for start match you should add me or add our leader. ****** WE WAITING FOR YOU ******

Top stories

New Battlefield apparel at the DICE Store
3 months ago 260 comments
Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on March 25
4 months ago 128 comments
Battlefield 4 Second Assault Rolling Out
4 months ago 121 comments

Highlights

Tour of the Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Maps
8 months ago 138 comments