In DICE’s older titles, PC players could rent Battlefield servers from any number of Ranked Server Providers (RSP’s) but adding consoles to that program wasn’t possible due to requirements from Sony and Microsoft. DICE then implemented Rent-A-Server which allowed consoles to have rented servers on demand and met the requirements outlined by the platform holders. DICE is continuing that with the announcement of the Battlefield 1 Rent-A-Server program.
Server rentals will be available directly from the in-game store on PC and console shortly after the game launches. DICE announced that handling the rental of servers through the Battlefield 1 Rent-A-Server program offers multiple benefits.
First off, we will be able to secure the quality of the actual hardware. Since the servers come from the same provider, it will give everyone the same uniform experience. Furthermore, if you have questions or need help, you will be able to reach out to EA Support directly instead of third party support.
Players who rent servers will have control of things like the server name, map rotation, game modes, gameplay settings and more.
Whether any of those settings allow you to increase the tick rate to reduce the likelihood of being shot round a corner is unknown.
Battlefield 1 launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 21st October 2016 or the 13th October 2016 if you are an EA Access or Origin Access subscriber on Xbox One and PC respectively.