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Battlefield 2042 fans worried about Portal’s powerful ban feature

Battlefield 2042 allows custom servers to be made for free, but fans are worried that toxic admins will ruin the Portal experience.

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Battlefield 2042 fans are concerned that toxic admins will return in Portal, kicking and permanently banning players unfairly.

Custom servers are a Battlefield staple. Players could rent out their own servers and create their own map pool, rules, and custom options. Battlefield 2042 is taking this concept to the max with Portal, which allows players to change almost every aspect of the ruleset.

However, following the news that Portal admins can permanently ban players, fans are worried that “badmins” will return, kicking and banning players at will.

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely, they say. This can be true in Battlefield, where “badmins” have been known to kick and ban players for even the smallest infraction. This can be extremely frustrating, especially when trying to play some of the older, less populated titles such as Battlefield 3.

On the other side of the coin, toxic players and cheaters can ruin the experience for everyone on the server and deserve to be permanently banned. Because of this, DICE and Ripple Effect are allowing admins to deliver persistent player bans in Portal, so repeat offenders won’t be able to rejoin.

But this has led to some concern in the community. Reddit user Historical_Wrap_4584 posted to the Battlefield 2042 subreddit that they’re concerned that admin abuse and “ridiculous server rules” will return in Portal. They described how they have flashbacks of being kicked for simply killing the admin, or accidentally using a banned weapon and getting the boot.

Some players suggested that Portal should feature a server review feature. Then, there will be a punishment system for toxic admins. On the other hand, malicious players could leave unfair, poor reviews on servers.

While toxic admins may always be a problem, players noted that you shouldn’t be banned for accidentally using blacklisted weapons. Portal’s in-depth customization system will allow players to block certain weapons and items, so there’s no way you’ll accidentally use something that’s banned.

As with all previous Battlefield games, it’s about finding a community and server that you enjoy playing in; you wouldn’t want to rejoin a server with a “badmin” anyway. Of course, there will be the official Portal servers, too.

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