Electronics Arts has let it slip that Battlefield 4 players will soon be able to rent their own servers. When this is due to happen is still unknown; but it will likely be when EA is able to ensure the server shortages that Battlefield 3 experienced are not repeated.
The information was revealed in the Battlefield 4 forums as a response to a query about rented servers for the PlayStation 4. Battlelog manager EA_Stiv commented, “Indeed, it is coming. I’m afraid we don’t have any information on this quite yet, but it is coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled on the Control Room and Battlefield blog, as those are most likely where you’ll see it announced first.”
However, the server issues that have plagued Battlefield 4 since its launch are not yet fully resolved; and it might be likely that any plans for rented servers will have to wait until DICE manages to fix the major issues. Although these issues have not affected the planned release of any DLC.