ESB Council #8 – Auto-rotation

Keeping/Removing Auto-Rotation from ESB rules

As many of you know, with the Battlefield 4 Winter Patch, a much wanted feature was given to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players, the ability to turn on/off the Aim Assist auto-rotation in private servers.

Now this is ideally something every competitive console player would want, as it should increase the skill gap between a lot of players. There are however a few pros and cons that need to be considered before making this decision final and incorporating it in the official ESB Rules which so many teams now use.

The two major problems with turning Auto-Rotation off are Mouse and Keyboard users and the fact the game has been out for so long already. For M/K players who use converters such as the XIM, having to face players without aim assist will make such encounters even more unfair than they currently are, and since this is currently a fairly big problem in the community, notably in the 5v5 scene, this is something to consider.

The second biggest problem, is that the majority of players have been using the Auto-Rotation feature since the game released, which means that for over 500 days most people have been practicing with this feature present in the game. So should it all of a sudden be removed and force people to adapt? Should it be kept until the feature is available in Hardline as well?

However, don’t we want to stop the L1R1/LTRT spam that some players abuse? Don’t we want to increase the skill gap required? Should players rely so heavily on these features in the competitive scene?

We want to know what all the teams think about this, discuss this, and then have a vote with all the teams that will attend the meeting in order to come to a final decision as one community. You will find out all the meeting details and how to sign-up below.

When is the meeting?

The meeting will be held on Saturday March 21st at 4pm EDT / 9pm CET.

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How does my team attend?

This ESB Council is open to all active competitive Xbox One and PlayStation 4 teams. Each Team will be allowed 1 to send one fix representative to each council. This means hundreds of teams are eligible to attend.

The ESB Councils happen over TeamSpeak 3 (Download Link Here).

You may find the official ESB TS3 adress in our website footer.

Every team who wishes to attend must send us an email at with the Subject – ESB Council. Each team will have to include in the email:

  • Team Name:
  • Team Battlelog:
  • Representative Name:
  • Representative Battlelog:

Please make sure that you name on TeamSpeak3 matches your battlelog name when you join our server or you will not be moved to the correct channel for the meeting.

For this meeting 30 slots will be available for teams, and we will give the actively competing teams priority over inactive ones. Confirmation emails will be sent to each team applying once they are confirmed.