ESB Hardline Council #2 – Rules Part 2 & Rooftops


ESB Hardline Council #2 – Rules Part 2 & Rooftops

During this second ESB Council we would like to look at rules once more and start finalizing Rescue rules already. Our first Test Ruleset received mixed reactions from teams and players across the competitive scene, we would like teams to bring their ideas of what they believe should be added or removed from the current ruleset in order to keep improving it. We’d also like to discuss which rooftops should and which shouldn’t be banned in Rescue. We therefore invite teams that wish to attend to play a few scrims before the meeting if they haven’t already.

  • Improving the first Ruleset

The first Test Ruleset has now been out for a week and has received mixed reviews. A lot of teams have already tested it out, and have given us feedback, both positive and negative. One of the big topics regarding the current rules are Defibrillators. The Defibrillator ban has been the biggest topic of discussion, while it being in place specifically for Rescue, a single re-spawn game mode, a lot of teams have expressed a desire to keep defibrillators in as this is a Battlefield game after all.

There is still a good part of the community who approves of this ban in Rescue. A common example being used to explain this side of the argument is the following:

If i’m a Defender, who’s left on his own versus 3 enemy players in a 1v3 situation and I manage to kill 2 of them, now instead of going into a 1v1 situation both the players I just dropped get revived and I’m back in a 1v3 situation, and now I’m dead.

There are pros and cons to both allowing and removing defibrillators, come let us know what your thoughts on the subject are.

Another aspect of the Ruleset which some dislike is the Mechanic class being banned. Some agree with this ban due the current state of PDW’s, others have suggested just banning a few of the guns, while others said they should be limited to 1 per team. There are a few other topics people have brought up, and which will all be discussed during the upcoming Council. Make sure to bring all your ideas with you.

  • Which rooftops should be banned?

This is something a lot of teams have been waiting for. Certain roofs on Rescue ruin the map (on Riptide for Example), while others are just a normal part of it and banning them could possibly hurt the way the map plays. The feedback has been coming to us and we’ve been listening, we’d however like to discuss and vote on which should be banned during the meeting.


The meeting will be held on Sunday April 12th at 2pm EDT / 8pm CEST.

Click HERE to find out the exact meeting time in your location.


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. (For French teams, please check in the ESB France forums to find out when the next French Council is.)

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 fill in and submit the form below. A confirmation email will be sent to you within 24 hours of signing-up.

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 28 slots will be available for teams (14 for X1 and 14 for PS4), and we will give the actively competing teams priority over inactive ones. Confirmation emails will be sent to each team applying once their participation is confirmed.


Confirmed Teams

PlayStation 4

  1. ExertioN eSports
  2. InVictus eSport
  3. KaoS eSports
  4. Pronation
  5. Dutch Military Forces
  6. PredictioN
  7. Rise
  8. Show No Mercy
  9. (nXs) eXploit eSports
  10. Shock n Awe
  11. dN devastatioN
  12. Alpha Rangers Elite
  13. True Legends
  14. EMPTY

Xbox One

  1. AVR.Battlefield
  2. EMPTY
  3. EMPTY
  4. EMPTY
  5. EMPTY
  6. EMPTY
  7. EMPTY
  8. EMPTY
  9. EMPTY
  10. EMPTY
  11. EMPTY
  12. EMPTY
  13. EMPTY
  14. EMPTY