Command and Conquer Remastered Private Game Lobbies Keep Out the Riff-Raff

Published: June 22, 2020 1:18 PM /


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Command and Conquer Remastered Private Lobbies are making their debut in the latest patch as a new feature for this revamped real-time strategy game.

As with most real-time strategy games, Command and Conquer Remastered lets you play multiplayer games. Thus far, pretty much anyone could hop into your game during setup; this made it a pain in the butt for people who just wanted to play a game or two with their friends.

Password-protected game lobbies are a pretty standard feature for RTS games and EA has finally resolved the problem with the addition of Private Lobbies in today's patch. That's not the only major change, though — this latest patch is likely to break some of the mods out there. Mod authors will probably have to update their mods, and mod users will have to follow a few specific steps to activate the updated mods:

  1. Disable the mod in the Mods menu.
  2. Unsubscribe from the mod in the in-game Workshop Mods Menu.
  3. Restart the game.
  4. Re-subscribe to the updated mod.
  5. Activate the updated mod and restart the game when prompted to do so.

And that should be it! The devs caution against not using any up-to-date mods as they may experience some issues.

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How Do I Use Command and Conquer Remastered Private Game Lobbies?

Making use of Private Lobbies in Command and Conquer Remastered is a pretty straightforward process. Here's how you get it done:

  1. The host must check the "Private Game" box on the setup screen.
  2. The host must then select a 4-digit passcode for the game.
  3. Anyone joining the game must use the passcode.
    • Players invited to the game by the host won't need to enter the passcode.

While many will surely welcome this new feature, this isn't all that's been added to the game — be sure to check out the full patch notes for today to see all of the changes!

This has been a great year for remasters and re-releases, so why not pick up one of the greatest real-time strategy games of all time? You can get Command and Conquer Remastered on Steam or Origin right now for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of Command and Conquer Remastered Private Game Lobbies? What other features would you like to see come to the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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