DICE launches Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment

CTEWTF over.

Interested in helping DICE fix their triple-A title (which many argue should be the duty DICE itself and not the players that spent $60) by beta testing upcoming patches? DICE has launched the Community Test Environment (CTE) which is available to BF4 Premium members only. It’s not clear if it will be expanded to console versions of the game as well. You can get involved by logging in to this website with your Origin ID, downloading the CTE game client and installing the Battlelog browser plug in.

The Community Test Environment (CTE) will provide passionate fans the chance to evolve Battlefield 4 with us and become a part of the development process. We’ll be able to test new ideas and solutions to current issues before we roll them out to all Battlefield players.

Among the first things we will work on is the “Netcode,” which is what the player experiences with the game world including player-to-player interactions like damage registration. This involves tweaking to the “tickrate” servers and networking in general.

By launching this new program, not only will we be able to address player feedback at an early stage, but also increase the overall quality of the game. We are excited to explore the possibilities together with you.

How to Access the CTE
This community program will be available on PC only. However, the goal is for our learnings to benefit all platforms when possible. To access the CTE, you will need to be a Battlefield 4 Premium member. Players will have to download a separate game client, then connect to an infrastructure and Battlelog version solely set up for testing purposes.

Initially, only Battlefield 4 Premium members will be able to opt-in, and there will be a limit to how many can join. We do have plans to expand to a larger player base in the future after we test this new program. If you feel that you want to provide constructive feedback to make Battlefield 4 an even better game – then you’re more than welcome to apply to the CTE.