Battlefield 4 is still not perfect and DICE are biting the bullet and getting the community involved to help sort the game.
This should have probably been done sooner but the Community Test Environment (CTE) will allow DICE to test “new ideas and solutions to current issues” before pushing them on to the live servers.
The first issue they want to tackle is one that’s been a real problem from the start, the Netcode.
The CTE is only going to be made available to Battlefield 4 Premium members who opt-in and DICE will be limiting the number of participants. This number will be increased eventually and here’s how players can get involved…
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.
- Visit http://cte.battlelog.com/bf4/communitytest/
- Read and accept the Terms of Service and Agreement
- Log into Origin with your existing account username and password (your account must have Premium activated in order to proceed)
- Start Origin and download the new Battlefield 4 CTE game client that now should be visible
- Install the Battlelog browser plugin
- Get familiar with the guidelines by visiting the Forums on http://cte.battlelog.com/bf4/forum/
You can read the whole update over on the Battlefield 4 Blog