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Battlefield 4 team recruits PC players to test fixes

"Community Test Environment" will target lag issues first

DICE is recruiting players to help test Battlefield 4 fixes before they roll out to the public, starting with work on the game's lag problems.

The "Community Test Environment" announced on the official Battlefield Official Blog Thursday reaches out to players who are interested in testing and providing feedback for potential updates.


"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," DICE said. "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."

The first wave of registrations for the CTE has already filled. Though DICE is only allowing Battlefield Premium members to register at the moment, it plans to expand in the future.

The CTE is currently planned only for PC players, who must download a separate client and connect to a special Battlelog. Revisions tested on the special servers will be rolled out to standard PC and console versions when possible.

Console players were given the ability to form squads with friends before matches begin on Monday. EA plans to reveal a "major new game" powered by Frostbite 3 at E3 2014.