Visceral Games has announced that Battlefield Hardline will receive its own Community Test Environment. This will allow fans to test new maps, gameplay fixes, and balance changes before they’re released to the general public.
Hardline’s CTE is modeled after Battlefield 4’s CTE. Select players will get to help Visceral Games test out new content and gameplay fixes before they’re released as patches. This testing extends to new content available in the upcoming expansion packs. In fact, the first thing Visceral wants players to test is one of the new maps in Criminal Activity, Battlefield Hardline’s first expansion pack. Other high priority items include netcode and bullet update improvements.
Much like Battlefield 4’s CTE, the Battlefield Hardline CTE will be PC-only. It’s likely PS4 and Xbox One owners will be left in the cold with Hardline’s CTE as Battlefield 4’s version never made it to consoles. Visceral Games will have more details on how to sign-up for the CTE very soon. In the meantime, the first patch that fixes Team Deathmatch spawning and weapon balancing has been deployed across all platforms.