Battlefield 4 Getting Community-Made Maps, New Winter Patch In The Works

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Ever wanted to create your own Battlefield map? The team at DICE LA are giving fans the chance to do just that with a new Battlefield 4 initiative called the Community Map Project.

“We plan to release new [Battlefield 4] content in a slightly different way, always with our ear to the ground and enhancing the game based on your feedback,” wrote Creative Director Thomas Andersson in a recent blog update. “Expect game updates and tweaks, but also bigger content drops.”

The first of these drops is a Community Map developed side-by-side with Battlefield 4 fans. “Together with our development team, you will get to shape a playable map based on your input and expertise on what makes a fun multiplayer level, Andersson explained. “This map will then be tested and tweaked in the CTE (Community Test Environment), available for Battlefield 4 Premium members.”

The map will be released on all platforms, but before it makes its way to launch, developers at DICE LA will share behind-the-scenes details of the development process and will deploy weekly CTE updates for testing, so keep your eyes on the official CTE forums.

This March, the studio also plans to launch Battlefield 4’s “Winter Patch”, which Andersson says will focus on netcode and soldier collision. It will also make tweaks to Battlefield 4’s Squad Obliteration, making it “the lead competitive game mode” for the title.

“In case you haven’t had the chance to try it yourself yet, Squad Obliteration features two five-player teams fighting for possession of a bomb on the map. Your goal is to destroy two out of three enemy bases with these bombs to win,” says Andersson. “Our ambition with Squad Obliteration is to create something fast and challenging for the players and an entertaining experience for those who watch the matches.”

Check out the developer diary above for more details and be sure to keep your sights on MP1st for more Battlefield news.

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