In the most recent update to hit Battlefield 4‘s Community Test Environment, developer’s behind the military shooter are cracking down on a number of annoyances like HUD clutter and character head flinching.
Users participating in the CTE have begun noting some of the new options the studio has introduced to Battlefield 4’s menus that allow players to tweak and customize the in-game heads-up-display to varying degrees. HUD clutter has been a notable issue since Battlefield 3, especially in modes with five or more objective markers and large player counts, so it’s about time efforts are being focused in this area. Improvements have already been spotted in Visceral Games’ upcoming Battlefield Hardline — some HUD elements now disappear when aiming down sight — but DICE is now working to include these in Battlefield 4 via testing in the CTE.
Head bobbing has also been reduced, meaning you’ll have an easier time landing head shots on enemies behind cover.
HUD improvements, head flinching, and tweaks to other elements of the game were recently mentioned in a Battlefield Blog post as fixes coming to Battlefield 4 in a future update. Now, thanks to members of the Battlefield community and participants of the CTE, we’re getting a better look at the specifics via footage of the new changes. Above, we’ve included footage from Harri Does Gaming who goes over some of these improvements, while another vid from XfactorGaming below goes into specifics with some of the new HUD options.
Earlier, the studio also made a few note-worthy tweaks to Battlefield 4’s suppression system in the CTE, which are certainly for the better. You’ll find the details right here.
Keep them improvements coming, DICE. It might have been a long time coming, but with every update, it looks like we’re getting closer and closer to the Battlefield 4 we’ve always wanted.