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Make a map with DICE in Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 community map

Despite its name, last year’s Final Stand is not the end point in the development of the once wonky, now apparently improved shooter. DICE plans to continue throwing new content at the game, from game updates to big content packs.

One of those updates will be a map, designed by DICE in collaboration with the community. It’s an extension of the Community Test Environment, with players being promised a chance to shape the map through testing and feedback.

“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,” says creative director Thomas Andersson. Unfortunately, since that will be done through the CTE, it sounds like non-premium players will be left out in the cold.

Everyone will get to take the finished map for a spin, though, so the fruits of the testers’ labours can be enjoyed by even us non-premium plebeians.

A winter patch is also on its way. It arrives in March, the most wintry month in spring. As well as some tweaks to the netcode and soldier collision, the winter patch will make some changes to the Squad Obliteration mode.

“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,” says Andersson.