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DICE is killing Battlefield 1's CTE on console


 

Battlefield 1 might be nearing the end of its life-cycle, but developer DICE is still hoping to give players more stuff to get excited about in the form of several new weapon variants.

DICE recently updated Battlefield 1‘s community test environment (CTE) on PC and introduced eight new weapon variants for DLC weapons attached to the scout and assault classes.

A recent post on the Battlefield 1 CTE subreddit details these variants, which are for weapons available in the They Shall Not PassTurning Tides, and Apocalypse expansions.

Sjögren Inertial Slug

This variant fires slug shells, with a single projectile instead of buckshot like the factory version. It is equipped with lens sights.

Ribeyrolles 1918 Optical

This variant is equipped with lens sights and offers slightly better aimed accuracy at the cost of spread and recoil recovery.

Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16 Experimental

This variant has a different trigger group, giving it a 2-round burst fire mode with a very high fire rate (1200). It is equipped with lens sights and is more accurate than the storm variant of this weapon, though slightly more difficult to control.

M1917 Patrol Carbine

This variant is equipped with a mid-range scope, a first for the assault class, and offers improved aimed accuracy over the trench variant, at the cost of hipfire.

Type 38 Arisaka Patrol

This variant is equipped with a scope and offers improved accuracy while moving, similar to carbine variants.

Carcano Patrol Carbine

This variant is equipped with a scope and offers improved accuracy while moving, similar to carbine variants.

Ross MkIII Infantry

This is the plain, iron sights version of the Ross MkIII.

M1917 Enfield Silenced

This variant is equipped with a high-power scope and a silencer to reduce sound and flash. However, unlike sniper variants it has no bipod, and the suppressor prevents mounting a bayonet.

YouTuber JackFrags recently uploaded gameplay of all these weapon variants, and they definitely like fun twists on some of the most interesting weapons in the game:

In addition to these new weapon variants, DICE is also currently testing changes to the Volga River map in the Operations game mode in an attempt to make it more balanced for attacking players. Best of all, any PC player can join these test servers, as DICE is no longer requiring players to own Battlefield 1 Premium Pass in order to download the CTE.

Unfortunately, DICE won’t be testing these changes on the console CTE, as the developer is shutting down test servers on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, according to another post on the CTE subreddit. This follows the shutdown of Incursions’ test servers and can probably be attributed to DICE focusing its efforts more fully on the rumored World War II-set Battlefield V.

Battlefield 1 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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DICE is killing Battlefield 1’s CTE on console

It's easy come, easy go for Battlefield 1's console community, but PC players have new goodies.

By Michael Goroff | 03/15/2018 04:00 PM PT

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Battlefield 1 might be nearing the end of its life-cycle, but developer DICE is still hoping to give players more stuff to get excited about in the form of several new weapon variants.

DICE recently updated Battlefield 1‘s community test environment (CTE) on PC and introduced eight new weapon variants for DLC weapons attached to the scout and assault classes.

A recent post on the Battlefield 1 CTE subreddit details these variants, which are for weapons available in the They Shall Not PassTurning Tides, and Apocalypse expansions.

Sjögren Inertial Slug

This variant fires slug shells, with a single projectile instead of buckshot like the factory version. It is equipped with lens sights.

Ribeyrolles 1918 Optical

This variant is equipped with lens sights and offers slightly better aimed accuracy at the cost of spread and recoil recovery.

Maschinenpistole M1912/P.16 Experimental

This variant has a different trigger group, giving it a 2-round burst fire mode with a very high fire rate (1200). It is equipped with lens sights and is more accurate than the storm variant of this weapon, though slightly more difficult to control.

M1917 Patrol Carbine

This variant is equipped with a mid-range scope, a first for the assault class, and offers improved aimed accuracy over the trench variant, at the cost of hipfire.

Type 38 Arisaka Patrol

This variant is equipped with a scope and offers improved accuracy while moving, similar to carbine variants.

Carcano Patrol Carbine

This variant is equipped with a scope and offers improved accuracy while moving, similar to carbine variants.

Ross MkIII Infantry

This is the plain, iron sights version of the Ross MkIII.

M1917 Enfield Silenced

This variant is equipped with a high-power scope and a silencer to reduce sound and flash. However, unlike sniper variants it has no bipod, and the suppressor prevents mounting a bayonet.

YouTuber JackFrags recently uploaded gameplay of all these weapon variants, and they definitely like fun twists on some of the most interesting weapons in the game:

In addition to these new weapon variants, DICE is also currently testing changes to the Volga River map in the Operations game mode in an attempt to make it more balanced for attacking players. Best of all, any PC player can join these test servers, as DICE is no longer requiring players to own Battlefield 1 Premium Pass in order to download the CTE.

Unfortunately, DICE won’t be testing these changes on the console CTE, as the developer is shutting down test servers on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, according to another post on the CTE subreddit. This follows the shutdown of Incursions’ test servers and can probably be attributed to DICE focusing its efforts more fully on the rumored World War II-set Battlefield V.

Battlefield 1 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Read More


About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.