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Battlefield Hardline Community Test Environment Now Live On PC

by William Schwartz


EA and Visceral Games have recently announced that the Community Test Environment feature, that they used to balance Battlefield 4, is now available for the PC version of Battlefield Hardline.

The Battlefield Hardline Community Test Environment, or CTE for short, is “to test fixes for gameplay, fine-tune balancing, and try out upcoming content before it gets into the game.” The CTE allows dedicated fans of the game to work with the developers to improve the game, while getting the opportunity to see some new content first.

Although only available for PC the Community Test Environment is aimed at making some improvements on all platforms. EA has commented on the matter; “This community program will be playable on PC only. However, the goal is for our learnings to benefit all platforms when possible.” The first goal for the CTE is to improve the Netcode for the Downtown map, something which should be able to help all platforms of the game.

To be able to access the CTE you will need to be a Battlefield Hardline Premium member on PC or either console. If you tick this box follow these steps, as stated by EA:

  1. Visit
  2. Click Sign-up to join the Community Test Environment.
  3. Read and accept the Terms of Service and Agreement
  4. Log into Origin with your existing account username and password
  5. Start Origin and download the new Battlefield Hardline CTE game client that now should be visible in the My Games library.
  6. Install the Battlelog browser plugin when prompted, or use the orange arrow icon on the top menu bar.
  7. Make certain that your browser is not blocking pop-ups. Check the browser address bar to unblock Battlelog if so.
  8. Review the CTE Guide pop-up.

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