The Community Test Environment (CTE) of Battlefield 1 has received a brand new update, bringing major changes to vehicles and combat.
Tanks and planes that lose partial functionality after receiving damage will now automatically be restored after reaching full health. Currently, on the live servers, vehicles retain broken parts even after being fully repaired. This should prevent confusion and frustration of having a healthy vehicle but still being unable to take advantage of a specific sitting slot. In addition, a bug has been squashed that would activate self-repair for a vehicle without any input after the player enters the driver-seat.
Under the category of combat, players can no longer deal damage while they are the victim of a melee take-down. They will instead be completely locked before the animation sequence begins, without any control whatsoever.
Another bug that allowed the placement of anti-tank mines on vehicles has been taken care of. Blur has been added around the scope of the Selbstlader 1906 Sniper variant while aiming. Most importantly, ammunition pouches speed up the resupply of grenades if the player is close by.
General improvements include the fixing of several descriptions of vehicle skins that would not show up during the customization menu. Sounds of rain falling will no longer play if it is not raining. The spectator mode has received a few tweaks to send proper squad information for watchers. In addition, the camera filters and depth-of-field settings can now be used while in player-view mode.
You can go through the complete patch notes here.
Most of the changes, if not all, should be part of the next mega update for Battlefield 1. According to the developer, the community can expect it to arrive later this month once everyone is done with the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Not to forget, EA Play 2017 will commence from tomorrow. We will be seeing the unveiling of In the Name of the Tsar, the second expansion pack of the game. Attendees will be able to play the new content while those at home must wait until “late summer” to get access.
As previously revealed, In the Name of the Tsar will introduce the Russian army in Battlefield 1. Players will experience the “brutality of combat” and the “bitter cold” of the Easter Front. As always, there will be new weapons and offensive options for everyone to arm themselves with.