CTE Prototypes – Patch #28 - Audio cleanup!!

Today we have a bunch of great improvements and fixes for you guys! Please help us test the new Stealth Jet and “Random callouts” changes!


Out first pass at improving the random callouts in the game that was active on the CTE prior has now been revisited and based on your feedback we now have a new improved system implemented! The reasoning is two things: We want to keep the battlefield sounding interesting (not silent), and we want to make gameplay aspects less random with this solution.

VO: Autotrigger and Comrose Callouts

Autotrigger lines are gameplay lines that get called automatically by the game based on an event. Comrose lines are explicitly triggered by the player via the comrose menu.

You should NOT hear these Autotrigger lines from the enemy team:




LeavingArea (leaving playable space)





LookAtRankUp (complimenting a team member at ranking up)





Fire – (someone firing their weapon)

C4 Placing

Detonating C4



You might hear these Autotrigger lines from the enemy team:


ExplosionClose (when surviving a near explosion)




Note: The enemy soldier may hear comrose lines if the line is not radio-ized.


These are changes in this patch:

Stealth Jets: Pass 2

Increased gravity

Increased Engine power

Reduced crawl speed

Increased afterburner recharge time

Corrected tiny inconsistency in landing gear retract logic across all jets

Intent: Give the jets a higher average speed, make taking off and landing easier, Make the AB more of a limited resource

Lumphini Garden Levelution fixes

Fixed an issue where some sounds potentially was playing twice during the mudslide

Operation Whiteout fixes

Added metalsheet destruct SFX to weatherstation type buildings

Adjusted transitional doorway, garage and cave wind locators

Adjusted ice-land sound areas

Changed steam SFX to loop until VFX dissapears

Updated Scout Elite’s bolting time

To prevent animation issues when mashing the trigger. Increased bolting time to 1.02 seconds.

Testrange improvements

Fix to add hit indicators to targets.

Changed wooden bridge to concrete to prevent destruction by hovertank.

Added dirtbike and buggy to DLC island. Added “scrubcannon” to emplacements. The railgun does damage the targets, but not exactly the way that the live environment would handle it. You’ll get hitmarkers because of the direct impact but not the additional explosion. Three railgun hits will take down a target. There’s no way around this unfortunately.

Fix to make autoloader function properly on affected vehicles

STL JET: 20mm, 30mm

MAA: 30mm

IFV: Canister rounds

FAC: 30mm HEAT, Burst

Infiltration of Shanghai

Disabled the initial team ownership (single elimination), new vehicle layout – give us feedback!

Added character and vehicle lighting to IRNV and SOFLAM VEs

First pass thermal tuning for vehicles

Shortened range of Night Vision character lighting. Everything is around 100 now. Vehicles can see slightly farther and FLIR sees slightly farther than IRNV.

Added first pass headlights to vehicles (this will temporarily be happening on all maps – this will be fixed)

All store signs (backlit ones) should now be destructible

Most all ceiling and wall lights should now work and be destructible

/r/battlefield_4 Thread Link - cte.battlelog.com