⚠️ NOTICE ⚠️ These release notes are for the 1030 testing build, not to be confused with the actual (and upcoming) 1030 release.
If you have been looking closely, you may have noticed a new app showing right underneath the regular GROUND BRANCH entry in your Steam Library:
GROUND BRANCH CTE (Community Test Environment) is a separate install for those who want to test updates before the actual, official release.
Test updates may be less stable versions of the game and will generally require further testing and feedback before they go out to a larger audience. They may also contain feature ideas and game modes that may or may not make it into a main update or the final game, so keep that in mind when playing!
If you own GROUND BRANCH, you automatically own the CTE and are free to install it at any moment.
The advantage of having a separate install of the game for testing purposes (instead of using a Beta branch) is that you can always switch between versions without having to re-download. CTE too buggy? Simply close it and launch the regular game. Don’t want to worry about possibly unstable/buggy updates? Then save some storage space and keep only the regular game install. Want to compare versions? You can do so much more quickly with separate installs.
Today, we are rolling out our first actual CTE release: a testing build for the upcoming 1030 release. Before we get into what this update entails, a little disclaimer: Because CTE Build Updates will be more common, they will also be more concise and stripped-down than our usual release notes. If you’re looking for pretty pictures and prose, stand by for the official 1030 release!
You should now be able to host you own game lobby without the need to setup a dedicated server. To do that:
adminand press [Enter].
This is the area you are most likely to see an impact on performance. We’ll be optimizing levels as we have a larger pool of users to collect feedback from, so please be patient and let us know how things are running on your specs!
⚠️ REMINDER ⚠️ Keep in mind that all of the new features are a work in progress and subject to change. With that in mind, let's get that feedback going.
The changelist for this test build would be too massive to compile as it contains around 4 months worth of work. So we’re gonna have to skip it on this one and try to get one done for the next update.
See ya then!