Battlefield 4 won’t feature mod support
DICE has confirmed that the upcoming Battlefield 4 will not feature mod support. Just like its predecessor, modders will have to look elsewhere if they’re interested in contributing their own game designs.
DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson confirmed to PC Gamer that Battlefield 4 will not ship with mod tools and that no mod tools are planned for the game. Troedsson says that the Frostbite engine is complex and they have to be careful about which parts of the engine they allow to the public. The Frostbite engine also contains third party middleware that cannot be easily shared freely with the modding community.
However, Troedsson did add slip in politically correct answer, saying that they would “like to see more player created content” in Battlefield 4. Which is impossible, since there is no way to add “player created content”. He added that they wouldn’t release mod tools unless they could do it “100%” and stand behind it.
At this point in time, it looks like modders will have to go elsewhere. Troedsson concluded that modding could be possible in future versions of Battlefield.