Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC Detailed
Developer DICE revealed some interesting details on the next upcoming DLC expansion for their recent first-person shooter Battlefield 4. Naval Strike, the third content pack, will feature some incredible content, including a reimagining of the Titan game mode from Battlefield 2142.
Premium subscribers to Battlefield 4 will be able to download Naval Strike in late March. The rest of the world will have to wait a little longer. DICE gave some details on the upcoming content:
Experience Dynamic Ocean Combat
Features four all-new maps set in the South China Sea:
“Blow open a crashed passenger plane and capture fishing villages across the tropical Lost Islands. Drop a submarine on your foes as you infiltrate a naval base or rush between shipping docks and rocky islands on the massive Wave Breaker map. Wage war across stormy seas in the largest ocean stretch in a Battlefield map yet with Nansha Strike. Storm an abandoned cliff-side resort, or get lost in the breathtaking vistas in Operation Mortar.”
Naval Strike also introduces: five new weapons, the amphibious hovercraft vehicle, ten assignments and the all-new Carrier Assault mode, which is an homage to the fan-favorite, Titan mode from Battlefield 2142.
• 4 all-new multiplayer maps set in the South China Sea: Lost Islands, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker & Operation Mortar
• 5 weapons all-new to Battlefield 4
• Introducing the amphibious hovercraft vehicle
• 2 additional gadgets
- 3GL (3 grenade launcher) attachment for the Assault class
- Anti-Heli Mine; an aircraft disabling projectile for the Engineer class
• Carrier Assault game mode which is a re-imagining of the classic Battlefield 2142 Titan Mode
• 10 new assignments with unlocks for each
Premium users will get their hands on the content two weeks early, though the state of Battlefield 4 made it hard to make a decision to pay the extra cash. DICE has been working hard to rectify issues and the game is in a pretty good place at the moment.
Those who do not subscribe to Premium will most likely need to pay around $14.99 for Naval Strike when it is released. Only you can decide if that is money well spent or not, though the new maps and weapons definitely don't hurt that decision.
The second DLC expansion, Second Assault, will be available on February 18th on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360. Xbox One users received the content early in November as a timed exclusive. Second Assault features fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 3, redone for Frostbite 3 and Battlefield 4's Levolution feature.