Upcoming Battlefield 4 DLC remagines Battlefield 2's Dragon Valley map
The final DLC for Battlefield 4 will feature one of the series' most beloved maps from Battlefield 2, Dragon Valley.
In an update to its Battlelog, game developer DICE outlined how Battlefield 4: Legacy Operations would improve on the original Dragon Valley map by taking advantage of current-generation hardware capabilities. It also included a gameplay video of the new map (see above).
The draw distance of the map will be far greater than that of Battlefield 2, allowing for a more realistic Chinese river valley environment. The increased draw distance also allows for a "dynamic cloud layer" that players on the ground will be unable to see through. Aerial dogfights will be "more intense" as aircraft can fly in and out of the layer.
The increased draw distance also allows for a "dynamic cloud layer" that players on the ground will be unable to see through. Aerial dogfights will be more intense as aircraft can fly in and out of the layer.
DICE's update also mentions that Dragon Valley will have destructible and repairable bridges and that the map will have Rush game mode, unlike its Battlefield predecessor.
At the end of its blog post, DICE states that Legacy Operations will only be available for PC and current-generation consoles, as they wanted to "focus on the more powerful platforms" in order to make levels on "a larger scale". However DICE will continue to provide critical updates for Battlefield 4 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
DICE has not announced a release date for Battlefield 4: Legacy Operations yet, but says that the DLC will accompany the game's Holiday Update later this year.