New Battlefield 4 Second Assault Details – Differences Between Old Vs. New Maps, Levolution and Vehicles

Battlefield YouTube personality LevelCapGaming, who has had a few hours of hands-on time with Battlefield 4‘s upcoming Second Assault expansion during a recent press event, is answering questions about the DLC via a posting on Reddit.

“So I just spent a few hours playing the 4 new second assault maps,” he writes. “Metro, Oman, Caspian and Firestorm. Metro looks great, with new paths, fire that spreads through the grass outside and the ability to kill the lights. Oman looks very similar except the beach is now super rocky providing good cover and the sand storm is crazy! Caspian’s new wall makes a big difference in the flow of vehicular combat. Firestorm is extremely fiery now. Lots of gas leaks that will kill people standing too close.”

He went on to answer a few questions about the DLC, revealing some of the key differences between the original Battlefield 3 maps and their newly reimagined Battlefield 4 variations.

Q: What are the vehicles on Oman? And does the US still spawn on the carrier? Oman was my fav map of all time so im super excited!!!A: There is still a carrier. Once the sandstorm starts you can’t even see it. Vehicles look the same as before, helicopters, jets, tanks, etc. Skid loader is back with vengeance. That thing has a crazy top speed now and you can operate the shovel. Skid loader = OP

Q: How is Metro now, is it more like OP Locker with more paths that prevents choke points (at least in 32p version of the map) or is it still the same clusterf*ck?

A: It will play very much like the old metro. But has a few more sneaky paths. Also the elevators work but none of this will change that good old clusterf*ck feeling of metro.

Q: Is Conquest on Metro still 3 flags? Or did they add another flag in the park area?

A: 3 flags on conquest. Also they blocked off some of the paths so it gets more narrow on conquest.

Q: Whats the Levolution event on each map?

A: So massive tower on caspian is a really cool event. Creates a bridge up to the D point area as we’ll. Oman is the sandstorm and I believe you can bring a crane down. I think metro is smaller levolution stuff like bringing down the ceiling. Firestorm you can destroy the giant pipeline creating a fiery hazard. I didn’t get to see it.

Q: Did the flag placement change? Are there any additional buildings on Oman. Is metro still the one tunnel only or can you go outside? What are the new assignments? Would be sweet if you could answer some.

A: Oman looks very similar buildings are almost identical with small changes. I didn’t see it but apparently you can bring down one of the construction cranes.

We’ll update this post if any further interesting comments arise. Be sure to stay tuned to MP1st tomorrow where we’ll have a round-up of Second Assault footage right here. There’s also a Second Assault live stream to keep an eye on with developers DICE LA.

Battlefield 4 Second Assault launches on the Xbox One first this Friday, November 22.

  • John Doe

    More narrow on Metro. LMFAO. You can keep that shit and shove it right up your Swedish ass DICE. No offense.

    • John Doe

      What did I even say?

    • John Doe

      I’m really dumb.

  • John Doe

    Lol I get ally shit from my mom. She’s a hardcore gamer!

  • mechcell

    Hell yeah, my Skid loader is back.

  • mechcell

    First outside part of Metro 2014.

    • Gannon

      That’s kinda depressing to me. I always enjoyed the look and feel of starting out a game of rush on that map. Nice and sunny.

    • Collision

      fake, else source

    • James Mulhall

      Why is it so dark and depressing? D: One of my biggest complaints about BF3 was the lack of colour, they fixed it somewhat in this game but its still not great. The outside of OP Metro looks like a dull version of TLOU. :/

      • mechcell

        post nuclear war-ish.

        • James Mulhall

          I didn’t know that at the time. But I’d still prefer if they cut the crap and just gave the map colour, nobody forced them to make the map relate anyway to the BF3 story. :/

          • DerpSlayer

            oh shut up

            • James Mulhall

              What exactly did I do wrong? Do I say something wrong about a game that idiots like yourself overlook flaws on? Go fanboy somewhere else.

          • 3RDRANGER

            Well, at least be glad that the blue tint isn’t coming back from BF3.

    • uwantSAM0A

      Dat gritty reboot

  • SamRock

    I watched the Second Assualt interview with Patrick Bach by FTW.

    The maps layout look similar to BF3. Only big change I noticed was that Oman and OF now look extremely “Wake Island”ish gloomy! Now that’s sad.. The dull weather for Wake Island just killed the map for me.

    Also its sad that DICE is still keeping Metro at 3 flags.

    • There was hardly anything “vibrant” about Operation Firestorm to begin with

      • SamRock

        Wrong.. OF and Oman were sunny and vibrant. Those are desert maps and are supposed to look sunny as they do now on BF3!

        But on BF4 it looks like a thick cloud is waiting to break on the whole map.

    • SangheiliSpecOp

      Glad I’m not the only one that thought Wake Island turned from a vibrant and “happy” map to one that was gloomy and depressing XD

    • SamRock

      Screenshot to prove my point above

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  • theplantain

    dat skid loader!!

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  • Alex Scott

    They need Grand Bazaar and Seine Crossing back – those two + metro were amazing 5v5 eSport maps. And 4v4 SQR.

    • softgrip

      Agree! Both those maps were really something special!

  • mechcell

    C flag on Metro 2014.

    • zacflame

      They fucking Nuketown 2025’d it…

  • Karmmaguitar

    Shit they are copy/pasting so much, I think the only map with noticeable differences is Caspian Border. I can’t understand Dice, the “new” weapons for china rising are just copy/pasted weapons from BF3, and now this. Don´t Get mad when people say BF 3.5

    • DerpSlayer

      Oh relax. Its a one-time thing where they bring back fan favorite maps from a previous Battlefield game. The rest of the maps (16 others between the remaining DLC’s) will all be new.

  • zacflame

    Time for some motherfucking vengeance.

  • mechcell

    Second Assault guns:
    DAO 12
    AS VAL
    GOL Sniper Magnum

    and more PIC.


      Glad to hear the GOL’s coming back. It was actually my favourite sniper in BC2.

      Plus, the reload animation looks pretty cool when the magazine becomes empty.

  • truthishard2take

    anyone who likes codlocker or codmetro should be ashamed of themselves..its a disgrace to even exist.. if u want cod so bad go play cod..dont force other games to cater for your small skilless bullshit

    • Alex Melendez

      I don’t like cod but I like these maps. what does that make me?

      • truthishard2take

        a fucking idiot ? lol nah your just a cod fan in denial..who cares if u like cod..its a game.. if someone disses you for playing cod ignore em champ.. u dont need to cover by playing these 2 shit maps on battlefield

        • Alex Melendez

          but…. I fucking hate cod.

  • mechcell
  • Mech Fett

    When is Second Assault coming out for us lowly 360 users?

    • dpg70

      Hilarious, isn’t it? MS even screwed their own customers.

      • Mech Fett

        I don’t find it funny but you are right they are screwing us.

  • Realmanrobbyrob

    when does this come out on other platforms?