New details for Battlefield 4’s Naval Strike multiplayer expansion emerge as we learn the official launch date for Second Assault on the PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4.
First, in a recent blog update, developer DICE has confirmed that Second Assault will be coming to the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4 on February 18 first for Battlefield 4 Premium subscribers, two weeks later for non-Premium subscribers. This falls in line with previous rumors of the expansion’s release date.
Second Assault reintroduces four fan-favorite Battlefield 3 maps; Operation Métro, Operation Firestorm, Caspian Border, and Gulf of Oman.
Moving on, Battlefield’s official website has a fresh batch of details on the game’s third multiplayer expansion, the water combat-based Naval Strike.
According to official info, “Battlefield 4 Naval Strike takes the intense and dramatic water-based combat introduced in Battlefield 4 to 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.”
Most exciting is that Naval Strike will offer up a fan-favorite game mode originally introduced in Battlefield 2142 called Titan Mode, only in Naval Strike, it is reintroduced Carrier Assault. Check out the full list of key features below:
- 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
No launch date was given for the new expansion.
UPDATE: Take it with a grain of salt, but according to one user’s Battlelog, Naval Strike is set to launch on March 30. If anything, it make indicate that Naval Strike is on course for a late March launch.
Excited for more war at sea with Naval Strike? Were you a big fan of Battlefield 2142’s Titan Mode?
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