Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Detailed, Titan Mode Returns, Second Assault Drops Feb. 18

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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:

KEY FEATURES

  • 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.

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Excited for more war at sea with Naval Strike? Were you a big fan of Battlefield 2142’s Titan Mode?

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