DICE officially announced earlier this week that the Dragon’s Teeth expansion pack for Battlefield 4 is scheduled for release on July 15 for Premium members, and for all other members two weeks later on the 29th. The expansion pack includes four new maps, a new game mode called Chainlink, 10 new assignments, 5 new weapons, and 2 new gadgets.
Last week, DICE launched a Community Test Environment (CTE) for Premium players on the PC to test upcoming patches before they are rolled out to everyone. Members on the Symthic forum were able to look into the special client for the CTE and discover that assets (namely new weapons, assignments to unlock those weapons, and a new game mode) presumably due for release with Dragon’s Teeth, the next expansion pack for Battlefield 4, were included in the code. For details on these assets, hit the jump!
Pokenut let us know today that the Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4, which was originally scheduled for release yesterday across all platforms for Premium members, has been delayed for PC and Xbox One platforms until early April. According to this post on the Battlefield Blog, the PC version was held back due to a concern that releasing both the DLC and a game update on the same day could cause performance issues on medium- to high-end PCs. The Xbox One version was held back because DICE wanted to “address issues in the animation system that hinder players from engaging targets in set circumstances using popular weapon configurations.”
The Naval Strike DLC is now live for Premium members on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4 platforms. In addition, a game update that fixes a number of issues as well as rebalancing weapons, grenades, and vehicles is available for download. Hit the jump to see the full patch notes!
They started this war… we will end it.
DICE has released a trailer for the third expansion pack for Battlefield 4, entitled Naval Strike. The maps are located in the South China Sea and have a focus on naval warfare. The Titan game mode from Battlefield 2142 makes a return in Battlefield as Carrier Assault, which is featured in the trailer.
The Battlefield series has never really strived for a compelling Story Campaign, but they have tried to improve each time. This is definitely DICE’s best effort, though it still falls far from the caliber of Tomb Raider or The Last Of Us.
Warning: This review contains spoilers for the single-player Campaign.