DICE are back on the wagon, when it comes to working on DLC and other projects, and are set to bring two major new content packages over the next two months.
Right in the middle of the Player Appreciation Month scheme running through February – where players are given Battlepacks for logging in – Second Assault will land on February 18th for Premium users on PS4, PS3, PC and Xbox 360. Regular users will be able to get it in a fortnight, while Xbox One gamers have been able to play this since launch as part of a timed exclusivity deal.
Second Assault brings back a more classic Capture The Flag mode, as well as four maps from Battlefield 3 that have been updated with Levolution and slightly altered layouts. The maps are Caspian Border, Operation Firestorm, Operation Metro and Gulf of Oman (itself originally from Battlefield 2).
More exciting is the Naval Strike pack coming in March, which will feature four particularly watery maps in Lost Island, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker and Operation Mortar, a new amphibious hovercraft vehicle (I love hovercraft), a few new guns and the Carrier Assault game mode.
Carrier Assault is to be an homage to Titan mode from the futuristic Battlefield 2142, which saw the two teams trying to detroy the others’ Titan in a couple of ways. An audacious assault could board the Titan and destroy the central core, or they could capture Anti-Titan missile silos dotted around the map, which would regularly fire missiles at the Titan for a more attritional victory.
Translating that to a battle between two aircraft carriers, it’s easy to imaging the desperate defence from boarding actions and fraught corridor fighting in the heart of a carrier.
As with the other packs, Premium users will get a two week headstart with this content.
- Developer:EA Digital Illusions CE
- Platforms:PS3, PS4, X360, X One, PC
- Release Date:01/11/13