Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC launches March 25, includes new Carrier Assault mode

Premium subscribers get it first; includes four new maps and Carrier Assault mode, an homage to Battlefield 2142's Titan mode.

Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC, which includes the all-new Carrier Assault mode and four maps, will launch on March 25 across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. Battlefield 4 Premium subscribers get the expansion first, after which it will be available on April 8 for non-paying members.

The new maps included with the Naval Strike DLC are: Lost Islands, Wave Breaker, Nansha Strike (featuring the largest ocean stretch in a Battlefield map to date), and Operation Mortar.

Naval Strike for Battlefield 4 also adds five new weapons, two additional gadgets, the hovercraft vehicle, ten assignments, and the Carrier Assault mode. This mode is an homage to Battlefield 2142's fan-favorite Titan mode.

The Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4 is the game's third of five expansions included with the Battlefield Premium subscription. It follows China Rising and Second Assault and precedes upcoming expansions Dragon's Teeth (summer) and the appropriately titled Final Stand (summer).

For more on Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC, check out GameSpot's video preview below.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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49 comments
Kalifornia
Kalifornia

Tomorrows forecast....more glitches and horrible gameplay...followed by disappointment.

Lord_Vader
Lord_Vader

Will I still get shot and killed even if I am behind cover? I will? Okay then EA you won't get any of my money you filthy blood-sucking leeches.

GamersKing84
GamersKing84

Whats the difference between carrier assault small and carrier assault large? i really hope it has 64 players! kinda boring if it'll only be 32! anyone know?

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

Oh look, push out more dlc while the netcode still sucks. 

F*** this company. I am SO glad I didn't get this game. It seems they share the same policy as WB montreal. Push out DLC instead of fixing their broken as hell game.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

I can hardly wait to see all the problems, bugs and crashes this causes. I take it they still haven't improved any of the well documented failings in responsiveness and hit detection. It might look pretty and have an amazing attempted scope of play but at the end of the day its poorly implemented and just not very good.

wallacom
wallacom

Nice video Chris Watters. I'll probably buy a premium now. But dividing time between TItanfall and BF4 is gonna be a problem.

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

next dlc should have a good dosage of urban warfare and maybe (MAYBE) AI BOTS!

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

hmmm, I have no problems with this whatsoever, BUT EA/DICE! ADD an offline mode vs AI BOTS! the so called "singleplayer" is more of a roller coaster ride where EVERY SINGLE THING is scripted- from the explosions to the falling buildings to the QTEs! the campaign can be summed up like this "go here, shoot men, get shot, hide in corner, go forward, watch building fall, throw grenade, shoot more, and realize that they're infinitely respawning." remember the bf 2/2142 style singleplayer? I just played with/against 63 bots on operation harvest yesterday! I also got 2142! That was when DICE/EA weren't a bunch of greedy and arrogant blokes! RETURN BF TO ITS FORMER SUPREMACY and you'll literally CRUSH COD!


send this to Lars Gusstavson! VIVA LA BOTS!


share your epic bf 2/2142 moments with me cause I'm a bf2 veteran!

Baconelite
Baconelite

I wonder why these DLC's are being released already. In BF3 there was a longer time between them. This makes me believe that the next Battlefield game isn't too far off. No way EA is gonna stop earning money half-way through a title's life.

Sadek
Sadek

Prepare for the original Titan Fall.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Titan mode eh? I'm thinking EA taking over Respawn and Titanfall some day and implement them on Battlefield.

sniperwol_basic
sniperwol_basic

Please guys don't buy it blindly until a week passed and check if it is worth to buy. As we ppl buy it blindly and due to that get crappy bugs

Arther-la-Blunt
Arther-la-Blunt

I'll have you know that I picked up China Rising for $8 during a Valentine's Day(ish) sale on Retailmenot.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Please EA don't fix your game.  Release more DLC instead.

k41m
k41m

I would've liked to see some Battleships and Submarines though..

k41m
k41m

Talk all the shit you want, I've had my frustrations with BF4 but this looks really awesome.

Tanares
Tanares

Looks fun, glad I got the 25th off. No sleep for me -_-

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

Glad I didnt buy premium, after putting in 20 hours or so in the multiplayer I realised it was just BF3 with new maps and got bored with it.

zaboon_
zaboon_

Looks really great! Looking forward playing some Titan mode :)

Lord_Vader
Lord_Vader

This is a gigantic ripoff. I really wish I could get my money back for buying Premium. This expansion doesn't really add anything "naval" at all except a few more small boats (we already have some in vanilla) and some maps full of water. There are no controllable submarines, destroyers, cruisers or battleships like there were in BF1942. Why call it "Naval Strike" when it doesn't even add fully controllable navy ships? What a piece of junk. Guess they were too lazy to make those big naval vessels.

EmericaCky2K
EmericaCky2K

Bummed I bought premium. I'm tired of battlefield. 

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

better wait till march 30th, then they will have the hotfix out for all the bugs they will add

wookiegr
wookiegr

Add Mechs and we'll talk...

khuzko
khuzko

not interested 

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

@techs3ek  yeah, it'll be even MOAR awesome when we can play against 127 or 63 ai bots offline ON ALL MP maps and modes (stock and dlc)!

digitm64
digitm64

@nurnberg  If they decided to fix the game first, then no DLC will ever be released for it.

lomar07
lomar07

@guardianofhonor  I didn't get Premium just because I tired of giving my money to EA for broken games.

lomar07
lomar07

@Lord_Vader  I learned my lesson from BF3. Premium is just a way of EA making players pay over a  hundred dollars for the game.

digitm64
digitm64

@lomar07  I missed out on all the prior Battlefields, so decided for the first time to buy a Battlefield product with Premium.  I didn't expect it to be so hmmmpph.

Oh well, I'm off again to get shot at while not even in sight of another player, plus get one shot killed by a shotgun 100 meters away.

drysprocket
drysprocket

@thedashkin @drysprocket  

I have, thanks for the suggestion. Is it okay with you if I check out videos for curiosity, and attempt to save money for the people who don't know any better?


I appreciate your support.

EmericaCky2K
EmericaCky2K

@thedashkin @EmericaCky2K  


Nahh but maybe I'll bust it out again for the new maps.


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