Battlefield 4's delayed Naval Strike DLC finally out for PC

Expansion available starting today for Battlefield Premium members.

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Battlefield 4's delayed Naval Strike DLC last week launched for Xbox One and now it's available for PC players, developer DICE has announced. If you have a Battlefield Premium membership ($50), you can download the content beginning today, while all other players will need to wait two weeks to start playing.

Naval Strike's release went off with a hitch on March 25 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. However, DICE would later delay the PC version because it was concerned that the combination of the expansion's release and previously planned updates would lead to performance issues on mid-range to high-end PCs.

DICE previously announced that Naval Strike's release on PC might not come until April, so its arrival today is actually somewhat ahead of schedule.

The Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4 introduces four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, two gadgets, and a new hovercraft vehicle that can traverse both land and water. It also adds the Carrier Assault mode, which is an homage to Battlefield 2142's fan-favorite Titan mode.

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15 comments
Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

i got 110 after 130 hrs orso, mostly played on 32p servers, so never really had issues but I did get lots of disconnects and failiures to connect which burnt me out and i haven't been back since december.

dlaney34
dlaney34

It's a blast. Best DLC so far. If Dice can just tighten up the sync and detection a tad bit more, we will have the AAA shooter we hoped far last November. 

groowagon
groowagon

omfg! i need to get this right now! i looooooved Titan Mode!


not getting premium, though. i'm not that interested in those other expansions.

mrbojangles25
mrbojangles25

Biased/incorrect article.


The DLC was LATE to PC.


The announcement that the DLC was going to be late was LATE as well.


It was supposed to come out on day x, it came out on day x+y.


So when I read this article and it says "its arrival today is actually somewhat ahead of schedule" I just, yet again, asked myself why the hell I keep coming here.

djpetitte
djpetitte

sweet!! cant wait to try "titan" mode with aircraft carries.  I loved it in 2142.

Razor10000
Razor10000

bf3 dlc´s didn´t came out so fast. ea is pushing this dlc´s to come out as fast as they can so they can forget about bf4. ea/dice will never fix bf4. they are just moving on to battlefront and mirror´s edge 2. 

electrichobo99
electrichobo99

BF4 is a pretty pricey game if you're premium and buy all that DLC. I got rid of my PS4 version because it was virtually unplayable for months. Even 5 or 6 large update patches couldn't fix the game's fundamental flaws. It was good fun when it worked though.

Sarg1010
Sarg1010

"DICE previously announced that Naval Strike's release on PC might not come until April, so its arrival today is actually somewhat ahead of schedule." 

So once again EA pushed it out the door before it should be...

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

@Razor10000  probably true, I for one won't be buying anything with EA\DICE's name on. When EA said they didn't think there was any long term damage to the battlefield brand they were so wrong, and it will spill over onto their other brands too.

I would have got titanfall if it wasn't for EA.

Bexorcist
Bexorcist

@electrichobo99 I payed 60 euros for the premium version at launch. I don't think that's unreasonable :) Never had any problems either :)

Mantan911
Mantan911

Umm.. No? It still went over the release date

pharoe777
pharoe777

@garysingh34  It's out for premium members already, the rest have to wait 2 weeks to purchase. 

Kalifornia
Kalifornia

@collingtonuk  Exactly.  I think them putting out that article and making that statement was wishful thinking.