Battlefield 4 expansion development resumes with Second Assault and Naval Strike

Battlefield 4's most egregious problems appear to be in the past, because DICE is focusing on expansions again. Second Assault will hit non-Xbox One platforms on February 18 for Battlefield 4 Premium members (March 4 for everyone else), while Naval Strike is set for a late March deployment.

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With many of Battlefield 4's most egregious problems seemingly behind them, DICE is turning its focus back to expansion development. This means releasing Second Assault on non-Xbox One platforms, something the developer originally targeted for December. Second Assault will precede the next expansion, Naval Strike, which will deploy in late March.

With expansion development apparently back on track, DICE is offering early details on Naval Strike, which will focus on water-based combat across the seas. The expansion will feature four new maps called Lost Island, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker, and Operation Mortar, as well as new weapons, gadgets, and water-based vehicles.

Second Assault will feature Caspian Border, Operation Metro, Gulf of Oman, and Operation Firestorm from Battlefield 3, redesigned to run with the Frostbite 3 engine and include some new "Levolution" moments. The update will also include a new Capture the Flag mode, ten new assignments with fresh unlocks, five re-mastered weapons, and the return of the Dune Buggy. Originally released in November exclusively on Xbox One, Second Assault will hit other platforms on February 18 for Battlefield 4 Premium members. Non-members will get a crack at it on March 4.

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    February 13, 2014 11:15 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Battlefield 4 expansion development resumes with Second Assault and Naval Strike.

    Battlefield 4's most egregious problems appear to be in the past, because DICE is focusing on expansions again. Second Assault will hit non-Xbox One platforms on February 18 for Battlefield 4 Premium members (March 4 for everyone else), while Naval Strike is set for a late March deployment.

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      February 13, 2014 11:41 AM

      Gulf of Oman? Interesante...

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        February 15, 2014 6:29 AM

        Gulf of Oman in Second Assault is my favorite SA map... so atmospheric.

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      February 13, 2014 11:47 AM

      This is gonna be awesome.

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      February 13, 2014 12:14 PM

      I've been enjoying our Shackbattles! It's hard to hate BF4. I think us long term DICE fans knew from the start that the game was going to launch shitty and buggy. I just waited a bit and then dove right in. I can't really complain too much.

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        February 13, 2014 7:04 PM

        Yup. Patience is a virtue.

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      February 13, 2014 4:15 PM

      Another tough-talking blow-hard trailer.

      "We'll put that theory to the test.."

      No you won't.

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        February 13, 2014 9:56 PM

        The trailer was perfectly fine without voice over. By adding voice, they made it worse.

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      February 14, 2014 10:45 AM

      Trailers are always really well made (except for the corny voice overs).

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