China Rising Map Previews: Xbox One

Grab your 40x scope and a dirt bike, folks, because we’re coming in hot for the newest DLC release for Battlefield 4. Follow along for some breathtaking tours around the newest maps included in BF4′s first technical DLC release – China Rising.

Altai Range

Guilin Peaks

Silk Road

Dragon Pass

China Rising will be available on December 3rd for Premium members. Which map are you most looking forward to dominating? Let us know!

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Battlefield 4 – Naval Strike Teaser

Eager to catch a glimpse at what Battlefield 4′s third DLC installment, Naval Strike, might be all about?


DICE has released this teaser image to the masses, egging on our peaked interest in the third of five scheduled DLCs prepping to be released for Battlefield 4. While it is obvious that Naval Strike will project more of a focus on naval combat, there have also been reports that Titan mode, which has players boarding enemy teams’ ships with the objective of destroying them, might return with Naval Strike’s release.

Naval Strike will feature 4 new open water maps, most likely set in the China Sea, with a focus on naval warfare and will be available to Premium members. Those without a Premium purchase can acquire the Battlefield 4 DLCs for $15.00 each, and will all be available on all platforms.


Battlefield 4′s Naval Strike will most likely be released in the summer of 2014. What are your thoughts on Naval Strike? Would the reemergence of Titan mode be an appropriate addition to this DLC?


The Low-down on Upcoming BF4 DLC


As we know, Second Assault will feature four popular re-imagined maps from Battlefield 3. What will be different about these maps, and what would make us want to play them again? Today, we’re treated to a few of the specifics we can expect to see, including new Levolution events, weapons, a returning game mode, and reports of an “all-new” vehicle.



 Operation Metro

The map that everyone loves to hate is back like a bad relationship. The new Operation Metro 2014 is set two years later and features post-nuclear Paris. The subway tunnels we all know and love are now flooded. Players will be able to destroy the ceilings to create new routes. Plus, elevators are now operational!

 Caspian Border

We were treated to a first view of this level in the BF4 Showdown event. The once destroyed communications tower in the middle of the map is intact, and players can  use it to maintain a presence at the central base….until it’s taken down that is! A concrete wall winds around the map, changing the flow of game play. Spiked bollards can be raised to deter vehicles.

 Operation Firestorm

The new Operation Firestorm will actually be a fire-storm. The pipelines of the refinery will be destructible, causing flammable hazards to spread.

 Gulf of Oman

On the redefined Oman, players will fight through a raging sandstorm that rolls into the Battlefield. Try sniping through that!


Here is a brief listing of what’s coming with the Second Assault DLC:

  • Five new weapons
  • An all-new vehicle
  • Ten assignments

In addition to this, Capture the Flag makes its way back from Battlefield 3! This is a personal favorite of mine, and I think it will be an interesting twist to play this mode on the re-created vanilla BF3 maps. What do you think?


As usual, December comes bearing gifts, including the new China Rising DLC. DICE promises us all-new vehicles and “high-tech military equipment”. As with Second Assault, four maps will be included in the China Rising DLC.


Here are the names of the four maps, along with some sneak peek images!

  • Silk Road
  • Altai Range
  • Guilin Peaks
  • Dragon Pass




Two land and air vehicles have been promised, the dirt-bike being one of the favorites returning from BF3′s End Game DLC. Jet pilots will be pleased to know that the Air Superiority game mode will be making a comeback as well.


Naval Strike will storm the Battlefield in Spring 2014. Coming Summer 2014, Dragon’s Teeth will feature urban warfare. The last expansion, Final Stand, is also tentatively slated for Summer 2014. We’ll bring you all the latest DLC news as it’s released, so stay tuned!