With Battlefield 4's upcoming Naval Strike expansion will include dynamic weather patterns and a map that begins at dark and lasts throughout sunrise, according to a new in-depth Q&A on the official blog
Each of Naval Strike's four maps will be focusing on what makes naval warfare and water-based vehicles fun in Battlefield 4, with each map having weather patterns like launch map Paracel Storm has.
"As for storms, instead of copying what has already been done in Paracel Storm, you can expect different visual styles and weather on all four Naval Strike maps," the post reads. "For instance, on the Mortar Strike map, you'll start fighting at dawn and the map will be lit up by the resort lights. As the fight rages on, the sunrise will drench the tropical island in beautiful sunlight."
For 'Levolution' fans, Naval Strike will be focusing on how the player can interact within the levels to create and block paths for vehicles, or make other strategic use of the environments. As an example, players will be able to close flood doors to stop vehicles from entering a submarine base, pushing them away from capturing the objective inside. Explosions are also still in the game, with promise of blowing up part of a crashed airplane to make cover for infantry.
The new hovercraft vehicle will also be splashing onto the scene, offering a very fast transport vehicle to travel seamlessly between water and land. Seating two players, the new traversal unit will also let you go through an island instead of around, using the power of hovering. Hopefully soon we will see hoverboards make a comeback.
Naval Strike is set for release in later this month for Battlefield premium members, and will also include the new Carrier Assault mode, a re-imagining
of Battlefield 2142's Titan mode.