There has been quite a lot of chatter across the Internet about why Second Assault, a DLC for Battlefield 4 featuring four redesigned fan favorite BF3 maps, was a timed exclusive only on the Xbox One. At this year’s E3 conference held in Los Angeles, DICE was invited to participate in Microsoft’s Xbox One presentation in which they showed off footage of Battlefield 4. At the end of the multiplayer trailer unveil, they announced the new DLC, Second Assault, and that it would be released early for Xbox One owners. Until then, the rest of us have been waiting for some sort of hint or rumor as to when the DLC would be made available to non Xbox One owners.
It seems that the Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC release date is set for February 18th, according to an Origin screen capture posted on Reddit.
Second Assault features four of the most fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 3: Operation Metro, Caspian Border,
Gulf of Oman, and Operation Firestorm – reimagined with Frostbite 3 graphics and Battlefield 4 gameplay.
Video tour of the new Caspian Border from Second Assault
In Caspian Border, Russian and American troops seek to dominate a heavily forested area dotted with various control points at the center of the map. Its Levolution moment involves the destruction of a large tower, that opens up new flanking routes.
Video tour of the new Operation Metro from Second Assault
Operation Metro takes place in and around a post-nuked Parisian underground railway station and is an infantry-based map with unforgiving defensive positions and destructible ceilings, also making good use of varying levels of light available around the map’s tunnels.
Video tour of the new Operation Firestorm from Second Assault
Video tour of the new Gulf of Oman from Second Assault