Battlefield 4 still boasts roughly 3.7 million active players as of April this year according to BF4 Central, so it’s no surprise that EA have announced a new DLC to be released later this year, free of charge.
‘Legacy Operations‘ delivers ‘Dragon Valley‘, which is a re-imagined version of the popular Battlefield 2 map of the same name.
“Battlefield 2 featured a poor draw distance (how far you can see in the game world) by today’s standards, and the original map was built around those limitations,” developer DICE explains. “We tackled this in several ways: first we increased the terrain verticality to closer mimic a real life Chinese river valley – and to give us more terrain occlusion for long distances, especially on the central island.”
“We also added a dynamic cloud layer, which not only adds a welcomed air-to-ground separation in terms of gameplay, but also helps shroud far distances at ground level. This has the added bonus effect of allowing you to have intense aerial firefights above the cloud level, which looks really, really cool in Battlefield 4.”
Due to the size of the re-imagined map, it won’t be available to PS3 or Xbox 360 users – but you’re not completely out of luck – DICE have assured players that this isn’t the end of support for last-gen consoles.
Legacy Operations will be available for download with the Holiday Update later this year.