Naval Strike Out Today For Most, New Battelog Update

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All systems, except the PC, will receive access to the next expansion for Battlefield 4, Naval Strike, which is available a couple of weeks early for Premium subscribers. This is the third expansion for DICE’s first-person shooter, focusing on naval combat more than anything else.

A 4.3 GB download awaits those on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One today. Non-Premium users will need to wait until April 8th to pay $14.99 for the content and gain access to its new maps, game mode, and weapons.

Battlefield 4‘s social tracking service, Battlelog, has also received a new update to prepare for the release of the Naval Strike expansion. These changes are as follows:

  • Battlelog now supports the Naval Strike expansion pack for Battlefield 4. The content will be enabled as the release is rolled out on the various platforms.
  • The video background has now been enabled by default; you can turn it off for specific computers by going to Settings
  • Carrier Assault will not display scores in Live Scoreboard and BattleScreen; this will be fixed with the next Battlelog update in 2 weeks

Features & Improvements

  • Added a new background and video background to celebrate the release of Naval Strike
  • Added a refresh button to all the Multiplayer pages (except for Play Now), including Favorites and History
  • 15 new ranks have been added to Platoons, so you can now reach rank 25 with your Platoon
  • Console Rent-a-Server owners (once released for the respective platform) can now upload their server banner image on Battlelog
  • The Battle Reports dropdown in the header now shows the platform that the round was played on.
  • You can now see Gadgets on the Unlocks -> Weapons page
  • You can now see if items are unlocked by Premium or Battlepacks on the Stats -> Weapons and Unlocks -> Weapons pages
  • You will now see a confirmation prompt when trying to leave a Platoon; for the original founder, the button will now instead say “Disband” and will also see a confirmation prompt when trying to disband the Platoon.
  • Various pixels pushed for better looks and alignment on the Server Info page
  • Various minor improvements and tweaks

Fixes

  • No longer possible to equip AA mines alongside rocket launchers in Loadout
  • Fixed an issue where code would be written to chats under some circumstances
  • Fixed an issue where the new player experience flow would show on every login for some console players
  • Fixed an issue with Platoon feed sticky posts that weren’t set correctly; the page will now also instantly update to reflect the change
  • Fixed an issue with the details box on Unlocks -> Vehicles, where it would sometimes overlap the footer
  • Fixed some emblem shapes default colors, that were shown as black instead of white
  • Various fixes for the unlock requirements shown in Loadout, which wasn’t always correctly set
  • Fixed an issue on launching, when using the Tablet Commander app with a non-ranked soldier
  • Fixed an issue where some emblem shapes weren’t always named correctly when opening Battlepacks
  • Various pixels pushed on the Missions page to better accomodate for long user names and scores in the nemesis sections
  • Fixed an issue where the UCAV was listed twice in the list of vehicles for Soldier Equipment
  • Fixed an issue with the expansion pack icon not showing correctly for items in Loadout, if they had the “cannot equip” style
  • Various minor fixes

Naval Strike will feature four new multiplayer maps:

  • Lost Islands
  • Nansha Strike
  • Wave Breaker
  • Operation Mortar

Five new weapons:

  • SW40 Magnum
  • AWS Machine Gun
  • SR33B Sniper Rifle
  • AR160 Assault Rifle
  • SR-2 PDW
  • AA Mine
  • M320 3GL

New game mode:

  • Carrier Assault

New vehicle:

  • Hovercraft

And, finally, 10 new assignments and unlocks.