Battlefield 4 gets new, free DLC two years after launch

EA DICE will release a new batch of multiplayer DLC for its competitive first-person shooter Battlefield 4 by the end of 2015, continuing support for the game more than two years after its initial launch.

The Battlefield 2 map Dragon Valley will return in Battlefield 4 after leading a community vote gauging interest in recreations of “classic Battlefield maps within the Battlefield 4 universe.”

The re-designed Dragon Valley 2015 will be featured in the free Legacy Operations DLC pack for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Battlefield 4. EA DICE notes that the map’s scale prevents a release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

“We really wanted to push the envelope with Dragon Valley 2015, and that meant being able to make a bigger level, with a larger scale than anything currently in Battlefield 4,” the studio explains. “Because of that, we made the decision to focus on the more powerful platforms. This doesn’t mean we’re no longer supporting players on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with critical updates when needed, but we really wanted to try something big for Dragon Valley, and we think that when you play it, you’ll see the difference.”

Dragon Valley 2015 will feature destructible and rebuildable bridges that will change the flow of combat throughout every match. Players will have a variety of tactical options with regard to rapidly changing terrain and cover. The redesigned map has also been altered with steeper terrain and cloud layering, enabling aerial combat above cloud level.

The map will support multiple gameplay modes, including a Conquest setup that “has more flags than any other Battlefield 4 map in the game.” Dragon Valley 2015 additionally supports Rush mode for the first time since its Battlefield 2 launch.

Battlefield 4‘s free Legacy Operations DLC will launch alongside a planned Holiday Update later this year. A specific release date was not announced.