With Final Stand, Battlefield 4’s upcoming piece of DLC, DICE is presenting their vision of the wars of tomorrow while also looking back to Battlefield 2142.
“With Final Stand, we knew from the start that we wanted to evolve the Battlefield experience and offer weapons and vehicles that behave differently than anything else on the battlefield,” write DICE’s Kristoffer Bergqvist and David Sirland. “Taking place on the arctic landscape of Russia, where the scientists of today are experimenting with technology that will define the battlefields of tomorrow.”
Final Stand will throw three new maps into the mix, with DICE promising “intense, infantry-focused combat.”
But the infantry focus doesn’t mean that there won’t be some new toys for those who prefer to drive instead of walking. A hover tank prototype will be available to those who want to float across the battlefield using its eight jet propulsion engines.
Other bits of future tech include a railgun that punishes enemies with kinetic blasts.
Amid the new maps and toys, Battlefield 4 DLC always means one thing: bugs and stability problems. DICE hopes to end this unfortunate tradition using its Community Test Environment. The developer has been using it to get player feedback and enjoy some free bug testing for a while now, but this is the first time it’s being employed at such an early stage.
Starting today, Battlefield 4 Premium players will be able to access Final Stand maps via the CTE. DICE warns that slots and servers will be limited, however, so you might not get to jump in this time – implying that there will be more CTE phases.
You can sign up here if you’re one of the Premium lot.