Battlefield 4: Naval Strike DLC deployed for premium Battlefield 4 players

The road to Naval Strike release has been rocky. A little like this stretch of sea, you see.

Battlefield 4’s Naval Strike DLC turned out to be more of a navel strike when, on the eve of its intended release, DICE looked inwards to attend to some serious PC performance issues. Those apparently resolved, we’re now rattling through the normal map pack release procedure – which begins with a brief early access period for Battlefield 4 premium players.

Naval Strike features four watery maps and, most notably, the return of Battlefield 2142’s Titan mode. It’s now named Carrier Assault, but still centres around the bombardment of two extra large vessels – one for each team.

Last week, DICE said they had delayed Naval Strike on PC because they did not believe it was “quality content”.

“We are concerned that the combination of the pack and planned PC updates would increase performance issues on mid-range to high-end PCs,” they wrote. “We are working hard to resolve that issue now.”

Naval Strike was to be released belatedly in early April on the PC – so DICE are ahead of their tweaked schedule. But the perks of Premium access mean that the rest of us will be waiting two weeks to play Carrier Assault. Is that something you’re holding out for?

Cheers, GameFront.