Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC features DICE's tribute to 2142's Titan mode | PCGamesN

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC features DICE's tribute to 2142's Titan mode

A Battlefield 2142 Titan. And some missiles.

Carrier Assault might sound like an innocuous enough mode from the outside - featuring either a baby-snatching or till-side bag grab objective, one of the two - but it’s better than that. Carrier Assault is a playable homage to the Titan mode from the now eight-year-old Battlefield 2142.

DICE call Carrier Assault a “re-imagining” of the well-loved Titan mode - which was named after the ginormous warships players were tasked with bringing down. Conquest’s flags were replaced with missile silos, and the two teams had an unlimited pool of spawn tickets.

Titan mode was won either by capturing and controlling missile silos - allowing the missiles to pummel the enemy ship out of the air - or by boarding the enemy Titan after disabling its shields and destroying its central core.

DICE have offered no explanation as to how the new mode might differ from its 2142 counterpart - though one would suspect the carriers will be pummelled in the sea rather than the air. Naval Strike’s four new maps - Lost Islands, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker, Operation Mortar - are all set in the South China Sea.

That said, Naval Strike also introduces an amphibious hovercraft vehicle. So I guess we’d better not rule out a touch of science fiction entirely, eh?

A former Battlefield 2142 producer last year doubted DICE “got the balls” to make a sequel, but the game is clearly still on the company’s mind - a Battlefield 2142 easter egg was found bobbing about Battlefield 3’s End Game DLC.

Naval Strike will launch in late March for premium players, and two weeks later for the rest of us.

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Dog Pants Avatar
4 Years ago

Titan mode was great. I loved manning the guns on it as it slowly drifted about, lobbing shells at infantry. I loved how the APCs could launch you in a pod which you could then use to direct yourself onto the top of it (crushing an enemy if you were lucky). I loved the beachheads you had to make on the surface of the Titan and the brutal corridor fighting to reach the core. It had its flaws, but it was damn enjoyable.

Xanem Avatar
4 Years ago

Bf2142 was the first fps i owned myself. I loved the titan mode in that game. Not much since has given quite the same rush as frantically trying to balance keeping the missile silos under control, defending your own titan whilst attacking the enemy's. Or those moments when my team is about to lose with everyone desperately trying to defend the titan core, whilst me and my clanmates rush the enemy titan snatching victory from their grasp at the last moment. Also loved the mad dash for safety at the end of the match to escape the exploding titan. I do however fear for how they are going to implement this in Bf4. I really want it to be good, but i dare not get my hopes up too much...

In a slightly unrelated note. How is a amphibious hovercraft vehicle considered a touch of science fiction?

SwaggyP Avatar
4 Years ago

Instead of releasing DLC, why not fix the game. For fucks sakes EA, good game, terrible product. Consumer relations, learn that shit.