Battlefield 4 Carrier Assault Mode Explained
Written Friday, March 07, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Battlefield 4’s upcoming Carrier Assault mode has been detailed by developers DICE.
Part of the Naval Strike expansion pack, we already knew that Carrier Assault was based on Titan mode from Battlefield 2142. But now the full details have been fleshed out via the Battlefield Blog.
The mode is set in the South China Sea and sees two teams attempting to destroy their opponent’s aircraft carrier, explains lead gameplay designer Gustav Halling.
"You start out fighting a big-scale war with sea, land, and air vehicles controlling the map, and then everything evolves into an infantry-focused, close quarter fight inside both carriers at the same time
"There are two ways of destroying the enemy carrier: either by full map control or assaulting the carrier as infantry. Each round is divided into two stages, starting with map control and ending with carrier attack.
"Both teams start on their own carrier and race to control the missile launchers placed on the map, by capturing the control points near them. This will automatically launch missiles towards the enemy carrier throughout the round, eventually destroying its hull and making it open for infantry attacks.
"When this happens for one or both teams, the carrier assault state is started. The team can then either drive a boat out to the carrier and climb aboard, or use the parachute spawn points above it.
"Once inside, the team must destroy two M-COM stations, which will open up new areas to the carrier, with the engine room being the final one. Destroying the two M-COM's, or bringing down the carrier hull's health to 0%, will win the match for your team."
Battlefield 4 Naval Strike comes to Premium subscribers in late March. Non-subs have to wait a further two weeks. In addition to Carrier Assault mode, Naval Strike contains new weapons, gadgets and vehicles, including an amphibious hovercraft, as well as four all-new maps.