Despite being a next-gen launch title, Battlefield 4‘s community is still going strong thanks to DICE L.A. developers.
If you’re still sinking hours into Battlefield 4‘s multiplayer, you’ll be thrilled to hear that even more free maps are coming your way very soon. First off, popular vanilla map ‘Zavod 311’ is being remade as a night map known as ‘Zavod: Graveyard Shift.’ Not only will you be able to experience one of the best maps in the game at night, but there are also a handful of tweaks to the level that really add to the darker atmosphere such as flaming barrels and eerie lighting. Thankfully the wait for the first night map is brief as it launches with the Battlefield Fall ’15 update on September 1st. Later this year, you can also expect ‘Shanghai Night’ and ‘Golmud Night’ to release once they’re out of the CTE (Community Test Environment).
In addition to the remade Battlefield 4 maps, two other maps will also be released in 2015. First off is a remake of the Battlefield 2 map ‘Dragon Valley.’ To fit the chaotic nature of Battlefield 4, key bridges around the war zone can now be both destroyed and rebuilt by teams that work together. To add to the fantastic fan-service, DICE L.A. have also noted that they’re building a dock area within the new map that should feel reminiscent to Battlefield 3‘s notoriously fun Noshar Canals for Team Deathmatch.
Lastly, the Community Map Project (or CMP for short) is wrapping up its map which has been in development for the better part of 2015. The map features jungle aesthetics similar to those found in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a handful of sniper nests and even a massive waterfall.
Obviously the best part of all of this news is that DICE L.A. is generously giving this content away for free to all players regardless of their Premium status. EA and even DICE are occasionally bashed for excessively expensive DLC, but this move was one of pure love for the Battlefield 4 community.
What do you think of the new maps? Are you more excited for the new maps or the remade night ones? Feel free to let me know in the comments or on Twitter!