Everything you need to know about the Battlefield 4 maps
Battlefield 4 is less than a week away from launch, and until then, we’ll be running a series of articles where we break down the new features, maps, weapons, vehicles and more.
We’re starting with all the Battlefield 4 multiplayer maps. The game launches with 10 maps, and each of the 10 maps will support every single one of the 7 multiplayer game modes. Just like in BF3, there is a great mix of maps for suited for all play styles, from tight, infantry based locations, to big, open maps suited for heavy vehicles.
Check out our breakdown of the ten maps launching with the game, and follow the links to the individual map pages for more information.
Siege of Shanghai
The very first Battlefield 4 map to be revealed, Siege of Shanghai is an urban map, but with plenty of vehicles, both tanks, APCs, attack and transport helicopters. It even has boats (the RCB) and jet skis (the PWC).
Paracel Storm was the second map to be revealed in the series. It’s the first map in the series to really focus on naval warfare, featuring plenty of boats (including the DV-15 attack boats, the RHIB, and others), and it’s also the first map in the series to have truly dynamic weather.
Flood Zone is a map that really takes advantage of the Levolution feature in Battlefield 4. Players can destroy a levy, which will flood the entire map, making some control points only accessible with boats and watercraft. Infantry combat moves from the streets to the building roofs instead. Check out a video of the map here.
Golmud Railway is a vast, open map with tons of vehicles, from jets, to helicopters, to tanks and APCs — Golmud Railway is the classic, big battlefield map for all those who love heavy vehicle combat.
Operation Locker is a snow covered map with a very linear layout, with the center of the map taking place underground. Its layout is similar to Damavand Peak from BF3. The map centers around an underground complex with plenty of tunnels and passages, where players can lock doors and gates to prevent the enemy from entering a particular section.
Hainan Resort is the other Battlefield 4 map set in a tropical environment (the other being Paracel Storm), however, Hainan Resort has more focus on infantry than Paracel Storm, and revolves around a resort town set on a small island.
Dawnbreaker is another urban map set mostly at night in a large city. While the center of the map is based in the city, there is enough room around to include jets as well.
In Lancang Dam, players can destroy a large dam, however, the area is not flooded like in Flood Zone. Lancang Dam has a good balance of vehicle and infantry warfare, like Caspian Border in BF3.
Rogue Transmission takes place at an observatory in China, and is centered around the massive satellite dish. Players can move both below and above the dish.
Future Battlefield 4 maps in DLC
In addition to the 10 standard maps, another 20 maps are planned for release over the span of 5 DLC packs. The first pack is called China Rising, and will include 4 new maps set in China, some of which will be remakes of popular BF2 maps. The second expansion is called “Second Assault“, and will include 4 maps remade from BF3, including Operation Metro, Caspian Border, and Gulf of Oman. The last 3 expansion packs will feature all new maps and are expected to be released over the next year.
Which one of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer maps are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments section!