Second Assault DLC available on day one on Xbox One
EA is in a partnership of sorts with Microsoft to offer the upcoming Battlefield 4 DLC Second Assault on the Xbox One earlier than on other platforms. The DLC will be available for download when the console launches on November 22, while PC gamers and other console platforms will have to wait until later, likely December.
EA first announced the deal back at E3, and now it’s confirmed that Xbox One owners of Battlefield 4 will be getting early access — as soon as the console launches. The Second Assault DLC includes BF3 maps remade for Battlefield 4. The maps are fan favorites; Operation Metro, Operation Firestorm, Caspian Border, and Gulf of Oman.
Battlefield 4 will be getting a total of 5 DLC packs. The next expansion after Second Assault will be China Rising, which will include four new maps remade from the older games in the series, such as BF2.
Timed exclusivity is nothing new on consoles. With BF3, Sony and EA struck a deal to provide all BF3 DLC two weeks earlier on the PlayStation 3. Second Assault will be free to owners of Premium, otherwise it’s expected to retail at $15 like previous expansion packs.