With Battlefield 4
's new DLC, "Naval Strike", comes Carrier Assault, a re-iteration of Battlefield 2142
's Titan Mode where you will need to infiltrate and destroy the enemy Carrier before they destroy yours.
Gustav Halling, a lead gameplay designer, explains how the game mode works:
So how is a match of Carrier Assault played out? 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 2 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.
Carrier Assault has been a fun challenge to develop, with many important aspects to be aware of. As fans of the old Titan mode, we really wanted to nail the end game part of the game mode, where both teams are attacking each other’s carriers. From a design point of view, it was important to create that special feeling of excitement that the potential different outcomes of a match generates.
We also wanted to keep control of the map important, so a team which is having trouble pushing through inside the enemies’ carrier can still win the level by defending their own carrier while controlling the missile launchers.
Are you excited for this DLC? Did you play Battlefield 2142
and remember Titan Mode? How good was it? Let us know in the comments below.Battlefield 4: Naval Strike
will be released for Premium Members first in late March.