After what turned out to be a pretty short delay, the new Naval Strike DLC is landing today for
Premium members, along with an extensive update full of balances, tweaks, and squished bugs. The new DLC adds four new maps with a distinct ocean-y flavor and the new Carrier Assault mode, based off of the classic Titan Mode from
After announcing a delay for the new maps last week, DICE
explained on its blog
that the PC version had been held up “because we [were] concerned that the combination of the pack and planned PC updates would increase performance issues on mid-range to high-end PCs.”
DICE can hardly be blamed for working under an abundance of caution after fall's
very rocky launch
and the ensuing fallout; barely a week later, they've already got it sorted out. I don't mean to poke fun: this is exactly the type of developer behavior we should be encouraging. If it's not ready, don't release it.
Premium members should already be seeing the new maps and modes; everyone else should see it in two weeks on April 14. You can see a full list of the fixes and tweaks
, if you're so inclined. You can also check out
to whet your appetite while you wait.