Battlefield 4 Naval Strike: Carrier Assault

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One exciting feature of the upcoming Battlefield 4 Naval Strike expansion is the Carrier Assault game mode, where two opposing teams launch attacks on each others aircraft carriers. To explain the ins and outs of Carrier Assault, we hand over to lead gameplay designer Gustav Halling. 

Carrier Assault is an homage to the Titan game mode of Battlefield 2142, but this time the all-out war rages in the South Chinese Sea, and your objective is to destroy the enemy team’s carrier before they infiltrate and destroy yours. Our goal has been to make Carrier Assault a really engaging game mode, and we truly believe the amount of variety present each round will assure this. You start out fighting a big-scale war with sea, land, and air vehicles controlling the map, and then everything evolves into an infantry-focused, close quarter fight inside both carriers at the same time!

Carrier Assault Explained
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. See the video below for a quick tutorial.

An Hommage to a Classic Game Mode
Battlefield 2142 and Titan mode veterans will feel right at home with Carrier Assault, with the unique focus of giving players several options to win the match – either through map control or close quarter fighting inside the enemy HQ. The differences in setting and time period do however make Carrier Assault a fresh experience, and we hope you will get the same thrill out of parachute-spawning down to a carrier as you did when blasting off in a rocket pod towards a Titan.

Challenges Along the Way
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.

Coming Late March
We hope you will have fun with Carrier Assault when it launches later this month. Please share your thoughts on this game mode in the comments below, and make sure to keep Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on your radar the following weeks. Thanks for reading!

Carrier Assault will be playable in Battlefield 4 Naval Strike, releasing first for Battlefield 4 Premium members late March. Get Battlefield 4 Premium.

prepare for more bugs
hooahs for my birthday?
Hooah from the Titan veterans out there?
Hooah for higher tickrates on competitive servers!!
this game will be awesome when it get out of beta
What will be broken next -__-
Please let us rent servers on consoles
i think it sounds interesting. - NICE of DICE to change it up for the gamers who want to just play games and not piss and moan about anything and everything. If you enjoy playing games just feel lucky that they are trying to keep it interesting for everybody , they are working on fixes for the small issues and they are keeping everyone as up to date as possible. I think most of the "FIX THE GAME" issues would be resolved if most people got better internet connections and were not playing on wireless. and if the server you are playing on is giving you grief .... CHANGE THE SERVER you are playing on ! and FILTER SERVERS by your OWN LOCATION !!! Yes i get a few hiccups here and there , but i would not stop playing , as the game is great. Now can we all just be friends ?? :) ... or not !
The game is now worse after the patch. Hit detection and server lag are plaguing this game and the sound bugs are back...
Asking for new layout to controls with L1, R1 Shot & Aim to Soldier on Playstation 4.
Would love to see a trailer or some footage!
"Parachute spawn points above it." This actually makes me sad. One of the great things about Titan mode was that you could destroy the enemy APC launcher vehicles or choppers flying in. Getting your squad leader to put a beacon in a difficult-to-destroy spot was a very beneficial thing. Having parachute points by default really seems to cheapen the effort.
What happened to fixing the game before releasing DLC? More lies by DICE.
How cool would it be if we could all stand in one room and see each other in person. I guarantee there wouldn't be 5 strands of pubic hair between the lot of you whingers. This story is about Carrier Assault, not you piggy backing everyone's whining about a game or design you know nothing about. Be constructive with your criticism and questions or shut up and get back on your mother's tit- Its dinner time!.
Hey DICE, instead of releasing more DLCs and taking more of peoples money, please fix the game. The latest patch has only brought more bugs. It's very frustrating. I spent $60 for the game and another $50 for premium. I will not be purchasing another Battlefield title as a result of this experience. I'm going back to BF3......at least there my maps do not freeze every 5 minutes.
So four more Paracels, nice.
Thanks for no more rubberbanding! Faith in humanity restored...
Dear Dice, where are the night maps? How about letting servers switch from day to night on Different maps? I would love to play Caspian Border at nighttime, seeing all the tracer rounds & explosions. And I'm talking true night, not that Tehran Highway/Dawnbreaker crap.
October first battlefield 4 trailer-->Dice Stfu and take my money after 2 months Dice stfu and give me my money back... LEL.
FIX THE FUCKING NETCODEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait to farm AA mine/stinger engines with my attack boat
Stop trying to fix the game you just can't do it ! We don't want your "Patches"
Hooah because why not
HURR DURR
I want top comment next
prepare for piracy....
HOAHH!!!
Yay
Sweet potatoes!!
EA/Dice WHY DO I HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE DLC'S IF I DONT' WANT PREMIUM? YOU STILL HOPE THAT FANCY TRAILERS WILL CHANGE MY MIND? NO! 110 EURO FOR AN BETA GAME? I ASK ALL THE LEADERS FROM CLANS OR COMMUNITIES TO STOP SUPPORTING THIS ! THEY ASK TO MUCH MONEY FOR AN UNFINISHED PRODUCT! *MESSAGE FOR ALL RETARDS THAT ARE SAYING : "GIVE THEM TIME TO FIX THE GAME,ITS VERY HARD TO PROGRAM ...bla bla...." -----> THIS GAME WAS RELEASED 5 ~ 6 MONTHS A GO DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY BETA GAMES? SELLING AN UNFINSHED PRODUCT AS A FINISHED ONE AND NOT SAYING NOTHING ABOUT IT IT'S CALLED *THIEFT * FRAUD* * SUPPORTING THE COMPANY THAT MAKES A GAME IT'S VERY GOOD IDEA,BUT AT LEAST SHOULD LET US NOW THAT IS A BETA/ALPHA GAME...NOT A FULL ONE. *magic **magic

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