If Battlefield 4’s Night Operations free DLC wasn’t enough for you, then you’ll be glad to know that another free content drop is set to come out later this month, and it’s the map designed by the BF4 community!
Called Battlefield 4 Community Operations, the new map brings players to the jungle where greenery provide a ton of cover. BF4 fans will be delighted to know that the map will be focus on infantry skirmishes, and will even feature a waterfall at the center.
Check out the Battlefield 4 Community Operations cinematic trailer above. You can read up on the DLC details below.
1. IT WAS DEVELOPED WITH THE COMMUNITY
The map Operation Outbreak was made hand-in-hand with the community. We started out by setting some basic guidelines, and then we started asking questions via polls. These polls directed what the map ended up like. In the end, your votes created a jungle map that was highly destructible, infantry focused, and medium-sized.
2. ITS BACKSTORY INVOLVES MONKEYS
Like most Battlefield maps, Operation Outbreak has a story behind it. A secret Indonesian medical research facility has been developing a virus… and testing that virus on monkeys. An incident where the monkeys got loose and wreaked havoc on the surrounding valley was picked up by military intelligence, prompting the US and China forces to send a force to the area to seize the research.
3. IT COULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE DESERT (OR IN THE MOUNTAINS)As you can tell from the screenshots, the map takes place in a dense jungle, full of places to hide and ambush your opponents. But it didn’t have to be that way: other locale options the community voted on was a Desert and Mountains/Forest environment.
4. IT HAS FIVE KEY LOCATIONS
The community also helped choose the points of interest of the map which resulted in the five major ones we have today: Medical Facility, Temple, Ghost Town, Fishing Village, and the Palm Oil Plantation.
5. THERE’S A TEMPLE WITH A HUGE WATERFALL IN THE CENTER
Initially, there was no Temple planned for the map, but popular demand from the community showed that it was something people really wanted. We used your feedback and made the waterfall we were working on into a Temple ruins with some really interesting gameplay.
6. YOU PICKED THE NAME
As the final poll we asked for name suggestions for the Community Map – and we got LOTS of names. We picked our top favorites and had you guys vote on the best name in there. The end result was Operation Outbreak, so that’s where we landed!
No firm release date has been given for Community Operations aside from “October 2015,” and it won’t be part of BF4’s big fall title update. Once we know more, we’ll let you know.
Anyone looking forward to this new (and free!) Battlefield 4 map or have you moved on to other shooters?