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Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC release delayed on PC [update: Xbox One, too]

Posted on March 26, 2014 AT 01:17pm

Update: The Xbox One release of Naval Strike has also been delayed, DICE announced in a post update. Both are expected to release “early April” now.

“We have decided to delay the Xbox One version of Naval Strike because we want to address issues in the animation system that hinder players from engaging targets ins et circumstances using popular weapon configurations,” reads the update.

“We know that many Battlefield 4 Premium owners wanted to play Naval Strike today. However, we didn’t want to release this new content until we believed it was quality content.”

Original Story: DICE has announced that the PC version of Battlefield 4‘s Naval Strike DLC will not launch alongside the console versions today due to an unexpected issue.

The expansion was scheduled to release today, March 25 for Battlefield Premium members, with non-Premium members getting a hold of it on April 8. No new release date was offered. “We’ve detected an issue and it needs to be solved. Quality is our number one priority and we will not release Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on PC until we feel it meets the highest quality level possible,” a post on Battlelog reads.

“We are also working on a larger update to release alongside Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on PC that will address the issue of Tablet Commander not working correctly.”

Naval Strike features four new nautical-themed maps set in the South China Sea—Lost Islands, Wave Breaker, Nansha Strike, and Operation Mortar—a new amphibious hovercraft vehicle, two new gadgets, five weapons, 10 assignments, and the Carrier Assault game mode, which is an homage to Battlefield 2142‘s Titan mode.

The console versions of the DLC are unaffected and will launch later today.

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