The upcoming expansion pack: Naval Strike will contain the mode ‘Carrier Strike’, which DICE describes as “homage to the fan-favorite, Titan mode from Battlefield 2142.”
Titan Assault was a game mode introduced in BF 2142 back in 2006 which saw players working together in order to destroy the enemy teams Titan, a flying warship surrounded by a force field, whilst protecting their own vessel. The early part of the match would see players battling to capture Anti-Titan Missile silos to try and destroy it, or a more dangerous method in boarding the ship and inflicting enough damage on the Titan’s central core. Commander mode, a feature also in Battlefield 4, allowed one member to move the Titan and fire its weapon systems and launch.
Using this as a template, it seems likely instead of an airship you assault a carrier in Battlefield 4, but it will be interesting to see how the update plays out.
The Naval Strike expansion pack is primarily focused on water-based combat, and includes the introduction of four new maps, all set in the South China Sea, which are as follows:
• Lost Islands, which sees players trying to capture fishing villages
• Wave Breaker, where you can infiltrate a naval base or rush between shipping docks and rocky islands
• Nansha Strike, which apparently features the largest ocean stretch in a Battlefield map
• Operation Mortar, which is set in around an abandoned Cliffside resort
Also included in the pack are five new weapons, two new gadgets and the introduction of an amphibious hovercraft.
The Naval Strike pack is expected in late March, but Battlefield Premium members will gain access to it two weeks early.