Battlefield 4: Expanding into China Rising

December 15, 2013

We’ve been waging war in Battlefield 4 since October, or November for the next-gen console converts among us. The first in a line of expansions, China Rising, has recently debuted, allowing players to expand into new territory, with four different new maps to explore and fight over. Battlefield fans can also get their hands on a host of new weapons and gadgets.

Four new maps can be found in the China Rising pack. The first, Dragon Pass, is somewhat of a remake of the Battlefield 2 classic Dragon Valley, and feels similar to Bad Company 2‘s jungle environments. Guilin Peaks, another new map, looks like something straight from Avatar, with lush vegetation and towering peaks. Hopping between caves and rivers makes for some fantastic skirmishes, and the return of dirt bikes allows you to speed across the map with ease, and perhaps take a few of the enemy with you.

Altai Range conjured memories of Damavand Peak, featuring snowy peaks and areas where both infantry and amour can dominate. A command station allows you to temporarily take command of a bomber and fire missiles upon the enemy team as it flies from one side of the map to the other. The final new map, Silk Road, sees a large military base surrounded by imposing desert terrain. Smaller game modes, like team deathmatch, are perfect for Silk Road, as you fight through the map’s military outpost.

Of course, all of Battlefield 4’s games modes are supported on each of the new maps. Players can also dive into the return of the Air Superiority Mode, this time with either jets or helicopters. Five new weapons are also available to unlock by completing various assignments.

China Rising is available to download for Battlefield 4 and is included as part of a Premium membership.

This is a sponsored post but opinions are my own.