Legacy Operations Re-Imagines Dragon Valley for Battlefield 4

It seems as though EA and DICE certainly plan to keep the original Battlefield true to its military roots by consistently releasing further...
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    It seems as though EA and DICE certainly plan to keep the original Battlefield true to its military roots. Despite the fact that they have somewhat switched gears to a more cops & robbers style of combat with Battlefield Hardline, they have still continued to consistently release further patches and maps to their two-year-old military FPS. Over the past few months, DICE and EA have given the Battlefield 4 community two separate maps for free. Urging us all to hone our hearing and vision with Night Operations, and then bestowing upon us Operation Outbreak, the map that the Battlefield community had participated in creating. The devs are maintaining this same stream of free content by bringing forth a completely re-imagined version of a fan-favorite map from Battlefield 2; the incredibly massive Dragon Valley.

    After the final promised four-map DLC Final Stand was released last year, the developers had made it clear that it would not be the final content that would be brought to the game. They had also asked the community which map from previous Battlefield games they would like to see re-created in Battlefield 4, and Dragon Valley was the undisputed victor. Dragon Valley was mostly remembered for its immense size, destructible bridges, and unprecedented amount of flags to capture. In an attempt to bring this map’s original potential to today’s gaming standards, DICE and EA have added a dynamic cloud layer which will shroud any incredibly far away areas instead of having them just fade in and out depending on the overall distance to them. This cloud cover will also act as a barrier between ground combat and higher altitude aerial combat, providing jet and helicopter pilots a greater range of open space for aerial firefights.


    Dragon Valley 2015 will surely be based around the strategic use of land, sea, and air vehicles to travel across the vast range that the map will have. While vehicles will be key, it will also be vital to scan every area you come across to spot any hidden snipers or campers that may have you in their sights.

    Dragon Valley 2015 will be be released alongside the Holiday Update later this year at an unannounced date for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. This newer version will also include Rush mode which was not available on the original map back in Battlefield 2. Legacy Operations will unfortunately not be making its way to last generation consoles due to the fact that the developers wanted to truly make Dragon Valley 2015 larger than any other map that is currently available in Battlefield 4. However, they have said this does not mean last generation consoles will not be receiving future updates. They simply wanted to push Dragon Valley to its uttermost limits, which would not have been possible with last generation software. Be sure to get a sample of this re-imagined map in the gameplay test video above, and the three screenshots I've provided in the image gallery.

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  1. LookBroZombies_XBL
    I wish they had a date for release but this is still great news and I can't wait to play this map!
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  2. TiagoMeireles
    This is amazing, bf4 is my favorite game and the game keeps getting awesome content after two year on the market. Can someone predict a date for this one?
    Nice article bro.
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    1. RaoulDuke
      Thanks TiagoMeireles! I appreciate the positive feedback. :biggrin: I love that DICE and EA are continuing to give BF4 improvements and additional maps, especially ones like this that are absolutely huge. I'm assuming that this map will be released sometime in December, as it will be available at the same time as the Holiday Update.
  3. ZacOnCrac
    Main reason I love Battlefield is because unlike other FPS games on the market today, it remains relatively in the present. This futuristic crap is doing my head in, Black Ops 3 is the last cod I will force myself to enjoy.
    Oh and hey, Bad Company 2 was my life.
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  4. Vegeta
    Bless

    I love Battlefield and I'm glad they are bringing DV into BF4.
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  5. GTA Sin Andreas
    I absolutely love this game! I'm glad to see that it keeps getting better with free updates a little over two years after its original release. Once again Raoul, a lovely article concerning our favorite game. :wink:
    1. RaoulDuke
      Thanks, man! I'm just mainly happy that they haven't given up on BF4, like many other developers do when they move on to a newer title. I suppose they've realized that BF4 still has a massive and loyal fanbase that isn't going anywhere. :biggrin:
  6. Dazee
    I bought premium for BF4 on the Playstation 4 but I sold the PS4 a week later.

    I want to buy premium for the Xbox One but I'm not sure if it's worth it (on PS4 there was very few people playing most DLC maps).
  7. CAPiiX
    Glad they gave up on Hardline. This game is amazing
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    2. AlienFreek01
      Eh they are making more for bf4 than hard line.... they realized people didn't like hard line that much
    3. televisedfool
      How so? Hardline has already recieved two of it's four planned DLC packs and has recieved a free blackout DLC.

      Hardline is still popular and will continue to be supported.
    4. Rourtak
      Hardline is terrible
  8. Pyroman
    Loving it!
    EA finally releases a good game, and they don't stop updating it with nice content.
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    1. RaoulDuke
      Couldn't agree more Pyroman! BF4 is one of my all-time favorite games and they just continue making awesome additions and improvements! :biggrin:
    2. Yojimbo
      Battlefield never ceases to amaze me.