DICE have answered to what Battlefield 4 players have wanted for a while now which is a new multiplayer night map. The map will be titled Battlefield 4 Night Operations and it is set to release in September.
Night Operations is set in Graveyard Shift which is based on Zavod 311. The map brings with it several tweaks like improving sounds so you can detect your opponent easier through their footsteps and has its unique features to make fighting in the night time more entertaining.
“We quickly realized there was more to it than just making a pretty map. It would need to feature a new sound landscape, destructible lights, and a different sort of gameplay. This lead to us focusing on the creation of Zavod: Graveyard Shift, based on Zavod 311, a new map that brings with it several improvements and tweaks to allow for more stealthy and tactical gameplay.”
“We touched things like passive/active spotting to make it easier to flank your opponent. We’ve improved the sound system so you can pinpoint where those footsteps come from. Additionally, we’ve also given the gadgets and tools of the night an improvement pass to make them shine in the dark (but less so during the day).”
The new map is playable in Conquest, Rush, Team Deathmatch, Obliteration, Domination and Gun Master modes although the description states that the map will play differently when in Gun Master mode since the map has a special second layout dedicated to this map only and this is the first time ever we see a second layout for a Battlefield map.
“When playing Gun Master (which plays very differently at night), we realized it would be cool to have a second, even darker layout – one with a special new Weapons Preset specifically tailored for nighttime. So, we made one – this is the first time we created a secondary layout to a map for any game mode.”
To see some gameplay in the new night map, check out the video here.