Battlefield 4’s Final Stand DLC revealed; includes new maps and a hover-tank

As its name implies, Battlefield 4’s last downloadable package has been recently unveiled via the game’s official blog, and it includes a lot of snow… and futuristic weaponry. Final Stand – as it’s called – features four new maps based on Russia’s artic landscape – ‘Operation Whiteout’, ‘Hammerhead’, ‘Giants of Karelia’, and ‘Hangar 21’ – in addition to a rail-gun capable of firing “a single round of powerful kinetic energy” and a hover-tank prototype. DICE also promises a few more surprises, which will be revealed in the coming weeks. Additionally, said new DLC has already entered in its pre-release phase, and can be accessed by the CTE (Community Test Environment).

“With Final Stand, we knew from the start that we wanted to evolve the Battlefield experience and offer weapons and vehicles that behave differently than anything else on the battlefield,” says DICE. “Taking place on the artic landscape of Russia, where the scientists of today are experimenting with technology that will define the battlefields of tomorrow (Battlefield 2142, anyone?), Final Stand will deliver four maps that are unique and distinct. With its military installations set against a wintry landscape, expect intense, infantry-focused combat.”

“Players will also discover secret prototype weapons and vehicles that further tie into the fiction around Final Stand, and to some extent the Battlefield series. This includes a Battle pick-up rail gun that fires a single round of powerful kinetic energy, and the hover tank prototype, which uses eight experimental jet propulsion engines to nimbly move around the battlefield. We have a few more surprises up our sleeves that we’ll share with you in the weeks ahead. This is the first time we have ever done something like this at this early stage – and we hope it will mean a more stable and higher quality release in the end!”

The developer has opened-up additional slots on the CTE, although customers must first purchase a PC Premium account. You can check out more details on the initiative on its official website.