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Battlefield 4: Naval Strike Will Release on April 15 For Non-Premium Subscribers

Naval Strike is the third multiplayer DLC for Battlefield 4 and was released exclusively last week for the premium subscribers across all platforms. Developer DICE has now revealed that those who are without a subscription to the game’s premium service, will have to wait until April 15 to get their hands on the DLC.

As the name suggests, Naval Strike is based on ocean warfare; featuring four new maps that in one way or another have you driving the new hovercraft across waves and into chains of islands. There are two new gadgets for players to go through, as well as the new Carrier Assault game mode. Naval Strke will cost non-premium folks $14.99.

The initial release of the DLC was met with a few issues that caused DICE to delay it by a bit. Naval Strike was originally intended to be released on April 9, instead of 15.

Battlefield 4 players continue to report “rubber banding” issues, specially in 64-player matches. DICE recently noted that the studio is “unhappy” with recent server performance and will amend that soon. There’s no idea on how soon that will be.

“Looking into this further, we’re unhappy with our server performance, so we’ll be upgrading the hardware as soon as possible, investing more to deliver a better experience,” said Battlefield 4′s newly appointed community manager Dan Mitre yesterday.