While it wouldn’t be entirely fair to say that the Battlefield franchise has run out of ideas, there’s no denying that the first person military shooter genre is wearing rather thin. There’s only so many times a game can take players to the desert, the tundra, or the Pacific theater before things starting feeling like old hat.
Luckily for Battlefield 4, a decidedly self-aware approach to post-release content has helped the game avoid some of those admittedly valid criticisms. Somehow the team at DICE LA has found a way to balance the bombastic with the slightly absurd, like putting a Megalodon in the middle of a map.
However, with Battlefield 4‘s DLC tour on its last legs, many are wondering whether this latest franchise iteration will pull out all the stops for its final map pack, Final Stand. Well, if a recent rumor is any indication, it sounds like the DLC pack might be adding something a little unexpected into the game. According to a tipster on Reddit, the Final Stand DLC reportedly includes snowboards as a “vehicle” type.
The tipster in question has been a valuable source of Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline details, leaking map names for both the Dragon’s Teeth and Final Stand DLC packs. He or she purports to be a QA tester for the Battlefield franchise, but that is unconfirmed.
Still, a nearly unblemished track record with rumors has us inclined to believe this tipster may be right about the snowboards in Final Stand. Something like that would be just the thing Battlefield 4 needs to go out on a goofy note.
Obviously, Battlefield 4 has had an uphill climb even before launch, but if DICE can nail this final DLC pack they will at least help ease Battlefield Hardline‘s path to success. However, all we know about Final Stand at this point is that it will close the loop on the in-game War of 2020, and now that it may feature snowboards. It’s going to take a lot more than that to convince gamers that the Battlefield franchise is worth returning to in the future.
How do you feel about Battlefield 4 adding snowboards with its final DLC pack? What other unusual vehicles would you like to see in the game?
Battlefield 4: Final Stand currently has no release date.
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