DICE has detailed Battlefield 4's upcoming Carrier Assault mode.
Set in the South China Sea, the new game type sees two opposing teams bidding to destroy the opposition's aircraft carrier before their own is infiltrated and taken down.
Lead gameplay designer Gustav Halling explains: "You start out fighting a big-scale war with sea, land, and air vehicles controlling the map, and then everything evolves into an infantry-focused, close quarter fight inside both carriers at the same time
"There are two ways of destroying the enemy carrier: either by full map control or assaulting the carrier as infantry. Each round is divided into two stages, starting with map control and ending with carrier attack.
"Both teams start on their own carrier and race to control the missile launchers placed on the map, by capturing the control points near them. This will automatically launch missiles towards the enemy carrier throughout the round, eventually destroying its hull and making it open for infantry attacks.
"When this happens for one or both teams, the carrier assault state is started. The team can then either drive a boat out to the carrier and climb aboard, or use the parachute spawn points above it.
"Once inside, the team must destroy two M-COM stations, which will open up new areas to the carrier, with the engine room being the final one. Destroying the two M-COM's, or bringing down the carrier hull's health to 0%, will win the match for your team."
Battlefield Premium members will receive access to the Naval Strike expansion two weeks before it goes on general sale. The water combat focused DLC will feature four new maps, five fresh weapons, the amphibious hovercraft vehicle, ten assignments and the Carrier Assault mode.