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First Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth DLC screenhot released

Gameplay footage of the new expansion launching later this week

DICE has released the first screenshot of upcoming Battlefield 4 DLC pack Dragon's Teeth.

The Dragon's Teeth DLC will feature the addition of a two-handed ballistic shield, which will serve as mobile cover in the urban warfare expansion. DICE is planning to release the first gameplay footage of the add-on pack in the coming days.

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During a GDC session in March, senior animator Ryan Duffin said DICE initially wanted to create a shield which players could use in combination with handguns. However, development schedules and last-gen hardware memory constraints meant the feature couldn't be implemented. Instead, players will be able to melee with the shield, which has an attack range of about one metre.

Dragon's Teeth is the fourth of five Battlefield 4 expansions due for release by the summer of 2014. It can be pre-purchased as part of the £39.99 / $50 Battlefield Premium subscription offering. The other four expansions are Second Assault, China Rising, Naval Strike and Final Stand.

In early April, DICE began recruiting players to help test Battlefield 4 fixes before they roll out to the public, starting with work on lag problems.

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