EA's about to unveil the Dragon's Teeth expansion pack for Battlefield 4. They announced on Twitter that the first trailer for the DLC will be released in a matter of days.
The five weapons in Dragon's Teeth are suited toward room-to-room combat. The Unica 6 Magnum and Desert Eagle are handguns with low ammunition capacity but maximum stopping power. The SIG MPX and SRSS Bulldog are a submachine gun and bullpup assault rifle, respectively, ideal for targets at short or medium range. The expansion also includes a sniper rifle but it's compact and silenced. You probably won't be able to sit in one sniper's nest for long but this weapon should make it harder for you to give away your position.
Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth will also introduce ballistic shields. Unlike the infantry shields in Gears of War or Call of Duty, they require two hands so you can't fire a pistol while using it. This was due to animation issues but nonetheless should have a happy side effect: it forces players to work together. A player with a shield will need to stick with a teammate with a gun to prevent enemies from flanking them.
Another gadget in the expansion pack is the Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS). This drone looks like a miniature tank. It's not very agile but it can fire grenades and machine guns to fend off enemy infantry. It should be especially effective in the close-quarters environments of Dragon's Teeth because it won't have to worry about being taken out from afar by snipers or vehicles.
The last major piece of content in Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth is a new game mode called "Chainlink." No details have been released about this mode but perhaps we'll catch a glimpse of it in the trailer. Whatever Chainlink is, it should have an infantry focus like the rest of the expansion.
We shouldn't have to wait long for the release of Dragon's Teeth. Previous expansion pack Naval Strike went live about a month after its first trailer. It'd be great if they got the DLC out by May or June because the summer's always a slow period for new releases.