Back to Karkand is definitely starting to get a little bit rusty now, with Battlefield 3 gamers eager to see some fresh DLC to play. It seems EA are finally on the same wavelength as they have just announced not one, but three brand new expansion packs to the game.
The first expansion pack will be coming in June, yes June and it will be titled Close Quarters. Before you look away in disgust that these aren’t going to be the huge maps that you’re after, the other expansion packs on the way will suit your needs just fine.
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For those of you that are looking forward to Close Quarters however, we can tell you that DICE will be adding four new maps to the game, as well as another 10 brand new weapons to use. Just like Back to Karkand, we’re guessing that these new weapons will be unlocked by completing brand new assignments, which we’re a big fan of.
Another word of warning for those of you who like your Battlefield maps big, is that Close Quarters will not feature any new vehicles this time around. We’re interested to see how this close quarters plan turns out for the game, but we just hope that it doesn’t turn into some Call of Duty style grenade launcher fest like it does on Operation Metro. If that happens, then we may see BF3 fans take to the forums to complain to DICE big time for taking the game in this direction.
Once Close Quarters is out, there will be another two expansions to look forward to. The first is called Armored Kill which will apparently feature the ‘biggest BF3 map yet’ and a new vehicle to use, while the final pack due out will be called End Game – there’s no info on this whatsoever at the moment.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on how much Close Quarters is going to cost, but we expect it to be around the same price that Back to Karkand was, which was $15. Let us know your initial reaction to the three new packs, especially if you are not really a fan of close quarter style gameplay. Are you worried that the four maps will become a ‘COD fest’?
Update: Added some off cam footage below. Does it look COD-style? You decide and let us know what you think in the comments.