Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand DLC – PS3 release time for UK, US

By Alan Ng - Dec 6, 2011

If you have the Limited Edition version of Battlefield 3, there’s only going to be one thing on your mind right now – the imminent Back to Karkand DLC expansion pack. You’ll be pleased to know that we have uncovered an official time from EA for when you can expect the new content to land.

As most of you are aware, Back to Karkand will be available on December 6th, one week early exclusively on PS3 before the PC and Xbox 360 platforms get it later. There’s some slight confusion that those playing in Asia may not get the content on PS3 until December 7th, but for those of you in the UK and US – pay attention as it releases soon.

According to the official Battlefield Twitter account, you can expect Back to Karkand to arrive in at 8AM GMT on December 6th, for UK players of Battlefield 3. Here’s a Tweet below confirming this:

”@mikebox89 The release time for Back to Karkand will be 8:00AM GMT. ^CV”

For those of you that are wondering what the exact release time will be in the US, a further Tweet from EA clarifies the situation as they have stated that Back to Karkand will become available in the US at 12AM pacific time, which should be 3AM on December 6th for those of you on Eastern Time:

”@c4lch3x4ss It is going to be available 0:00 PST ^CV”

As a further reminder, Back to Karkand will be adding four new maps to the game, maps that featured in Battlefield 2 but have been remade using the Frostbite 2 engine. You’ll also get 10 new weapons, three new vehicles, some new ‘Assignments’ to complete and some brand new achievements to unlock. You can find out further details on the expansion pack here, while you can get a first look at the exciting new skid loader vehicle in a teaser trailer here.

So there we have it, are you looking forward to all the new content that will be on the way soon? It is a rare opportunity that PS3 users can have such hot material before the Xbox 360, so enjoy it while it lasts! What Back to Karkand map will you be spending all your time on?

UPDATE: We’ve seen over at the Battlefield Twitter account that new release times are being handed out by the minute. New details provided by EA reveal that Back to Karkand will be available around 12pm GMT in the UK and between 2PM and 6PM pacific time in the US.

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  • Bas

    It has nothing to do with EA, the exact time release is all on how soon or how late Sony puts all the content up at once in the store. Probably depends on how much stuff is in the update.

    Usually the whole store is updated 2-4 but sometimes 1- even 9 (Pacific times).

    However most of the time if you’re looking for 1 item, you can search and might find and download it before the whole store is updated. You might be able to find it when you go to (view all- b- battlefield 3- then check if there’s the dlc), at about 10-1. Otherwise you have to wait till the late afternoon/dinner time Pacific to get the pack.

    You’re welcome.

  • Pawel G.

    Its 3:23 eastern time and all I’m getting is “Failed to connect to EA Online. Please try again.” And the “again” part doesn’t seem to be very helpful.

  • Goldensgods

    when is it gan be released in aus?

    • Ctonquest

      Never!!!!! Not really d’day mate!

      • Ctonquest

        Sorry. I meant g’day. Stupid iPhone keypad.