We didn’t expect to hear details so soon on further Battlefield 3 DLC after Armored Kill, but DICE and EA have pleasantly surprised us. They’ve just gone live with the first info for the upcoming Aftermath expansion, which is due out sometime in December this year.
Just like the Back to Karkand, Close Quarters and Armored Kill expansions, you’ll be getting another four new maps to play on. However, DICE are going to shake things up again though, as unlike Armored Kill which features the biggest Battlefield maps in history, Aftermath is going to provide you with four smaller ‘urban’ types of maps.
To give you an idea of the scale, think along the lines of Operation Metro, Seine Crossing, Grand Bazaar and Tehran Highway – nothing too big, but obviously not as small as the Close Quarter maps. The expansion will also contain one brand new unannounced game mode that DICE are keeping secret for now, as well as all new assignments and achievements to unlock again.
Interestingly, DICE has said that new vehicles are coming, but it looks like these may just be modified versions of the existing vehicles in the game. Check out a line from the official wording from DICE to see their explanation:
”New heavily modified military and civilian vehicles — ingenuity and firepower combined”
What does this mean we wonder? You may also like to know that new weapons may be coming as well. EA didn’t state this on the official Battlefield website here, but new weapons are stated for Aftermath on the Battlelog Premium page here – so that needs some clarification for sure.
What are your thoughts on four new urban style maps – are you happy with this? We enjoy the likes of Seine Crossing and Grand Bazaar so we’re definitely looking forward to more of the same, especially with a post-earthquake theme to the maps. Would you like to see yet more vehicles, or would you rather see more weapons?