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Early BF3 Back to Karkand DLC problems on PS3

We’re pleased to say that for most of you playing Battlefield 3 right now with a copy of the Limited Edition of the game, the highly anticipated Back to Karkand expansion pack is now live and available to download for free.

However, there’s one or two teething problems to tell you about as we’re sure that some of you have been experiencing a few problems when trying to find a Back to Karkand server on one of the four new maps that are available in the pack.

The good news, is that DICE has already highlighted this issue, and has stated that players who are finding it difficult to see a Back to Karkand map in the server browser, should instead use the quick match option on PS3 to select a B2K map for now, until they provide a fix to solve the problem. Here is the message in full, as taken on the official Battlefield blog:

‘At the moment, we are experiencing issues with the server browser. Please use the Quick Match filter settings to pick the Back to Karkand map and mode you want to play. Going through the server browser right now will match you up with base game maps only. We are hard at work isolating and fixing this issue and will have an ETA on this later. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, using Quick Match will let you select and play on any map, from the base game or Back to Karkand.”

On a side note, we’ve also read some isolated issues where the PlayStation Store is still asking gamers to pay for the Back to Karkand content, regardless if you own a Limited Edition version of the game, in which case it should be free. We have seen this problem at first hand ourselves, so we can definitely confirm that this is happening to a few of you.

Overall, there doesn’t appear to be any major problems with the new content, which is obviously great. If you have run into any Back to Karkand issues during installation or in-game, be sure to share your experiences with us below.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Connie Young Parrish

mann i got it an i down loaded it an i dident get maps guns noting help

Ichicano
Ichicano

i hate this,, my ps3 is freezing alot and only with this game

Ben2da_g
Ben2da_g

My lil brother erased the dlc back to arkand and now I can’t get it back is there any other way to get it back is there a way to to redeem it I tried to download it all over again bur it’s not working please help

James Dalgliesh

I keep punching in the code, i do have the LE version of the game. And it keeps telling me that it is expired like you said. Although i have been trying for a while, and looked at a lot of sources online, but have not found any solutions that have worked.

Qquuiiinn
Qquuiiinn

content still not available baah shamefull

dabrowncheef
dabrowncheef

when on the B2K maps, my MG3 is above my head. While holding the gun my player holds it above his head?

Dan-raindrops
Dan-raindrops

I got the bf3 normal edition (which costed 65€ in Portugal) plus b2k (which costed 15€) and I can’t enjoy the game to its fullest, I’ve got a ps3 and it will only allow me to play Rush on the b2k maps, I can’t play Conquest or any other mode on normal maps.
Please place DICE, fix this problem, I’ve paid 80€ to enjoy “the fps of the year” and it has only given me headaches!

Corzart
Corzart

DICE you really need to get them Fingers and brains working as i can speak for me and the rest of everyone else is that this game is so not what you said it’s going to be !!! BF3 has more Bugs than that crappy Game called “world of Warcraft” by Bliz !!! i got the Limted Ed and payed for the online pass and i can’t even play any games in server Browser i mean WTF guys … most of us payed £42. to £45 for a game that does not work at all

Fordfusion84
Fordfusion84

And I still have not even been able to download it w/o a system freeze

Fordfusion84
Fordfusion84

B2k won’t load and is giving corrupted messages and causing me to hard re-set on ps3

Sauer Tristan
Sauer Tristan

I bought the limited edition on ps3 but I don’t have access to the Back to Karkand content. I contacted EA but they were no help. However, I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one with this problem, and hope it will get fixed soon. Anyone with a solution, please share.

Hiddedevoogt
Hiddedevoogt

If I do my download, first it downloads like 30% and thwn my ps3 completely freezes and when I shut it down it says “corrupted data’ anyone who solves this?

jonhef95/vshbuddy
jonhef95/vshbuddy

At first i downloaded the dlc and then i started up the game i went to go play a map on the browser since the maps were not displayed on the quick match for some reason. when i joined it told me something like the server was running something i didnt have. I download the dlc again just incase the first time something happened. I then play the game again and then the new maps are displayed on the quick match “option”. I select 1 of the new maps to play and then it freezes on the loading screen. everytime… Read more »

Jonhef95
Jonhef95

Since you’re so glad to hear all issues and experiences.. my issue is that my bf3 was fine until i downloaded the dlc and the whole game got corrupted and nothings okay anymore.. cant join new maps or the whole game freezes on loading screen and then i gotta restart and when i can play which was only on co-op i couldn’t see any of my characters weapons or use them. So it was an extremely great an awesome experience for me to see that. vshbuddy

Simon L
Simon L

Just another update: I got it working!!! I have B2k!! I was so fed up yesterday that I actually called PSN tech support with a live agent telling me what to do with the system. She first told me to delete my bf3 playing data then turn off the system then she gave me step by step instructions on how to get my ps3 back into safe mode. This is where it gets interesting, cuz this is actually the official and best way to restore corrupt data on ur ps3’s. (***I strongly reccomend u calling psn to guide u cuz… Read more »

Konaku89
Konaku89

its not working at all for me ive downloaded the b2k 4 times and deleted all bf3 data from my ps3 then reinstalled and its still saying i dont have it

Konaku89
Konaku89

its not working at all for me ive downloaded the b2k 4 times and deleted all bf3 data from my ps3 then reinstalled and its still saying i dont have it

Timto
Timto

When down loading  Karkand Pack, my ps3 stopped at about 80%, I waited about 10 min, nothing. I then hit ps button twice on controller and it finished down loading. Everything is working fine now. Hope this helps other players. TW

Mel Leese
Mel Leese

Can’t download. Keeps telling me its the wrong code or it has expired! Any Idea’s.

Callmeaj04
Callmeaj04

omg i had the same problem with it not being free and having to pay. then i contacted EA via live chat and they asked me for the email registered with the game i gave it to them and they said “there is no game under that email” bull$&*# so i gave them my other accounts email and guess what they tell me the same thing. but guys for me i signed into my master account for my ps3 the first one created and i went into playstation store and it was there for free. hope this solves your problem.

Illagueril1
Illagueril1

I have the LE and downloaded it with no problems but I don’t have conquest assault as a choice to play, I deleted and downloaded and installed again and it’s still not there, did anybody else have this problem??

John Ruiz

My system keeps on freezing when playing new maps. It has happened 10 times already.. I’ve only been able to play a full match of wake island and gulf of oman, the other 2 freeze within 1-3 min of playing time

Craig Rebello

same here 11 % in the dl and she froze AGAIN was afraid my hard drive had been corrupted, but it was good still cant get it to download though!

Ben
Ben

I had to download it twice,cand on the third time it prompted to download it again, then froze and almost corrupted my PS3 hardrive.

Tyren Cooper

My download reaches about 10-20% and then it freezes, I left it for about 10 minutes and it didn’t change, I’ve noticed others have experienced this problem, upon restart my PS3 said it had corrupted software on it, what is the solution?

AngryBF3player
AngryBF3player

I have the problem stated in the text.. Even though i have the limited edition it says that i need to pay for it which is really bugging me .. Fix it plz

Dynasty2021
Dynasty2021

More ‘technical’ issues are that there is no 5-flag version of Wake Island.

You spawn on the tips of the ‘horse shoe’ unless you spawn in the jets or helos.

Yet again, we get screwed over by consoles due to your dated, rubbish hardware!

Bukhar Robert
Bukhar Robert

Hi!I have already bought the Back to karkand dlc from the psn store,and dowload it several times but isn’t working for me.I do not able to select new maps and If I try it on the serwer browser the following massage appears You don’t own the content.WTF?I tried to download trough the game menu but dosen’t work.Any help?

Mathias Eriksson

Damn, I have never had any problems with BF3 on my PS3. But after
installing Back to Karkand, BF3 freezes about 5-10 minutes in a game.
Whats up with that? Anyone else have this problem?

I have tried re-installing BF3 and Karkand pack but no luck!

Bry
Bry

So far…it froze on me while downloading and now after a hard restart of my system. It has frozen again…this time during install. what the hell am i supposed to do now…says not to turn power off during install…PS3!!!

PJ Cancelliere

So I have never had any issues with BF3 multiplayer but I downloaded the new patch and got Back to Karkland and now half the time I play I spawn without any equipment, and if I finish the game like that it freezes.

Yoelgonzalez11
Yoelgonzalez11

hey i download the maps but dosent show up in the menu helppp

J_oli07
J_oli07

The map pack froze when installing.. should I turn the ps off? Any one else have this issue?

Dsadsa
Dsadsa

Damn!! I bought the limited edition and it says i have to pays… im gonna pay but EA… come on refund me…..

ThePieMan
ThePieMan

Downloads okay for me but installing is now stuck at 36% 🙁

Cpaine
Cpaine

just got outta work went to dl the expansion pack and i dont even have the option. I got the limited edition and everything, but neither in the playstation store or bf3 in game store doesnt even show it. any answers

이상도

same here not available maybe for tomorrow, and dlc doesn’t appear because it is not available dikheads 

Gordiandres
Gordiandres

ok this is what happened the reason why ppl cant acess it is because ea announced it was going to be released to day but they only listed pacific time if you live in the eastern time zone, u can acess it between 5pm and 9pm

DC
DC

nothing works i keep trying to play it but i cant EA your p!@#ing me off

Bf3head
Bf3head

Im having that stupid problem too.. i cant see it in my ps store… i tried checking the ingame store and it just says This content will be announced soon..
 

AnimalMotha34
AnimalMotha34

I dont even see the DLC in the in-game store what the heck?

CHICKENFUGER
CHICKENFUGER

cant find the dlc in the in game store OR main menu store?!?! Why god, WHY?!

Sam
Sam

A game having problems on PS3!?!! Wow, sooooo unusual…

JokerBomber
JokerBomber

The downloadable package doesn’t appear at all in the store. I don’t know what’s wrong with mine….

Schwedwan
Schwedwan

I have limited and I have it for free, but I have downloaded the expansion pack and installed it about 3 times now, and it has not worked to play the maps, it does not even show up as an option in the Quick Match filter..It like if the Ps3 or the game doesn’t recognize the installation or something..

Pietervercammen7
Pietervercammen7

same problem as below i have the unlimited edition but it says i have to pay for back to karkand pls fix this

Paul_thompson_23
Paul_thompson_23

I have the limited editon on PS3 and it says i have to pay? The only code i received when i bought the game was the online pass inside which im hoping allows me to access back to kharkand.

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