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New BF3 patch on PS3 finally fixes QBU-88, MG36 bugs

It has taken DICE far longer than we expected, but we can finally bring some good news for PS3 owners of Battlefield 3 who bought the Back to Karkand DLC expansion pack. DICE has announced that they have fixed up two game breaking weapon bugs and players will be able to play a patched version of Back to Karkand very soon.

If you have been playing Back to Karkand on PS3, you’ll know exactly what we are talking about. For some bizarre reason, DICE released Back to Karkand in December and didn’t test two of the new weapons that were unlocked with the new assignments. The QBU-88 sniper rifle and the MG36 light machine gun didn’t work properly, as equipping them in-game would result in a horrible animation glitch which moved the crosshair above your head so you couldn’t see what you were aiming at.

Now though, we’re pleased to say that these have now been fixed up by DICE and PS3 players will be able to re-download a patched version of Back to Karkand from the PS Store starting from March 13. Don’t ask us why DICE hasn’t just put a simple update in place on the game when you boot it up, as it seems a strange move to make gamers download the whole Back to Karkand update again, which weighs in at around 2GB.

Other than that, there are no other changes planned for the PS3 version of the game. We would have liked to see tanks fixed up so that one person can designate an aircraft and then lock on with a guided missile successfully, but no joy yet sadly. If scout helicopters can do this fine with just a pilot, why not tanks as well? Just a thought there DICE.

So now you can finally start to level up the QBU-88 and MG36 weapons. Let us know your thoughts on the delayed patch update, and what changes you would like to see next.

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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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