The first details for the third DLC pack for Battlefield 3 have emerged on the official site along with the above piece of concept art.
Aftermath will be set in Tehran after an earthquake has struck which means we will see four new multiplayer maps already full of dust and debris. We can also look forward to cracks and fissures providing on the maps to provide cover and new paths to objectives. There will also be some heavily modified military and civilian vehicles to take for a ride, and there will also be a new game mode, no details on that yet. Before Aftermath comes, we have Armored Kill which is coming in September, more details on the vehicular DLC can be found on the official blog.
I don’t think anyone in their right mind would use the word relaxing to describe anything related to Battlefield 3, this this video by BFO_Grizzle certainly is relaxing, taking in a cinematic view of Operation Metro. Lovely stuff for a Friday afternoon before you finish work.
The Back to Karkand DLC for Battlefield 3 hit the PC and 360 yesterday while PS3 owners got it last week. (damn exclusivity deals) If you pre-ordered the game you will get free access to the pack which re-imagines four maps from the brilliant Battlefield 2 and also throws in a handful of new unlockable weapons and some new vehicles to play with. If you didn’t pre-order you can get the DLC for £11.99. A steep price, but quite possibly worth it. Hit the jump for some thoughts. …
DICE are releasing a mahoosive patch tomorrow for Battlefield 3 which is making some changes to the awful Tactical Light and fixes a problem where a TV guided missile could be shot into its own helicopter. The whole list is copy/pasted after the jump, but there is one upcoming change which I welcome with open arms.
“Our plan for the future is to introduce a warm-up mode, where players can move about and play the game, but with scoring disabled; then, when the number of players goes above the threshold — that’s when the real round starts.”
Sitting on a server with only a handful of players, not being able to do anything because you are being stuck in place is awful, and puts people off joining low populated servers. If this change is brought it, it will bring Battlefield 3 into line with Battlefield 2 where you could have as much fun as you wanted before the game started properly. This will be an ideal time for you to hop onto an empty server and practice your jet or helicopter flying. Full change list for tomorrow follows. …
Gulf of Oman was one of the best maps from Battlefield 2, hell the majority of the maps in that game were awesome and still blow away anything from Battlefield 3. So it is nice to see that the map that started it all with the Battlefield 2 demo is coming back in the Strike at Karkand DLC for the newest title in the series. Those classic vehicles are going to be wonderful to play with. Now for some maps from Battlefield 1942 to appear….
If you fancy some Battlefield 3 game time tonight, I am going to be online all night from 20:00GMT on the 256 Clan server. Just enter that name in the server search, or follow this link which should take you to the server directly. The server is 64-player with a heap of Conquest maps on rotation. My in-game name is ChrisWales if anyone wants to add me. Hooha!
“Fuck you Cole!” The moment I said those words was the moment I realised that I was actually involved in the campaign mode of Battlefield 3. I hadn’t been expecting to enjoy the singleplayer story mode at all, in fact the opening levels had nearly managed to stop me from completing it. I had bought Battlefield 3 because of the multiplayer, which is excellent, but the singleplayer ended up surprising me by getting me involved. That isn’t to say singleplayer is all that good.
My lord, just take a look at this trailer for Battlefield 3, it is quite immense. Guns, planes, tanks and a sneak peak at Strike at Karkand at the end.
EA have brought together some stats from the recent open beta for Battlefield 3 at put them into a lovely little image which you can see above. Over 8 million people took part in the beta, quite impressive if I say so myself. Click on the image to see it full size.