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On October 27th, 2011 in News

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The first Battlefield 3 expansion/DLC, called Back to Karkand, will offer 4 maps that have been remade for Battlefield 3. The maps won’t be recreated block for block, but will bring some changes and updates with them.

A new competition from DICE gives players the chance to name a control point in the new version of Gulf of Oman, one of the most popular Battlefield 2 maps. DICE’s new design philosophy is that the new Gulf Of Oman is set “a few years later in time than the original battles”. For a comparison, they’ve released the above screenshots, showing Gulf of Oman’s “beach” capture point in Battlefield 2, and its remake in Battlefield 3. You can check out the competition here.

To all BF2 fans out there, what do you think of Gulf of Oman’s new look?


  1. Starch
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Known about this for a while, though I can’t come up with a name. Trash town maybe?

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    • Implied
      October 27th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      Oman Beach :P

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    • Gundam288
      October 28th, 2011 at 4:25 am

      A mellah, arabic for Ghetto… fits doesn’t it?

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      • BlueSmiley
        October 28th, 2011 at 5:18 am

        I like this one. You should enter the competition.

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    • Hired_Mark
      October 28th, 2011 at 6:15 am


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      • maks
        October 28th, 2011 at 6:38 am

        nice one. everybody put in Ghaddafi point please, in honor of the poor libyan dick-tator. too bad he got what was coming for him….

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  2. random
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I fear they’re going to mash the maps together in the middle of these new maps……. especially if they’re redesigning them

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    • Kernkraft
      October 27th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      Naa…the control points are going to probably stay in the same place as always. I think they will just add more stuff in between.

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    • Implied
      October 27th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      They might move the Objectives. So far it seems from the Image comparison they moved the road over to the side a bit to make room for the House. Changed Palm Trees etc.

      But yes, Objective Positioning (Same as BF2/Moved to be more BC2 Style) will probably be a big factor in telling Fans whether or not EA/DICE is dragging Battlefield 3 into a “Bad Company” direction.

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      • Implied
        October 27th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        Or is the new Image just taken from a different spot? You can kind-of see the same Road there, but at the same time there’s differences with the stonework etc. Hm…

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    • The MAN!!
      October 27th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      They’re just chopping the ends of to make it another Linear map to stop campers, i sorta like it now.

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  3. paul
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Ive a feeling, the maps, will be butchered.

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    • R1C095
      October 27th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      from the looks of wake island, they made it amazing

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      • DJ Fresh
        October 27th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

        ^ What he said

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  4. planewhore
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Hopefully this is an indication BTK’s release will be sooner than later.

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    • Implied
      October 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      Not sure if someone made it up but while back there was a rumor or something that B2K would be due around a month after Game Launch, which means we’ll be getting the Trailer (there’ll be one I’m guessing, since they’re calling this an Expansion Pack) pretty soon, along with Release Date.

      On that note, I’m very curious to see how long until they announce their next Game this time. IIRC BF3 was announced very soon after BF2 was launched.

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  5. FatSharkEZ
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    “the enemys has taken control of “my house”!

    would funny if it was named it something like that

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    • That Guy.
      October 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      I think it would sound more like this..

      Be Advised: “the enemys has taken control of “my house”!

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      • p90
        October 28th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

        Soldiers, save “my mums house”. THAT IS AN ORDER!

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    • -=BwK=-
      October 28th, 2011 at 12:29 am


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      • .Genocide.
        October 28th, 2011 at 4:16 am

        Lawl, seriously. Lets try “The enemy has taken control of ‘My House’” There, that so hard?

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        • That Guy.
          October 28th, 2011 at 6:32 am

          Guys, relax i copy pasted what the person before me had said. I read it later and saw my mistake. No need to ride me till days end.

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  6. ImStalkinYou
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    looks… different, but still amazing!

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    • ImStalkinYou
      October 27th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      forgot to suggest a post name, how about Beach Outskirts, the place doesn’t look that central to me.

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  7. duhello
    October 27th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    anyone else having problem activating the code? (EU)

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    • young_gunnerz
      October 27th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      I activated earlier but EA has a notice saying origin is having some probs with that so they are working on it. U will be able to activate soon.

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  8. KirtashESP
    October 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    After few C4, tank shells and plane bombs it’ll look exactly the same :)

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    • thebattlefield
      October 28th, 2011 at 12:45 am

      its bf3, it will look the same as before but with some holes in the walls

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  9. iZeam
    October 27th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    You need a new name, why not zoidberg? :D

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    • Other Brian
      October 27th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      CO: “Be advised: the enemy has taken Zoidberg!”

      Team: “…….they can keep it.”

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  10. smelly
    October 27th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Be advised, the enemy has taken control point hagie hollow

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  11. Slurpy
    October 27th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    When is Back to Karkand going to be released?

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    • ChrizFooliaz
      October 28th, 2011 at 7:30 am

      in about a month

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  12. Hamburg192
    October 27th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I’m missing the Palm trees and the green. It looks like another scrubby arabian desert city -.-

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  13. BarsaBoy
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Control point name: Fucking Amazing Beach of the Best Shooter of all times

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  14. scutkine
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    A famous Game store has wrote in his website, BTK will be release in December…

    Fact or Fiction? Wait and see…

    Anyway i’m waiting to play the new gulf of Oman to give my opinion coz we can just see a screenshot, not the map in its entirety…

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  15. Marc
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I don’t think these kinda trees suit this level was my first thought. Need palm trees or similar.

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    October 27th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Where are my beautiful palm trees D:

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  17. kelleroid
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    BF3 downloading…
    Several minutes at 100%.

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  18. Tratunafish
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Hotel, first CP on Karkand.

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  19. The MAN!!
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Apartment Complex, see simple, YAY! NO SKRILLEX!!.

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    • DJ Fresh
      October 27th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      Didn’t you used to side with sxrillex on everything?

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  20. Yeah
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    A few years? Damn those trees grow fast.

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  21. plumokin
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    they should name it clusterf*ck, idk why, i think it would be funny

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  22. Flipper200
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I think they should name it “Bad Oman”

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  23. bloodysquad
    October 28th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    OP Restrepo. Thats all I have to say.

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  24. thebattlefield
    October 28th, 2011 at 12:58 am

    in honor to skrylex, im going to change my underwear, damn this feels ridiculous

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  25. Arlecchino
    October 28th, 2011 at 2:53 am

    UnCALLed Place..

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    • BlueSmiley
      October 28th, 2011 at 9:05 am

      The most lame reply of 2011 goes to…



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