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On November 29th, 2011 in News

Back To Karkand release date
There’s a lot of anticipation for the upcoming and first Battlefield 3 DLC/expansion, called Back to Karkand. While EA has teased us with several trailers and lots of screenshots, they’ve yet to confirm the release date for Back To Karkand. But according to a Sony page, the release date has finally been revealed.

Sony’s Asia PlayStation Store lists Battlefield 3 Back To Karkand with a release date on December 7, 2011. Since PlayStation 3 owners will get Back to Karkand (and all other DLC) one week earlier, that means that Back To Karkand will hit the PC and Xbox 360 platforms on December 14.

For more on the expansion, check out our Back to Karkand page, which has all the vehicles, maps, weapons and everything you need to know about Back to Karkand.



92 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. tacamo
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    “TACAMO Code of Conduct” server will run this 24/7. Come join us!

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    • Wjngchun
      November 29th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      WOOOO!! 8 more days! which DLC is next?

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    • TruthSlayer
      November 29th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      EVERY server will run this 24/7, genius.

      Off ya go.

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      • acechopper
        November 30th, 2011 at 12:08 am

        [ACE] ARMY will run this also 24/7 on our servers!!

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        • HanzKrebs
          November 30th, 2011 at 4:31 am

          die ads, die!

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        • Bloody Ghillie
          November 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

          Stab the ads with your profile picture!

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    • Carlbrett
      November 30th, 2011 at 12:52 am

      Why so much hate on advertisement?

      WAIT!!! Before you even begin typing I know what you are going to say, “Hater’s gonna hate.”. So predictable.

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      • Trollzor
        November 30th, 2011 at 1:57 am

        awwww nice avatar :D

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    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
      November 30th, 2011 at 8:21 am

      The comments section in BF3blog is intended for comments on the news content, not for posting advertisements about your servers.

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      • Carlbrett
        November 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

        Yea, that makes sense, dully noted.

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    • Kierenblade
      November 30th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      There should be a “spam” button on this website

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  2. anonymous
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Lets hope that PC gamers get VOIP squad functionality in the BTK update. Or at least a comment from DICE on why it was removed and when we can expect it. I am sick of the generic response from DICE that “they’re aware of the issue”…

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    • Goalieguy
      November 29th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      this isnt a patch, its an expansion pack, all you get with the expansion pack is the weapons, vehicles, and maps.

      the patch is seperate.

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    • TruthSlayer
      November 29th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      I suspect all the people bitching about squad VOIP will be the first ones bitching when they realize how much work it is to constantly MUTE annoying people to the extent they just “oh please god we want the old system back.”

      This game really brings out the crybabies I swear.

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      • anonymous
        November 29th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

        Yea because a mute button is harder than… Attempting to use the worthless Cammo Rose. Or chatting with 2 other people on Battlelog Chat and start a game and hope you can get into an Open squad. Or even better join a good server get on a good squad. Msg the squad that you are running a vent server, alt tab out of the game start vent, join the server, and pray that BF3 hasn’t crashed when you alt+tab back in, or that you haven’t been kicked from the server for going idle. STFU Truthslayer. VOIP has been in every online FPS since 2001. VOIP squad chat has been in the last 3 BF games and there is no excuse that arguably the most anticipated FPS this year has voice functionality removed. This is 2011 not 1999.

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      • Mike
        November 29th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

        Hardly ever had a problem with tards on voip in bf2 the whole 2000 hours i played bf2, besides you could block them or just turn voip off.

        It makes me wonder if you even know what your talking about.

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        • Mike
          November 29th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

          directed @ FullOfBsSlayer

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    • Mike
      November 29th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      They said they are working on putting squad voip back in, im personally happy with that, thats a hell of a lot better than what they said they would do for squad voip for bfbc2(they said and did zilch).

      Meh as much as i love squad voip if Back to Karkand doesn’t include it thats ok i can handle its absence for a little bit longer.

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  3. Aeiou
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    YESSSSSS about time we got a release date, thank you.

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  4. Mixedkidbx
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    great news..

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  5. ryalup
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    omg

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  6. CoolyFrost
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    AWESOME SAUCE!

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  7. Will
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Cheers James! Looking forward to it!

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  8. Maryam Alansari
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    thank Battlefield 3 ♥

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    • jeff
      November 29th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      cant wait!!

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    • LS
      November 29th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      WTF, are you a KİD?!

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      • Maryam Alansari
        November 29th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

        Yes What is the problem?
        I love the battlefield 3

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      • Implied
        November 30th, 2011 at 10:19 am

        She’s obvious a Kid, and I’m obviously Darth Vader, lord of a Galaxy Far Far Away. Bow down to me before I decide to blow up the Earth with my Ub3r Laz0rz.

        /Facepalm.

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      • Tractionist01
        November 30th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

        I approve!
        lol, jks:)

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    • tomcat_vf41
      November 30th, 2011 at 2:09 am

      are you persian?

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      • Maryam Alansari
        November 30th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

        Persian world is decent and Curse them /:

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  9. Timekicker
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I think I’m going to be sick that day.

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    • Maks
      November 30th, 2011 at 1:36 am

      isnt it the 7th?

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  10. Oh- Excuse me!? EXCUSE ME?!
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Will they actually fix their broken game by that time? Here’s hoping…

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    • Ravajava
      November 30th, 2011 at 1:33 am

      I don’t understand the hating. Some fan boys out there may not be aware, but a large percentage of the BF3 PC community hasn’t been able to play since the patch. So, I agree, I think they should fix that before the DLC, or at least tell us when they plan on fixing it.

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      • Oh- Excuse me!? EXCUSE ME?!
        November 30th, 2011 at 7:57 am

        They see me rollin’. They hatin’.

        They’re in obvious denial..they obviously haven’t seen the crapload of complaint threads on the BF3 PC forums and the feedback for the patch with at least 10000 players reporting that the game is now more broken than it was.

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        • Big_Bubbaloola
          December 1st, 2011 at 1:20 pm

          Ya see, I know your gonna accuse me of fanboyism but I don’t have any major problems thankfully. It does crash once in a while, but from day one it’s been mostly plain sailing for me. this coming from someone that had merry hell with BC2 after the first patch and for many many weeks after.

          So please define what is going wrong and what your spec is. Instead of on every single post about updates and DLC having a go at DICE, why don’t we have a look at your prob hmmm?

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  11. WarStrike23
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    yay im gettin on dec.7 !!

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    • BlueSmiley
      November 30th, 2011 at 1:48 am

      Hehe, lucky you. :-P

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  12. exarch
    November 29th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Hmmm. Sony guys getting 1943rd for all we know. Doesn’t that mean they lost that 1 week of exclusive dlc?

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    • StarTroop
      November 29th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      Nope, PS3 users still get early DLC.

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    • lol
      November 30th, 2011 at 2:03 am

      EA tried to pull a fast one and say that since they give 1 week early on ps3 that the game wasnt going to be put out to us. problem is EA cancelled their promise the day of the launch i believe. hense the lawsuit, they were trying to be shady and in fact cost them in the end. the deals werent connected at all so the lawsuit states. long story short ps3 users get the game and a week early on dlc.

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    • LordsXO
      November 30th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      EA said that PS3 users will get DLC one week early in lieu of 1943. They are now getting 1943, they shouldn’t get DLC one week early, one or the other.

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      • cammanron
        November 30th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

        Who cares? can’t wait 7 days?

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      • Bloody Ghillie
        November 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

        Omg…Lords you are STILL on this? Dude just quit bitching like you did on the other page. Its already been done so just stop.

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  13. WarStrike23
    November 29th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    wait i really dont get this .. do ps3 owners get evry upcoming DLC in asia or worldwide ??!?!?!?!?! im in europe lol .. i mean if i have ps3 im gettin this on dec.7 ??

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    • flyVing
      November 30th, 2011 at 12:57 am

      Yeah, ALL ps3 owners get it a week early, Europe, Asia, America, everywhere lol

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  14. Charles
    November 29th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Booyah!

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  15. Robinhoo-
    November 29th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    this^ is GREAT news! Can’t wait for the new Karkand! The only problem is that I don’t want to shoot Karkand in pieces…. It’s my baby! Now hope that the repairing tool get a upgrade :P

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    • Big_Bubbaloola
      December 1st, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Yeah I wonder if timber, nails and a wood saw will be future unlocks?

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  16. thall
    November 29th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Yay, they heard my bitching!

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    • LS
      November 29th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      LOL, maybe cause … you’re a … (fill by youown)

      just joking

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  17. Trav Dog
    November 29th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    This just made my pp tingle…..

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    • lol
      November 30th, 2011 at 2:04 am

      now thats a …lol…moment ha

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  18. Aeiou
    November 29th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the FAMAS!

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    • Ha
      November 29th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      Yea. The KH 2002 only partially fills the void of a decent burst-fire gun. Mainly because the M16A4 is a joke.

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      • Whiplash141
        November 30th, 2011 at 2:03 am

        I quite like the a4. Mainly due to the fact that is my fav gun, regardless of ingame functionality lol.

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      • Whiplash141
        November 30th, 2011 at 2:07 am

        Wait, what about the AN-94. Its pretty good.

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  19. Carlbrett
    November 29th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Dear Mr. Bossman,

    Today I am very sick, and will be playing battlefield 3….. uh i mean resting all day long.

    -12/14/11

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  20. wombat537
    November 29th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    i know you can use btk weapons in main game,but can you use weapons from main game in btk maps?

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    • .GoblinKrunch.
      November 30th, 2011 at 1:57 am

      <.< rly?

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    • EVODUDE999
      November 30th, 2011 at 2:20 am

      no you have to punch everyone in the face to unlock the btk weapons then you use those but they transfer over to vanilla….DERP

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  21. B3AST
    November 29th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Its going to be the longest 15 days ever.

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  22. BlueSmiley
    November 29th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Finally. I’m tired of the existing maps already…

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    • plumokin
      November 30th, 2011 at 4:28 am

      well most of the current maps are clusterfucks so its already annoying to play, we all know karkand oman sharqui and wake island are good so theres no worrying

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  23. tomcat_vf41
    November 30th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Tuseday December 6th for PS3 in N.America and Tuseday December 13th for PC and Xbox 360 in N.america. they forgot the fact that europe and asia get their updates a day after N.America. We get it tuseday and they get it wednesday. thats why on the asian website they said December 7th

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    • Rockdave14
      November 30th, 2011 at 2:09 am

      Oh damn! Ur right! Nonetheless its still less than two weeks away for us ps3 players and im soo happy to hear the release date. Myabe the next blog post will hopefully will be something on the battlelog app for iphone/ipod/ ipad/ mobile phones and maybe something on the famous jet patch which if my sources are correct, it be included in the big patch thats fixing all the minor details of the gameplay too.

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  24. StayFrosty
    November 30th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    PS3, fuck yeah.

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    • Trav Dog
      December 1st, 2011 at 12:49 am

      F.T.W.

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  25. Fudgefox
    November 30th, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Lol the 7th is the start of my vacation on wake island, a city on Oman, karkand and a city on sharqi peninsula!
    See you on the battlefield!

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    • Bloody Ghillie
      November 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      OMG…hope we meet on the plane….

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    • Big_Bubbaloola
      December 1st, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Tour guide: As you can see on your left folks we have the architectural centrepiece of Karkand, the wonderful…….

      *whizz*……………*KABOOOOOOMMMMM* ………….. *crumble*

      Tour Guide: ………………. nevermind, moving on folks, we have the……

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