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On January 18th, 2012 in Editorial, News

Battlefield 3 DLC
We’ve previously heard from EA that Battlefield 3 has aggressive DLC plans, and even DICE said that the company was restructured around DLC and has “massive DLC plans” for Battlefield 3. It’s been a few months since the release of Battlefield 3, and we’ve been wondering: where is all the promised DLC?

It’s been a few months since the release of Battlefield 3, player numbers have steadied, and yet, there hasn’t been a single DLC announcement besides Back To Karkand, which we knew about long before Battlefield 3′s release.

Battlefield 3′s main competitor, Modern Warfare 3, will be getting no less than 20 DLC packs over the next six months, according to Activision. 20 DLC packs is no doubt overkill, but at this point, EA needs to respond with something, some kind of announcement regarding Battlefield 3 DLC plans.

What do you think? Is it too early to announce new DLC?


  1. ben
    January 19th, 2012 at 2:56 am

    bf 2143 will happen, it WILL happen

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  2. jrstryker
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Have to agree with the BF3blog post, Dice have to put out something on the next DLC – even a teaser or hint. You can’t promise massive, amazing DLC then go silent on what’s coming next. Especially when COD has promised at least one DLC coming out every month.

    Honestly, I’d sign up for a similar DLC subscription plan for BF3 in a minute, as it would be cool to get some new things added to the game every month to keep things interesting.

    While B2K is fairly recent, that DLC was announced before launch so that should have been read much sooner than it was.

    IMHO – the fact theat one of their lead MP developers is on the the “next” thing (Medal of Honor 2? BC3?) makes me wonder about the continued support BF3 will get.

    Oh, and please – new maps please! What the point of keep repurchasing old maps for your new game? I can still play BC2.

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  3. Ronnoc841
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I hope to see some 1942 maps like omaha beach and kursk

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  4. Chruuss
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Battlefield 1982, Falklands War! do it!

    Bad Company is still a battlefield game, and i ‘d love to see a few of tehose maps on BF3. Some of them are pretty good.
    Arica Harbour was a highlight on all game modes.

    But yes, i was expecting a ‘more aggressive dlc’ release then what we have seen. Im sure they are working hard on it.
    I do prefer quality over quantity…cough cough activision.

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    • MadlockUK
      January 19th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      I would like to see some more British Weapons such as the L22 or the L85 Light Support Weapon!

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  5. tacticx95
    January 19th, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Well prob they making Dinosaur mode BF3 They want to challange them right

    Yea they should add snowy maps and snow camo

    and I hope they Add the ACR ASSUALT RIFLE that has 1 shot 3 shot and burst mode and change the ASSUALT character armor and stuff it doesn’t look good on the ASSUALT character class at least change the clothes like u did in BFBC2

    AND A M14 EBR sniper that has 1 shot mode and burst mode

    I hope they add the Guille suit so it could be realistic better that cod

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  6. LightningLemon
    January 19th, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I need maps. Release mod tools or DLC. I don’t need alot of cosmetic destruction. Just give me plenty of 1942 maps/gameplay.

    I have never seen a good game lose an audience so fast. About 75% of my FPS friends have quit playing this game after a month. They need to go back to the basics of paper-rock-scissors and the simplicity of older wars.

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  7. Mixedkidbx
    January 19th, 2012 at 4:30 am

    hell yeah more maps from bfbc2!!!

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  8. hyde
    January 19th, 2012 at 5:27 am

    FIX THE BUGS FIRST !!! cod is the same map pack with no thought let dice some room to think they need it

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  9. killerbeasty
    January 19th, 2012 at 6:15 am

    i would love to get a new map pack bf3 is missing a snowy map not even one snowy map is in bf3 why not a snowy map with atvs and some jets like a map in bad company 2 like white pass map in bad company 2

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  10. Noso56
    January 19th, 2012 at 7:14 am

    They should so do an eu faction dlc that has the eu weapons etc etc and tanks etc and née maps and they should also have a PLA faction dlc is well with the same

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  11. hawker2k
    January 19th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Everyone is crying over bf2 style maps, if u want bf2 maps why not go back to bf2? They made the maps smaller for bf3 because it needs to play on consoles as well. I’d rather they fix whats wrong with the game now then use their energy developing dlc packs.

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    • John
      January 19th, 2012 at 7:50 am

      frankly pple are crying out for the bf2 map remakes for one reason

      the bf3 maps are mostly crap

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  12. John
    January 19th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    wheres this aggressive dlc ?
    im getting bored frankly

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  13. Xarcriloth
    January 19th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    4 numbers:


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  14. Psykofreak
    January 19th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I remember the good old days, playing BF1942 or BF2, and had to wait for an expansion which took about 1 year to come out.. The day when there were no DLC and no one complained about it. For myself, I just enjoy the game as it is, and if there is any DLC, then I’ll be more than happy, else than that, it’s a great game that I appreciate and wont stop playing because of little or no DLC in 3-4months :P

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  15. theleadpoison
    January 19th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Who cares if MW3 has lots of DLC!?!?
    BF3 is still the best game and its players dont need lots of DLC to keep on playing it.
    When a new DLC is out at least with great quality and maybe some more assignments.

    BF3 rules!!!!!

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  16. Bluecewe
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I believe that DICE strongly feel their concept employed with Vietnam in Bad Company 2 is the best way to go about delivering DLC, and thus we cannot expect to hear anything until probably E3 (if DICE attends), when we might get a teaser.

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  17. Wucked
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    They really need to fix some of the other issues first.

    * Whitelists for servers (VIP slots pls!)
    * Battlerecorder (Really needed for recording clan matches)
    * Fix autobalance ffs (Why exactly cant I play with my friends?)
    * Various technical issues (Too many to list)
    * Weapon balancing (LOL FAMAS)

    Just some of the basics that sprung to mind… Then they can work on fkin dinosaurs, or what ever they want…

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  18. only real men play bf3 only boys play cod. i used to be a kitty cat, but now im a full grow tiger.
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    ok, treyarch always have more content then infinityward. so at least they are not as bad of cons as infinityward. they have 1 more map in there pack for the same price. cod 5 waw had only 4 like mw1&2, but they made em 800 points rather then 1200. on mw2 they made 2 packs 8 maps total and 4 of them were remakes. that cool to do remakes of maps, if they use diff engine so it looks way better rather than exactly the same.oh and when have the ur packs are old ones that look and feel the same. well they are supposed to have 4x the packs then black ops. well they had 4 packs with 5 maps= 20 maps. they word it so dumb cod fan dont realize, even if they did it the other way cod fans will eat it up. shit they payed 60 buck for game that is the same pretty much as the last. at least when halo does it, you get old game with new plus old maps& guns plus new crap and for 40 dollars.anyway the 1st pack has 2 maps woo who. so that means if they all contain that many in the end you get 2 less maps then black ops. yes you get more packs, but does not mean shit if you get less maps. so even with your subscription, you will barley save money and for ps3 user even with elite you dont get the maps first. ya maybe from other ps3 users not 360 or none 360 users. i also heard someone ask if they had gun packs, they will pay. oh we cant do it we cant fit more content. will how do you do map packs then? they are using the excuse that people have made up about the console being maxed out. i knew they weren’t and i watched a vid on youtube from ibornstellar. they were asking dice about stuff like that. is the old systems holding you back? could you not do this cause the old systems. the respond with not at all. we can still do so much on these systems, we just didnt have enough time. cause they were rushing the game. a lot having to do with people talking shit to them cause they do it a lot. i want to say they are now gonna do more guns. cause i watched the elite trailer and it something about maps, perks, and i think weapons. haha so thats why they had 4 or 5 guns per category. the is one thing they copy bf3 on. another is some of the maps being to similar to bf3 like metro and having paris maps. yes bf3 did do some cod shit, only to appeal to them. mainly cause they want more players and they probably know they are idiots for playing the same game over and over paying for it over and complaining about it. i probably know one guy that play and dont cry about how much he hates the game, how over he is on the game and cant wait for the next one. but still plays it and it only came out 1 to 4 months before it. good games that the actually change graphics and things that make it a bit different than the last one. people will attack the creators like they failed. um what about cod. has been and getting worse by the minute. since thats how long it feels they come out.htye are so cheap it feels like they are riding out the system to change anything. so they can make as much money as they can of the game. shit in a way smart, if these idiots are still buying it. then when they do they have another series of crap games to ride out on the new console. snow maps are cool, but um who says they wont. bfbc2 has like 3 of em. plus black ops is the only one to have snow maps if im correct. ya a old map thing would be cool, but is like them rushing new dlc. in way way it is a waste of dlc for the game. if bfbc2 is not the same series why would they do 1942 maps? just cause wake has been in a lot of em like strike. dont mean they go with it this one either. just like why would they put 2142 maps in when it is a diff game. wake kinda fits cause it is a plain island in a way. any other map form 1942 would not make sense. a berlin map where the town would change so much for then to modern time. it wouldnt look right. i guess they could pull it of with a few maps. cause black ops did an old map but change the style of the map. but used the original map lay out and it was a warm old feel, but with a new flavor.bc3 really. they are good games in curtain ways. but with the new one it is a russian invasion, so what do you mean. they should of had all the factions in the old one. the old bf2 had russia to and i know an havent even played it. seen gameplay and been looking it up, cause im getting a new putersmit soon and getting it. russia is an threat, but not like china or south korea an or the towel head we are at war with. im was for new dlc. but i guess waiting is better. plus i did hear 3x the dlc is bc2. so maybe 21 map packs if true. oh and i think the guy had speculated it. i heard from diff source and him about the 3x dlc. but he was saying something about a dlc like bc2 veitnam. so they might do that, since they did nam and 1943 when bfbc2 was out. they might have a cool sep add on for it.

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  19. John
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    The sad thing for dice and ea is that THEY missing out on revenue here

    People are bored of the maps already, we were told about a six month aggressive DLC plan, yet there’s no DLC and not even any news.

    This is the reason my clan are now playing mw3
    And I got to say its brilliant, works out of the box flawlessly and as a result we will be buying mw3 DLC before bf3 I’d wager.

    If there’s no money left in the pot for bf3 DLC (if it ever appears) that’s just too bad for dice

    This is as a direct result of dice dragging their heels.

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  20. crazyloop
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    well they said they had “PLANS” for agressive DLC

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  21. That brown kid
    January 19th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Nahh my uncle works at EA studios in California, and he said they are currently working on new weapons + camos, and reimagined maps

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    • MadlockUK
      January 19th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Any hints beyond that? Please? Would be nice to know what they’re up to? Will it be more British weapons??

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  22. Skiggs
    January 19th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Screw DLC – how about a patch that fixes voicechat on PS3, random crashes, SPAWNING WITHOUT A FREAKING GUN AND HAVING TO RESINSTALL THE GAME TO GET IT TO WORK AGAIN… and tons of other issues.

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  23. TheLordVoldemort
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    New York DLC that takes full advantage of Frostbite’s lighting system.

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  24. DevilsMercenary
    January 19th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    They need to fix this game before they eve contemplate putting in DLC ffs. As many have mentioned, its a lone-wolf fest and I’m sick of it, it’s suppose to be a team game! I feel like BF is headed in the wrong direction.

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  25. Audience
    January 19th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Dont worry guys. DICE needs some time making the maps, or even guns,etc. What I think their doing is probably making something big and enjoyable for us to play like good to spend on. Remember how big the download size for b2k was? And it was just only 4 maps including the 10 guns. Im sure their makin more then 4 maps and stuff. (Sorry if I sound stupid here, it’s like 12:14 am here.)

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