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Back To Karkand
Battlefield 3′s first DLC, Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand, will be included free of charge for those who pre-order Battlefield 3. The Back To Karkand DLC includes maps, vehicles and weapons from Battlefield 2, remade for Battlefield 3. For those who do not pre-order Battlefield 3, the Back To Karkand DLC will be available for purchase at $15.

Here’s a run down of all the exclusive items included in Back to Karkand:




  • F35B fighter jet
  • BTR-90 infantry fighting vehicle
  • DPV fast transport vehicle

Game modes


Back to Karkand gameplay trailer

Back To Karkand screenshots


  1. SaM
    May 22nd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Can’t wait to play Karkand and Sharqui in BF3!

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    • Henk
      October 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      And Gulf of Omen and Wake Island!

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      • HEHEHEHE
        December 6th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

        but mostly wake island! it was awsome in 1943 cant wait to see it with frostbite 2

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        • Dave
          February 5th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

          Dont you mean 1942?

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        • owen
          January 28th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

          why cool coment dude hope yu have a great day

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  2. Alex
    May 25th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    BF3 is going to be the best game in the hole universe

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    • JOHN
      July 21st, 2011 at 9:55 pm


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      • LightningSquirl
        August 26th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        Irregardless. Its the same difference. Your just to picky.

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        • BF Veteran
          August 27th, 2011 at 6:53 pm


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        • ThatOneGuy
          September 4th, 2011 at 7:59 pm


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        • VineFynn
          September 7th, 2011 at 11:06 am


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        • Troll poster
          September 8th, 2011 at 9:17 am


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        • TROOLOLOL
          September 29th, 2011 at 12:57 am

          Irregardless? LOL. Are you from Jersey or something?

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        • lol
          September 29th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

          It’s the same OR no difference.

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        • Scyy
          October 16th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

          I am really hoping you were trying to be ironic.

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        • ez check
          October 19th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

          Since the prefix ir- means “not” (as it does with irrespective), and the suffix -less means “without”, irregardless is a double negative[1], and therefore would be expected to have the meaning “in regards to”, when that is not the intent.

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        • Gundam288
          October 28th, 2011 at 4:29 am

          Grammar Nazis from Hell.

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      • lee radio
        October 18th, 2011 at 12:18 pm


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      • saiga12spammer
        November 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

        LOL your spelling correction got more thumbs up than the original comment

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      • soren121
        November 30th, 2011 at 12:10 am

        There will be a hole in the universe after we do a giant domino effect on Wake Island with mines.

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    • yoleb
      October 16th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      ohh shit your fuckinng right but i dont get it
      in the “fault line” mission gameplay you are a guy named black
      he is a staff srgent in the us mariens but in the end there is
      in earthquake that makes a biulding fall on him so are you black for only
      one mission or what he survived??

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      • Mikal Jones
        October 26th, 2011 at 3:06 am

        The persons full name is blackburn or something and they say black for short

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      • CONfused
        December 9th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

        Mariens? LOL! Now i see the marines running around like marionettes!

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    • igor
      November 30th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      what about when BF4 comes out?

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    • deadman
      December 1st, 2011 at 10:25 am

      that and battle field 2 not badcompony2 bf2 is only for computer you can buy it for 10$ at best buy it still has 2 mill playing

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    • Dori4nGrey
      December 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      What do you mean by “going to be”? ;)

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    • jordan
      February 14th, 2012 at 1:29 am

      whole :)

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  3. Jordan
    June 10th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Lets hope this is the year where Battlefield will finnaly to outsell Call of Duty. I’m sure Modern Warfare 3 will still be good, but i’m hoping Battlefield 3 will be better.

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    • grok
      November 5th, 2011 at 3:55 am

      cod? why? who cares?

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    • Whiteboi1992
      December 1st, 2011 at 7:21 am

      Battlefield 3 got game of the year two weeks before it came out, i believe not to sure of how long before it came out, but never the less it got it mw3 can’t touch Battlefield 3

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      • Mr I Snipe
        December 6th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

        MW3: The title grossed more than $775 million globally in its first five days of availability, exceeding the $650 million record set by 2010′s Call of Duty: Black Ops and the $550 million one achieved by 2009′s Modern Warfare 2. To be exact, it has beaten theatrical box office, book, and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell-through in dollars.

        BF3: Two days after launch, EA CEO John Riccitiello announced via a conference call to investors that Battlefield 3 has already shipped 10 million units within a week of release, with 3 million of those being pre-orders. 10 million copies x $60 = $600 Million + W/E higher editions so let’s say $650 Million tops in a week.

        $125 Million less than MW3 with 2 extra days.

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        • Mr I Snipe
          December 6th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

          Don’t get me wrong, I love both games and have played both of them equally but it’s not correct to say that MW3 “can’t touch” BF3.

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        • TheDangerousDoc
          January 5th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

          You need to be careful with those EA statements. BF3 shipped 10mil to retailers, it didn’t sell 10mil to consumers, it sold 5mil in 7 days compared to MW3s 9.6mil in one. Obviously EA felt pressured so they released a deliberately misleading statement.

          Regardless, 5mil in a week is still a lot of units shifted.

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        • owen
          January 28th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

          i know

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  4. Kaus
    June 12th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    So if i buy BF3 (not the Limited Edition) it comes with the Back to Karkand free? Or it comes just with the limited edition?

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    • Rob
      June 13th, 2011 at 12:10 am

      I asked Direct2Drive the same exact question. Only if you get the “Limited edition” sold by EA and certain retailers, you’ll get the Back to Karkand thingy. Otherwise, if it isn’t the Limited edition you don’t get it.

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      • Barento Badaso
        August 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

        I bought the pre-order game from Game-spot today, but the receipt just said the game. Even though I pre-order it from Game-Stop I still have to go back and buy the limited edition one?

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        • nobody
          August 6th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

          I preordered it from gamestop too. Check your receipt to see if there is an “LE” after it says battlefield 3.

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        • Lafurv
          August 21st, 2011 at 6:39 am

          If you ordered it from gamestop then you will get the LE for 59.99$

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        • Ryan
          August 26th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

          no it doesnt say limited edition on the recipt if ea says its limited edition when u preorder then the shop HAS to do the deal so they have to give u it

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      • bob
        August 8th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

        yes but you still get the later-to-come physical warfare pack free because that is for everyone

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    • Kolby
      August 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      no.if you dont preorder..the DLC will come out maaaaaaaybe around the time the DLC for MW3 comes out :/ that is why i preordered mine :) it will be worth it

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  5. Mercnet
    June 19th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    We need something answered:

    Will Back to Karkand a map pack or expansion? Meaning: will the maps be put into the standard rotation, or will you be forcing clans to get new servers like you did for BC2:Vietnam to play them?

    I hope the answer is it is it is a map pack.

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    • bob
      August 8th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      it is both it adds maps and guns and gun mods but you do not have to be in a seperate server list just to play the maps they will just be added in and you select whether or not you want to play them.:)

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    • desetnik15
      September 4th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      WTH?! You didn’t need new servers for vietnam! You will just change the gamemode that is running currently. I think we won’t need to do that in BF3, thats why they didn’t put it on steam because of DLC’s

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  7. mamma
    June 24th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    please throw bad company in the trash can! bad company is laggy slow and sucky i hate it. i love bf2 because of the speed change weapond fast and press when you scroll weapons. not just scroll and get a weopond but scroll and press weopond.

    bfbc2 suck bf2 rock because of fast movments and not laggy! make bf3 like bf2 pleeeeeease

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    • detective spy
      July 27th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      Bfbc2 does not suck!Also how can you compare the both?Bf2 was releast long time ago and you compare it to a game that got one few years ago?Are you fucking crazy?
      Also it doesnt lag,youre comp just sucks

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      • grok
        November 5th, 2011 at 3:57 am

        BC2 did not even have VOIP… neither does BF3 for that matter, so… as far as I’m concerned, 2142 is the last game worth playing, unless the flags get spread out, we get more playable area on EXISTING maps (I’m not going to pay $90 for 4 maps), and VOIP with auto channel management gets fixed.

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    • BF Veteran
      August 27th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      Idiot, BC2 is laggy for you cause your connection SUCKS!!!!! It has dedicated servers

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    • Manoj
      October 15th, 2011 at 9:04 am

      Its high time to change your sucking graphic card…. not game

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  8. Tim
    July 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Oh my god, honestly once I get BF3 and Tes V: Skyrim I’m gonna become a hermit.

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    • Mitchell
      July 8th, 2011 at 9:02 am

      Lol i know right, Its a shame hitman wouldn’t be released right around that time.

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  9. Tom
    July 5th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Wait Wake Island like in in 1943?

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    • bob
      August 8th, 2011 at 8:16 pm


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    • RebornShadow
      November 29th, 2011 at 6:45 am

      No. It’s going to look different. Just like all the Wake Island remakes for BF Vietnam, 2, 2142.

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    • Dave
      February 5th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      No, like in 1942, it came out way before 1943 (not a real bf game btw)

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  10. Eivind
    July 11th, 2011 at 5:31 am

    WAKE ISLAND <3 Best Map ever made for MUltiplayer <3 THX!

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  11. Przemek
    July 19th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    i think battlefield 3 is much better tham call of duty mw3

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    • bob
      August 8th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      hoo-ahh finally, justice :)

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    • ThatOneGuy
      September 4th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      I think that both of them are going to be great game. I hate seeing people speak poorly of either games simply because they prefer a series. In the end, I’m going to be spending a lot of time on both. Plus, no one really knows which will be better until they come out. Also people have their preferences on if they like slower, tactical gameplay of BF or faster, arcade style fps like COD.

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      • desetnik15
        September 4th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

        MW3 won’t be great game! Why? Simple : same engine, same weapon sounds, same voice sounds, same graphics, same tiny maps, same douche bags, same screaming kids = modern warfare douchery

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        • spy5426
          September 30th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

          Also they fired the entire dev team that did MW and MW2, so…. yeah

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        • Justin
          November 30th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

          BTF 3 is amazing and nobody can say otherwise, the only difference between COD is modern warfare 2 was such a hit it grew a bigger fan base, that is the only reason it will be more popular.

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  12. Imabeast
    July 19th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Let’s hope we make it till 2012

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  13. jruiz8703
    July 21st, 2011 at 7:38 am

    are those extra guns for everyone or just the ppl in uk?
    i pre ordered the bf3 le so do i get the t-88 and d-12 shotgun?

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    • 501IDE
      July 27th, 2011 at 5:23 am

      I believe you will get all of those weapons when you pre-order, it’s probably what is meant when it says “exclusive weapon” for the T-88, silencer and fletchette. as for the DAO-12 shotgun, I’m not sure what it means as “Day 1 Access”. maybe LE players get it free but others can buy it as a DLC on day 1. Idunno.

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      • bob
        August 8th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

        it means you preorder and you have to use the code in one day to get that specific gun

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        • Colin
          October 8th, 2011 at 1:34 am

          The DAO-12 is available to every one but the LE players unlock it day one every one else gets it around level 30 or 40 i think. The ammo, type-88, and flash suppressor for the sks are all exclusive meaning you only get it if you have the PW pack

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        August 28th, 2011 at 7:51 am

        No bob, it actually means that it’s a free unlockable that comes with the game, you just unlock it straight away.

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    • lol
      September 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      I think those weapons are only for people in your town.

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  14. Chris
    July 28th, 2011 at 5:34 am

    So you have to pre-order BF3 to get Back To Karkand thing?

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    • bob
      August 8th, 2011 at 8:19 pm


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      • bob
        August 8th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

        or you can pre-order and get it free

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  15. Chris
    July 28th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Wait, what maps don’t you have to buy?

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    • bob
      August 8th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      the maps that come with the and and when the physical warfare pack comes out that is for free to all people

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  16. BF3ftw
    July 28th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    When you pre-order, when do you get to play the game?

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    • hyped
      July 29th, 2011 at 9:12 am

      When it will be officially released and that is,the 25 of october i beleive

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  17. desetnik15
    July 29th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    user BF3ftw you will be able to play it “oct 25 2011″. To have Strike At Karkand Expansion Pack you must preorder Limited Edition, also you won’t get physical warfare pack that is only for UK game retailers and Gamestation UK.

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    • bob
      August 8th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      actually physical warfare pack comes out in us 2012

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        August 28th, 2011 at 7:59 am

        Bob why dont you stfu and stop saying shit that isnt true. The Physical Warfare pack comes out for everyone ELSE that doesnt preorder in the UK or Australia one year after release.

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  18. BF3ftw
    July 30th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    So when the game first comes out, the only map that is there that isnt with the Back To Karkand DLC is Operation Metro?

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    • JrgAlvrz
      July 31st, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      You only can see the operation metro map because the multiplayer mode its still in alpha version they don’t to test maps they want to test functionality.

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    • lol
      September 29th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Yea, the game will have only one map.


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  20. Joshua O'Brien
    August 2nd, 2011 at 7:16 am

    ok now dont even say call of duty battle field 3 will f*** it up so much u wouldnt even believe it. the graphics will be outstanding and the gameplay will be so good and if u have a option between bf3 and mw3 because u are low on cash im telling u bf3 is the way to go and i hope they put it in 1080p’s because i love my my games playing through it expeciall in blueray on my ps3 so if ur reading this add me on PSN and whenbf3 comes out we can go off hardcore/ Head_96_Shot

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    • VineFynn
      August 28th, 2011 at 8:01 am

      bf3 will be 720p on all consoles. only 1080p on pc.

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    • Jaylen
      November 29th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      Yo add me on PSN PSN : jroye27 and yes I know its a lame online ID

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  21. Lody
    August 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I wand d the sotgun !!!!! Boemmmm buzzz kill

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    • playman321123_is_my_psn
      October 17th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      go back to COD, kid

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  22. bob
    August 8th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    when exactly will the beta not alpha but beta come out cause we got an email a couple of days ago saying we will get a couple of keys when it comes but it did not say when it would come if anyone knows please tell thanks =]

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  23. Ty
    August 13th, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Okay, I preordered BF3, with pride, from game stop about two months ago. Now I just said “put it down on BF3.” So, does this mean thar I will be getting the DLC? theyres no way in hell I will be missing these maps as it will take me back to when I was 10 years old playing this game. I need them, and I need to know if I should switch it up, help?

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    • POOP
      October 27th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      ow old are you? 11 ????

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  24. GAZMAN
    August 15th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    DICE is stupid! they release alot of DLC when the game is not even out yet that’s fucking ridicoulous!

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    • POOP
      October 27th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      The DLC isn’t out yet doucheopottomas!!!!!

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      • shadowninju
        November 1st, 2011 at 2:52 am

        so does it fucking matter piece of shit would you rather preorder mw3 and have to pay like 15 dollars for dlc when it comes out or get bf3 and get dlc with 4 maps and guns for free or 10 dollars?

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  25. HardcoregamerXD
    August 18th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    so lookin forward to caspian border map looks awesome in the trailer

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