Battlefield 3 will feature 9 multiplayer maps across 5 game modes. Each map will support each game mode: Rush, Squad Rush, Team Deathmatch, Conquest and Conquest 64. On top of the 9 maps, there will be an additional 4 maps as part of the Back to Karkand expansion pack. Here’s the list of maps confirmed for Battlefield 3:
The first Battlefield 3 map to be showcased is Operation Metro, which was playable during E3 2011. The map is set in Paris, where the battlegrounds range from parks, to city streets, to underground subways.
Caspian Border is large, open Battlefield 3 maps with 64 player support and features both jets, helicopters, tanks, APCs and many other vehicles.
Operation Firestorm is a desert map set around an oil refinery. It features both jets, helicopters, tanks and more.
Grand Bazaar is an infantry-focused map with a dense urban setting.
Damavand Peak is set around the snowy mountains of Damavand in Iran.
Tehran Highway is a nighttime map set in and around the capitol of Iran, Tehran.
Kharg Island is based on the real-world island off the coast of Iran.
Centered on a crossing of the famous French river Seine.
Noshahr Canals is based on the Iranian province of Noshahr in northern Iran.
Gulf of Oman
A Battlefield 2 remake, Gulf of Oman for Battlefield 3 will retain much of the same visual style and a very similar desert setting, with both urban areas and more wide-open spaces for tank and jet combat.
Sharqui Peninsula was a tight, urban map in Battlefield 2, and it looks to continue that style in Battlefield 3, set during the evening, which provided interesting and warm colors.
Wake Island takes a big departure from the Battlefield 2 version. Instead of lush, tropical visuals, we get a more darker and gritty map which has been ravaged by war and combat.
Strike at Karkand
Strike at Karkand was a dusty, grim map in Battlefield 2 with low visibility and almost no colors besides khaki. The Battlefield 3 version is more colorful and lifelike.