DICE released a new screenshots showing Damavand Peak (you know, the map where you start off with a 500m base jump?), and it already looks like one of the most interesting Battlefield 3 maps we’ve seen so far. Damavand Peak was featured in an early trailer, and was revealed a few days ago, where especially the Rush version of the map sounds interesting: the attackers start either by flying a Little Bird chopper down to the first objective, or by simply jumping 500m down there. We’ve got another Damavand Peak screenshot after the break. READ ON »
Nvidia is currently sponsoring a huge LAN event where Battlefield 3 takes the center stage and is playable by the hundreds of people attending the event. There have been a few key note speeches there, made by Nvidia and DICE, and one stood out: the key note where we see a few minutes of gameplay footage from the new map Operation Firestorm. Check out the video above — Operation Firestorm gameplay starts at 6:45 into the video. We’ve also gotten a batch of screenshots from the new map and gameplay, which you can find after the break. READ ON »
Yesterday we posted a list of the last five Battlefield 3 maps, sadly however, the screenshots DICE released at the time were rather low-res. Now DICE has released the screenshots in high resolution format, which give us a much better view of the new maps — Kharg Island, Noshahr Canals and Seine Crossing. We particularly like the looks and details of Kharg Island.
DICE has posted another entry on their Battleblog, revealing the 5 remaining Battlefield 3 multiplayer maps. The maps are:
Nosharh Canals: a map based around an industrial harbor, with both infantry and vehicle warfare, including boats, tanks and APCs. In the Rush mode, attackers start at an aircraft carrier and make their way inland on boats and amphibious vehicles.
Seine Crossing: the map is set in Paris and is split up into two parts by the river Seine, and will include areas for both vehicle combat and denser places that’s more geared towards infantry combat.
Kharg Island: based on a real world island, this time, attackers assault the island via boats and amphibious vehicles, where the defending team controls all flags on the island.
Grand Bazaar: set in Tehran, is a small, dense map that’s targeted towards infantry combat.
Caspian Border: we already know much about this map as it was in the beta — Caspian Border offers the full Battlefield experience with tanks, jets, and helicopters.
DICE posted a new entry on their Battlelog, where they revealed three new Battlefield 3 maps. We’ve known them by name — Operation Firestorm, Tehran Highway and Damavand Peak — and now we’ve got some screenshots of the maps, which you can find below. DICE also gives a brief description on each map:
Tehran Highway: a nighttime map where players start off in the hills out side of the city and work their way in. Sounds a lot like Strike At Karkand. The map starts open, but ends “on a much more urban and tight note” with focus on infantry combat.
Damavand Peak: was built around wanting to feature base jump in the game, and has the biggest height difference in Battlefield 3. Attackers in Rush start 500M above the first objective and have to jump down.
Operation Firestorm: is one of the largest maps in Battlefield 3, and is a wide open desert map with lots of vehicles.
I was driving home yesterday and spotted something that instantly brought a smile to my face: Battlefield 3 billboards. Here in Los Angeles, more specifically, on the famous billboard-heavy Sunset Strip in Hollywood, EA has put up a large Battlefield 3 sign. I had to get out and snap a few photos. We’ve gotten word that Battlefield 3 billboards have beginning to pop up all around the Hollywood and Los Angeles area.
An aircraft carrier. Graffiti. Dark parking basements. Elevator shafts. Those are just some of the things you’ll see in the brand new Battlefield 3 screenshots showing various stages of the singleplayer campaign. Enjoy.
A few days ago we reported that Battlefield 3 beta servers were hacked to support other game modes, including Conquest at 128 and 256 players. Now, BF3Blog has gotten hold of screenshots that show Operation Metro on conquest.
What’s better, for the first time we get a glimpse of Squad Deathmatch on Operation metro, including the use of the APC as well. Enjoy the screenshots after the break. READ ON »
The only map in the Battlefield 3 beta (officially, at least), Operation Metro, is experiencing a love/hate relationship with many players, most of which have grown tired of it. Like it or hate it, it’s all we got for now, and some beta players managed to snag a bird’s eye view of the map, showing its size, in particular, the first exterior section. We got a couple of more shots after the break. READ ON »
EA and DICE ran some closed Battlefield 3 beta servers with the conquest map Caspian Border, available to select members of the community (read: everyone who knew the password). The Caspian Border servers have since been shut down and testing on the map is complete. We played the map, and were thoroughly impressed. We managed to capture a quick video of the map, and some high-res screenshots as well. Check out the screenshots after the break. READ ON »