If you’re still not excited about the Armored Kill DLC, the launch trailer will surely put you over the top. Armored Kill is already out to Premium members on the PlayStation 3 and will be rolled out over the next few weeks to everyone else. Check out the full release schedule here. DICE has also released a patch along side the DLC, which brings a ton of weapon and vehicle tweaks. You can find the full patch notes here.
Battlefield 3 Armored Kill DLC is just around the corner, and DICE have released a quick flythrough video showcasing the map. It’s great to see Battlefield 3 get a proper winter/snow map, even if it looks a lot like Skyrim. Or rather, it looks like Skyrim was supposed to look like, with much more advanced graphics. We can imagine Alborz Mountains becoming one of the most popular Armored Kill maps in the future. DICE has an in-depth blog post here with tons of behind the scenes details on the map, how it was made, etc. It’s definitely worth a read.
Armored Kill is coming next month and we’re getting more and more details about the new DLC. We have a brand new video from EA’s Summer Showcase from GotGame, interviewing Battlefield 3 Armored Kill lead designer Niklas Faulknor. There isn’t much new info though, we hear the same lines of “biggest maps ever”, new vehicles like mobile artillery, and some more details on the AC-130 gunship. Players can spawn on the gunship and man the cannons, or parachute down to the battlefield. On the question on Battlefield 4, Fauknor simply said “it’s gonna be exciting”.
EA France’s Battlefield 3 TV segment got a chance to visit the guys at DICE and check out the work on the upcoming DLC, Battlefield 3 Armored Kill. While the video above is in French, the interview itself is in English, so you’ll understand most of it. Basically, Armored Kill is about the “epic scale of Battlefield”, as lead designer Niklas Fergaus puts it. Armored kill will include 4 new maps and half a dozen new vehicles. We also get the names of the 4 maps in the new DLC: Death Valley, Bandar Desert, Almorz Mountain (the snow map!), and Armored Shield. Check out the first two screenshots of the Armored Shield map after the break, in full 1080p of course. READ ON »
EA has dropped the brand new Battlefield 3 Armored Kill trailer, showing off the upcoming DLC. We get to see some of the new vehicles in action, including tanks, buggies, and the much anticipated AC-130 gunship. And we get to see the huge maps of Armored Kill, including snow maps. While the previous DLC, Close Quarters, didn’t resonate much with the hardcore Battlefield fans, Armored Kill should be their cup of tea: huge maps, lots of vehicles, lots of action.
We’ve got some more footage from Battlefield 3 Armored Kill from E3, this time, it’s an on stage preview done by G4, accompanied by an interview with DICE’s Patrick Bach. The gameplay footage this time features a map called Caspian Sea according to Bach, who also said it’ll be the biggest map in the history of Battlefield. Bach said about the upcoming DLC:
“With Armored Kill, we got back to our roots, with really big maps, plenty of vehicles, the classic Battlefield formula — we’ll have the biggest maps ever built in a Battlefield game”
Bach also confirmed that Armored Kill will feature 6 new vehicles, including the ATM, two mobile artillery vehicles, two light tanks, and the AC-130 gunship. Also, not all game modes will be available for Armored Pack, and the DLC will not include any new weapons — only vehicles and game modes such as the new mode “Tank Superiority”. Armored Kill will be released in September.
Battlefield 3 Armored Kill won’t be out until September, but already we’re getting a ton of info on the expansion here at E3. EA showed Armored Kill behind closed doors at E3, running a map called Bandar Desert, which featured new vehicles such as ATVs, mobile artillery, and new, light-armored and faster tanks. There’s also a tank superiority mode, which wasn’t detailed at this point. Armored Kill will also introduce over 20 upgrades for tanks and armored vehicles.
Regarding the AC-130 gunship, it’s accessed by capturing and holding a specific control point on the map. However, the AC-130 cannot be flown, and instead automatically circles the control point. The AC-130 has no pilot, but seats 4 people: two gunners manning 125mm cannons, and two gunners manning the anti-air guns to protect against enemy jets and helicopters. The AC-130 also doubles as a mobile spawn point, but cannot be repaired against damage, which means it can be shot down by enemy ground and air forces. Head on after the break for some Armored Kill gameplay footage. READ ON »
The latest Battlefield 3 trailer shows some new gameplay from the recently release Close Quarters DLC (on the PS3), and it shows the new game modes. One of the brand new game modes is called “Gun Master”, and it really, really reminds us of “Gun Play” from Counter-Strike. That’s the mode where you have to rake in a certain amount of kills with a gun before another gun unlocks and you move up the ladder. We’re not sure of Gun Master works 100% the same way, but it does seem similar. Close Quarters will be available for PC and Xbox 360 players on June 10.
UPDATE: Close Quarters has a confirmed release date for June 12 for Premium members and June 26 for non Premium members on the PC and Xbox 360.
Hurry up and watch the above video before EA pulls off the interwebs. The new Battlefield Premium trailer, meant to be “officially” unveiled at E3 tomorrow, shows some of the upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC, including Close Quarters and the very first look at Armored Kill. Battlefield Premium will go on sale in just a few days, alongside Close Quarters.
UPDATE: EA has removed the original trailer video. We’ve embedded a new one. People are constantly uploading copies to YouTube, and we’ll keep updating this page with the new video links as EA keeps pulling them. Fuck it.
UPDATE 2: We’ve updated the video again. If it gets taken down, feel free to share your links to other videos in the comments section.
Operation Metro is one of the most hated and polarizing maps in Battlefield 3, mainly because it’s a very tight infantry map where most of the exploits are tested and abused, but also because it’s the one map where players can rake in lots of points without playing the objectives. We made this Battlefield 3 Operation Metro trailer to show just what this map is all about. Enjoy!