DICE has released a few more details about the upcoming Battlefield 3 Aftermath expansion, including a fly-through of one of the maps. The new expansion will feature aftershocks that go off at random intervals, and will obviously affect the gameplay. The ground will shake, debris will fall off buildings, etc, which will affect, or rather, disturb players throughout the map.
Aftermath will include 4 new maps, new weapons, new game modes, and new vehicles as well. It will launch next month. Premium members will of course get it for free, while regular players will need to fork up $15 for the DLC. You can also check out a fly through of the map “Epicenter” here. In fact, it’s one of the prettiest Battlefield 3 maps we have ever seen.
The upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC, called “Aftermath”, will be coming next month, and DICE have released some new details about the expansion.
Battlefield 3 Aftermath will include 4 new maps, which will be called “Telemarket”, “Markaz Monolith”, “Epicenter”, and “Saadi Palace”. Since Aftermath takes place just after an earthquake, expect a lot of buildings in ruin, rubble in the streets, and such. DICE producer Craig Mcleod recently said in an interview that while the maps will start of “destroyed”, players will still be able to use destruction in the game, and collapse buildings.
Battlefield 3 Aftermath will be released in December 2012, and will include 4 new maps, new character models, new “Scavenger” mode, new weapons, and new vehicles. Expect the usual array of new assignments, awards, as well as dog tags. Aftermath will be free to Premium members, while regular players will have to fork up $15 for the DLC.
At this time about a year ago, Battlefield 3 was released into the wild. Since then, it’s become one of the most played online multiplayer games of today. Battlefield 3 has been improved with several expansions, including Back To Karkand, Close Quarters, and Armored Kill. In addition, a Battlefield Premium service launched, giving players early access to DLC and other exclusive content. And while Battlefield 4 is scheduled for launch in 2013, Battlefield 3 is far from done. There are still two more expansions in the pipeline: Aftermath, which will be released this December, and End Game, scheduled for release in early 2013.
So, a year has passed, players have spent millions of hours raking in millions of kills online. Do you still play the game? What would you wish to be added to Battlefield 3 in the future? Let us know in the comments section!
DICE has released a trailer for the upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC called “Aftermath”. The trailer showcases the new urban environments — Aftermath takes place right after a large Earthquake, with the city in ruins. The trailer reveals a lot of details about the new DLC, including new player skins, a new weapon — crossbow — new vehicles, assignments, and a new game mode. Aftermath will be released on December and will feature 4 new multiplayer maps.
EA has revealed the release dates for Battlefield 3 Armored Kill, the third downloadable content pack for Battlefield 3. Since PlayStation 3 owners get early access, and so do Premium members, there are several different dates. In fact, there are 4 different release dates for Armored Kill, depending on what platform you play on.
Regular release date: September 25 on PC and Xbox 360 (non Premium)
Regular release date for PS3: September 18 (non Premium)
Premium subscribers on PS3: September 4
Premium subscribers on PC and Xbox 360: September 11.
Yep, it’s just as confusing as it looks. Either way, we’re glad to finally have a solid release date (or 4) for Armored Kill.
While we’re waiting for Battlefield 3 Armored Kill (due in September), DICE just released the first details on the next DLC, Battlefield 3 Aftermath. Aftermath focuses on urban warfare and is set in Tehran after an earthquake has destroyed most of the city. There are a total of 4 new maps, all set in parts of Tehran, all focusing on urban combat. Aftermath will also bring new vehicles, including “heavily modified military and civilian vehicles”. Additionally, there will be a new game mode, new assignments, achievements, and even more dog tags. Aftermath is scheduled for release in December 2012. The above image is the first concept art for Battlefield 3 Aftermath.
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.
Battlefield 3 Close Quarters has been out for a while now, and we’d like to hear what you guys think of it. The community seems to be very polarized over this specific DLC, the hardcore Battlefield 3 veterans who are used to big, open maps are complaining that it’s too “Call of Duty-like”, while newer Battlefield players seem to appreciate the tight infantry combat.
So what are your thoughts on Close Quarters? Does it meet your expectations? What do you love/hate about it? What are your favorite maps and weapons? Let us know in the comments section!
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 »
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.