Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand DLC
Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand DLC
The first Downloadable Content (DLC) “Back to Karkand” for Battlefield 3 released on Tuesday much to the joy of Battlefield 3 fans on Xbox 360 and PC. Free for those of us who preordered BF3, $14.99 for most of the world, and apparently $23.95 (via Origin) for the Oceanic region. However, Oceanic members have been able to purchase the DLC from other souces for $14.99 and apply it to their game, check the Battlefield 3 Forums for futher details.
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand includes a whopping 10 new weapons for Battlefield 3 (more guns than Quake III!), three new vehicles (plus a bobcat!), challenges to complete, enhanced destruction, the Classic Conquest Assault Mode, and four of the most loved maps from Battlefield 2.
If you have already unlocked all weapons in the vanilla Battlefield 3, fear not as the ten new weapons in Back to Karland include enough variety to keep you satiated for a while longer. Check out the list below:
Assault Rifles: FAMAS G2 / L85A2
Carbines: QBZ-95B / HK53A3
Machine Guns: QBB-95 / MG36
Sniper Rifles: QBU-88 / L96A1
Personal Defence Weapons: PP-19
Some old favourites in there like the L96A1 sniper rifle, MG36 machine gun, and FAMAS G2 assault rifle are sure to be popular on the battlefield among fans of the series.
For the pilots and engys among us we have the following new vehicles to crash into mountains:
F-35 - A jet aircraft capable of Vertical or Short Take-Off and Landing (VSTOL)
Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV) - A fast mover light transport vehicle
BTR-90 - A Russian variant of the LAV-25
Bobcat or Skid Loader - A civilian dirt mover you can use to scoop up enemies with[/TABLE]
Finally, Battlefield series veterans may recall these classic maps:
Strike at Karkand
Gulf of Oman
Wake Island 2014
If you want to see some footage of the maps in action check out the clip below.
So ladies and gentlemen, have your snacks ready, perhaps a cold beverage or two, send the wife (or husband) and kids out to the movies if need be and I’ll see you on the Battlefield tonight. It is going to be a blast!
For more information on the expansion pack check out Battlelog, BF3 blog, or simply have a google around for plenty of media on the PS3 release which came out a week earlier.