Battlefield 3 Reveals DLC Schedule

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
If you're looking for more maps and add-ons to add to your Battlefield 3 experience, EA has some great news for you. Never to be outdone by Call of Duty, the Battlefield team has revealed their DLC schedule for the remainder of the year. There will be three more map packs coming, starting in June, and each one will bring with it a certain gameplay focus.

First, in June, will come "Close Quarters", which, as the name suggests, will focus on infantry combat. Then, sometime in the fall, "Armored Kill" will be released, which focuses a lot more on vehicles than other maps and it will also boast the largest map in the history of the series. Lastly, in the winter, the details-light "End Game" will be released. Before you rush off to secure more Microsoft Points, here's the full word from EA and DICE:

Battlefield 3:Close Quarters — In Battlefield 3:Close Quarters, players are dropped into a frantic, infantry-only theater of war. Frostbite 2 high definition destruction makes the environment come alive as everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces. Players will feel the intensity of the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor, while tight level design and vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment. Battlefield 3:Close Quarters also introduces new weapons, assignments and unique dog tags to bring back to the base game.

Battlefield 3:Armored Kill — Following the tight infantry gameplay of Battlefield 3:Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3:Armored Kill that ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new driveable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3:Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefield history.

Battlefield 3:End Game — The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.
No pricing was announced, but it would stand to reason that they will be similarly priced to the first DLC, "Back to Karkand", at 1200 MSP.

In related BF3 online news, private servers will be coming to consoles, EA has also announced. "A fully integrated rent-a-server program for console players will be available for gamers to play online with friends the way they want to play in either private, public, ranked or unranked matches,” said a representative from Electronic Arts.

Look for more coverage of these upcoming add-ons here on TA, and thanks to the whole bunch of you that sent in this news.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.