One of the biggest challenges associated with Battlefield 3 multiplayer is learning the layouts, choke points, and best routes for the new maps that come with the game. The ten multiplayer environments are huge, and it can take a while to get familiar with their ins and outs. Come December, though, the Back to Karkand DLC will bring four old-school maps to Battlefield 3. EA has released fresh footage of gameplay on one of those maps, the classic Strike at Karkand:
The streets are easily recognizable from the map's previous home in Battlefield 2, and I can see a couple of my favorite
camping sniping spots. If you pre-ordered Battlefield 3, the map pack will be free of charge. Other folks will have to shell out $15 to buy the DLC, which also includes Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, and Wake Island in addition to new weapons, vehicles, and special assignments for the unlock-obsessed.
A specific release date hasn't been pinned down for the DLC, but it's coming next month. I can't help but feel a little insulted by the fact that PlayStation 3 gamers will get their hands on the map pack a week early, though. Giving the console crowd early access to maps from Battlefield's PC past shafts the very gamers responsible for the franchise's success.
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