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.
|1. Hdfisise - $600||2. Ryszard - $503||3. Andrew Lauritzen - $502|
|4. the - $306||5. SomeOtherGeek - $300||6. Ryu Connor - $250|
|7. doubtful500 - $200||8. Anonymous Gerbil - $150||9. webkido13 - $135|
|10. cygnus1 - $126|
|AMD issues updated statement on Fury X noise problems||31|
|AMD revises Q2 guidance; gross margin, revenue fall||39|
|TSMC's 10-nm FinFET process toddles towards validation||17|
|Samsung cranks SSDs to 2TB with the 850 Pro and EVO||56|
|TR's July 2015 mobile staff picks||27|
|Minecraft: Story Mode gets a trailer, more details at Minecon||11|
|Microsoft plans phased rollout for Windows 10 upgraders||32|