Battlefield 3 Aftermath DLC debuts in premiere trailer

As Battlefield 3‘s one-year anniversary approaches, developer DICE is readying the game’s penultimate expansion pack. To whet your appetite for the upcoming Aftermath DLC, check out the official premiere trailer:

Well, that was different. Aftermath is set in a post-earthquake Iran strewn with crumbling buildings and other debris. The combat focuses on urban warfare, which will play out across four new maps. Aftershocks will apparently factor into the gameplay, as will new vehicles and a crossbow. Too bad the trailer spends so much of its time focusing on the setup rather than those fresh elements.

Perhaps the footage is meant to hint at scavenge, a new multiplayer mode in which gamers take on the role of lost soldiers armed with only a knife, pistol, and single grenade. As the name suggests, you’ll have to scavenge the environment for better weapons. That might even the playing field a little for folks who haven’t leveled up enough to unlock and upgrade some of the best guns.

Aftermath is free for folks with Battlefield 3: Premium accounts but will set you back $15 otherwise. The DLC is being released on a painfully staggered schedule. Premium players will get their first taste on November 27, but only on the PlayStation 3. Aftermath access won’t be granted to premium accounts on the PC and Xbox 360 until December 4. On December 11, the expansion pack will be available for purchase separately, but only on the PS3. PC and Xbox gamers will have to wait another week to get their hands on the release. Ugh.

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    • MethylONE
    • 7 years ago

    Yeah, didn’t really show us anything. I like the idea of ‘Scavenge’ mode, that sound like it will get some attention. The Armored Kill trailers showed us way more.

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    Couldn’t they have shown off the map(s)? WTF is this?

      • Ari Atari
      • 7 years ago

      This is the “Hey guys! Did you know we’re making another DLC? It’s going to be EXTREME!” You know, the marketing talk that never provides you with any useful info. I wish they would change the tone of their press releases though, catering to those twitchy call of duty people makes them sound much more idiotic than they really are.

    • aim18
    • 7 years ago
    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    Where is the guy that’s standing perfectly still during the earthquake going full auto with a LMG doing spinning headshots on everyone else that’s having trouble standing? Dice didn’t capture all the gameplay. XD

      • Ari Atari
      • 7 years ago

      Surprisingly, I haven’t found any of those guys during my time in BF3 on PC. With MW3 however…..

        • shaq_mobile
        • 7 years ago

        I’ve seen it twice in BF3. I actually had a really good time in BF3. Sure, some of the maps and game modes we’re a little ridiculous. Overall it’s a pretty good game to LAN though.

    • ULYXX
    • 7 years ago

    I have no interest in the DLC as the stupid premium edition should have been available for the ones who pre ordered for the “exclusive” swag and maps. It would have at least eased or neutralized the pain of the buyer’s remorse for being beta testing guinea pigs. OH well, I should have waited for reviews and testimonies like i usually have done in the past and ill only just wait for the premium edition for the next BF installments if theyre better.

    ::: butt hurt game nerd rant over :::

      • south side sammy
      • 7 years ago

      guess you don’t remember the days when the end user was able to create and release ( free of charge ) good single player maps and campaigns.

        • Firestarter
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah, that was like content, that you could download, but free of charge! And there was all kinds of new stuff out all the time!

    • Phishy714
    • 7 years ago

    Disappointing.

    This show absolutely nothing short of new scenery and someone looking through the crosshairs of a crossbow.

    • xxxSakurachanxxx
    • 7 years ago

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