Back to Karkand coming this tuesday (for PS3)

#1 Posted by Xyber (294 posts) -

Get ready guys!

We hope you are ready to go Back to Karkand, as we are releasing our first Battlefield 3 expansion pack Tuesday, December 6th (giving you one week early access exclusively on PlayStation 3)!

Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is a huge expansion pack featuring four legendary Battlefield maps reimagined in the Frostbite 2 engine. Three new vehicles (the VSTOL fighter jet, Desert Buggy, and an APC), ten new weapons that you can bring back to the base game, and a new layer of persistence with our all-new Assignments make this a must-have for any Battlefield fan.

Our four new maps are Wake Island, Sharqi Peninsula, Gulf of Oman, and Strike at Karkand. Over the years these maps have been played billions of times and now they’ve been reimagined with the power of the Frostbite 2 engine. To top it off, we’re taking the level of destruction to the next level as well – entire huge portions of these maps can be razed to the ground.

We’re also introducing the Assignments system. For example, to complete the “Let it Rain” assignment players must score 20 kills with Light Machine Guns and two mortar kills. When you have met the requirements, you will unlock a new Back to Karkand weapon (with a matching set of dog tags) to use in Back to Karkand and the original Battlefield 3 maps, which will mix in server rotation. You will also unlock the next Assignment in the series, the new Creeping Death Assignment.

We hope that you're as excited as we are to release our fist expansion. There's even more great content planned for the future, so stay tuned!

And before we go, here are the five new Trophies you can hunt in Back to Karkand:

Complete Warrior (Silver)

Get a kill with the following weapons in a single life: Rifle, Jet, Tank

Third Tour (Bronze)Get a kill with the new APC, Desert Buggy, and STOVL fighter jet

Gunslinger (Bronze)

Get 10 kills with all B2K weapons

Like a Boss! (Silver)Get a kill with the skid loader

Jaws (Bronze)Take a swim in the pool at the Oman hotel

#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

Pumped as fuck <3

#3 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -


#4 Posted by Wuddel (2291 posts) -

Complete Warrior seems strange. So many Jets will be wasted.

#5 Posted by Eribuster (536 posts) -

Here's the list of the assignments that come with the pack:

Best Friend Forever:
  • 10 Revives
  • 10 Heals

Unlocks FAMAS, Professional Russian

Professional Russian:

  • 100 kills with assault rifles
  • 20 kills with underslung grenade launcher
  • Win 5 squad deathmatch rounds

Unlocks L85A2

Fixing It:
  • 10 Repairs
  • Kill 1 enemy with the repair tool

Unlocks HK53, It Goes Boom!

It Goes Boom!:

  • 50 AT rocket kills
  • Destroy one enemy vehicle with the repair tool
  • Win 5 conquest rounds

Unlocks QBZ-95B

Let It Rain:
  • 20 Kills with LMG's
  • 2 mortar kills

Unlocks QBB-95, Keep Your Head Down

Keep Your Head Down:

  • 100 kills with LMG's
  • 50 suppression assists
  • 50 resupplies

Unlocks MG36

  • 20 kills with sniper rifles
  • 5 laser designations

Unlocks QBU-88, Creeping Death

Creeping Death:

  • 50 headshots
  • 50 spot assists
  • 5 knife takedowns

Unlocks L96

Familiar Territory:
  • Arm 10 MCOM's
  • Capture 10 flags
  • Play 2 hours on Karkand

Unlocks PP-19, Scarred Veteran

Scarred Veteran:

  • 10 kills with PP-19
  • 5 kills in DPC Jeep
  • 10 kills with BTR-90 IFV
  • Play 2 hours on Sharqi Peninsula
  • Play 2 hours on Gulf of Oman

Unlocks MK3A1

Ooo, Squad Deathmatch. I've never played a round of that.

#6 Posted by Ragnar (107 posts) -

Man, some of those will take me a round to do and some will take a few days. The FAMAS requirement in particular is super easy.

#7 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

They all look ok, nothing super hard. 2 mortar kills will be hard, I can't hit shit with that thing.

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