In a recent interview, DICE claimed that the Close Quarters DLC, a 16-player indoors-only 4-map pack for Battlefield 3, is being worked on as a result to the popularity of the XP-exploit map called Operation Metro.
This video proves that they have had this DLC ready since before the game was released. It's a June 2012 map pack for an October 2011 game. The video is full of details that existed only in the Battlefield 3 Alpha build:
- Engineer carrying a Support gun, and he didn't pick up a fallen Support's kit because he still had his repair tool, the tool that was changed to a blowtorch in the beta.
- SCAR-H with a round shotgun reticle instead of a crosshair
- Suppression disperses moments after it begins, the way it was in the Alpha
- And more.
One more reason for me to skip this rip-off DLC. I bet it's already on my computer somewhere inside the dungeons of Origin waiting to be unlocked.