Official Word on the 4 Map Expansion 'Back to Karkand'

#1 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

The Day 1 Free DLC Maps are gonna be...


 
According to Battlefield community managaer Zhinto, the maps included are:
 
  • Wake Island
  • Strike at Karkand
  • Gulf of Oman
  • Sharqi Peninsula
 
Several all-time fan favorites. I kinda hoped for one of the more Chinese maps, nontheless, an impressive array of classic BF2 maps and a great incentive for a day 1 purchase/pre-order. Gulf of Oman's gonna be great. Love that map.
#2 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

Strike at Karkand may be the most played map of Battlefield 3.

#3 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

So are those pre-order maps? They picked some good maps

#4 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -
@Venatio said:
" So are those pre-order maps? They picked some good maps "
Like all EA games as of late, the entire first print of the game will be LE and include the download/unlock code for these.
 
Pretty much the same as VIP was for BF:BC 2. It's not really pre-order bonus, more like day 1 bonus and anti-second-hand-sales measure.
 
This is gonna be effective, because every BF fan will want to have these maps.
#5 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -
@cap123 said:
" Strike at Karkand may be the most played map of Battlefield 3. "
Wait and see. First of all, these maps haven't been designed with the capabilities of Frostbite 2.0 in mind, we don't know yet how specifically tailored maps for Frostbite 2.0 might be like.
 
Also, it's usually the Beta/Demo map, that becomes the 'fan favorite' map. Wonder why that is...
 
They certainly won't do any BF2 rehashes for Beta/Demo.
#6 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

Any word on the release date? 

#7 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -
@Dylabaloo said:
" Any word on the release date?  "
Fall. Beta scheduled to go out this summer.
#8 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay said:
" @Dylabaloo said:
" Any word on the release date?  "
Fall. Beta scheduled to go out this summer. "
Damn, thats longer then I hoped.
#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

as much as i like this, it's a bad idea. 
 
It's gonna make the new Battlefield 3 maps be the 'second class' maps while everyone is busy playing Battlefield 2 with better graphics and destruction.. bad move.

#10 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Wake Island should be a standard map... not a DLC/bonus. Just my 2cents.

#11 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -
@Jayross said:
" Wake Island should be a standard map... not a DLC/bonus. Just my 2cents. "
It is a standard map, since every copy sold will be a Limited Edition in true EA fashion. At least for everyone, who's buying the game new. There ain't no second-hand gaming on PC anyways - so yeah, these 4 maps are standard for literally everyone.
#12 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

Amazon updated their listing to say "limited edition", so its normal EA LE stuff.  Now if they would put it on steam...

#13 Posted by Sin4profit (2938 posts) -

When will they put it up on Steam, i'll pre ordering it the moment they do.

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