Dice, developers of Battlefield 3, have already set their post-release content plans in motion releasing the Back to Karkand expansion at BF3s launch and most recently releasing the Close Quarters expansion. Each of Battlefield 3 DLC packs has a unique theme and adds completely different features including additional maps, weapons and assignments. While you can just purchase them all with Battlefield 3 Premium, that could be a lot of clams to throw down all at once especially for content youre not exactly sure you want.
Well, were here to relieve your woes with our breakdown of every BF3 DLC add-on current and upcoming. Every detail hasnt been released for all expansions, yet. So, keep checking back for more information as it becomes available.
Back to Karkand DLC pack (available now)
Four reimagined Battlefield maps
10 weapons and 3 vehicles
Conquest Assault mode
Conquest Assault mode is back from Battlefield 2 and plays similar to a game of Conquest with a little bit of a twist. One team starts with all map flags captured and its up to the attacking team to gain control before their tickets whittle down to nothing.
Additional dog tags
Back to Karkand brings back four classic maps from the previous Battlefield games. These arent just quick reskins; each one is completely remade for the modern era, making them feel almost entirely new.
Strike At Karkand
Gulf of Oman
F35B - fighter jet
BTR-90 - infantry fighting vehicle
DPV Jeep - fast transport vehicle
Assignments and weapon unlocks
Best Friend Forever: unlocks FAMAS assault rifle
Get 10 revives and 10 heals
Professional Russian: unlocks L85A2 assault rifle
Get 100 kills with assault rifles, 20 kills with underslung grenade launchers, and win 5 deathmatch rounds.
Fixing it: unlocks HK53 carbine
Get 10 repairs and kill one enemy with a repair tool
It goes boom!: unlocks QBZ-95B carbine
Get 50 AT rocket kills, destroy an enemy vehicle with a repair tool and win five Conquest rounds.
Let it rain: unlocks QBB-95 light machine gun
Get 20 kills with light machine guns and two mortar kills.
Keep your head down: unlocks MG36 light machine gun
Get 100 kills with light machine guns, 50 suppression assists, and 50 resupplies
Specops: unlocks QBU-88 sniper rifle
Get 20 kills with sniper rifles and five laser designations.
Creeping death: unlocks L96 sniper rifle
Get 50 headshots, 50 spot assists, and 5 kills with the knife.
Familiar Territory: unlocks PP-19 personal defense weapon
Arm ten MCOMs, capture ten flags and play two total hours on the Strike at Karkand map
Scarred Veteran: unlocks the MK3A1 shotgun
Get ten kills with the PP-19, five kills while in the DPC Jeep, ten kills with the BTR-90 IFV, play two total hours on the Sharqi Peninsula map and play two hours on the Gulf of Oman map.
Close Quarters DLC pack (available now)
Close quarter, interior combat maps for 2-16 players
Four new maps plus 10 weapons and assignments
Gunmaster game mode
New dog tags
Assignments and weapon unlocks
Close Quarters includes 10 new Assignments that unlock 10 new weapons. The Assignments and weapon unlocks are listed below.
Shepard: AUG A3 assault rifle
Get 10 squad revives and 30 assault rifle kills.
Set us up the bomb: SCAR-L assault rifle
Get 20 kills with the underslung grenade launcher and 15 kills with hand grenades.
Done fixing: ACW-R carbine
Get 20 AT rocket kills and 30 kills with carbines.
My own terminator: MTAR-21 carbine
Get a kill with the EOD Bot and 100 kills with carbines.
No shortage: M417 sniper rifle
Get 20 squad resupplies and 20 kills with light machine guns.
Point blank: JNG-90 sniper rifle
Get 10 kills with C4 and 10 knife takedowns.
Team Player: L86LSW machine gun
Get 10 T-UGS assists and capture 20 flags.
Bullet point: LSAT machine gun
Get 50 kills with sniper rifles.
These hurt too: MP5K tactical machine pistol
Get 20 kills with pistols and 20 kills with shotguns.
Hold the trigger: SPAS-12 shotgun
Finish in the top five in a found of Gun Master and get 100 kills with submachine guns.
Armored Kill DLC pack (September 2012)
Tank Superiority mode
Four large scale maps
Twenty unlocks for new vehicles
New vehicles will be added including:
Two anti-tank platforms: the M1128 Mobile Gun System and the 2S25 Sprut
Two mobile artillery vehicles: the M142 HMARS and BM-21
ATV quad bike.
Armored Kill is expected to release this September.
Aftermath DLC pack (December 2012)
The Battlefield 3: Aftermath DLC pack will be the fourth expansion release. No concrete details have been release on the DLC as of yet, but be sure to check back soon for more details.
End Game DLC pack (March 2013)
Battlefield 3 Endgame will be the fifth DLC expansion and is said to add fast moving vehicles like motorcycles to the Battlefield mix (after looking at the promotional image, we can see why someone would assume that). Expect more information on End Game when we get closer to it's March 2013 release.
That's it... for now.
Are you playing the crap out of Karkand or Close Quarters? Tell us what you like or dislike and what you want to see in the next updates. Sound off in the comments below.