EA & DICE have announced the first portion of downloadable content for Battlefield 3 will be called “Close Quarters”. Since the developer released the “Back to Karkand” expansion shortly following release, fans have been clamoring for more content for the shooter. The expansion pack will include four maps, ten new weapons, but no vehicles and is said to be coming this June!
EA did reveal their DLC plans for Battlefield 3 going forward, and it will feature two more expansions to the game the next to come after June. The second one is called “Armored Kill”, this expansion is said to feature much larger maps and vehicles. The third is called “End Game”, which EA was not forthcoming with the details for.
Here are EA’s official explanations of each pack:
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters: In Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, players are dropped into a frantic, infantry-only theatre of war. Frostbite 2 high definition destruction makes the environment come alive as everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces. Players will feel the intensity of the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor, while tight level design and vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment. Battlefield 3: Close Quarters also introduces new weapons, assignments and unique dog tags to bring back to the base game.
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill – Following the tight infantry gameplay ofBattlefield 3: Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3: Armored Killthat ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new driveable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefield history.
Battlefield 3: End Game – The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.
Patrick Bach of DICE explained that “Instead of delivering piecemeal map packs, we’re giving players a completely new experience with every themed expansion pack to keep the action fresh. Our expansions are designed to excite our large and active fan base while attracting new recruits with gameplay that is dynamic and unpredictable every time.”
It looks like DLC for the shooter is still some ways off as June is still months away.