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Three Battlefield 3 Expansions Announced

EA announces plans for three upcoming expansion packs for Battlefield 3, DICE's military shooter sequel, revealing Battlefield 3: Close Quarters to be released in June, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill for autumn, and Battlefield 3: End Game, which is due this winter. Here's word:

-- 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 of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3: Armored Kill that 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.

On a semi-related note, EA has opened a new studio in Gothenburg Sweden specifically to develop projects using the Frostbite 2 engine that powers Battlefield 3.

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5. Re: Three Battlefield 3 Expansions Announced Mar 7, 2012, 09:51 Verno
 
As far as the future patches go yes they are still patching in the game, in fact just a few weeks back they mentioned a HUGE balancing patch that should be out very soon

They were forced to mention that under threat of several fansites dropping all BF3 coverage due to Dice/EA not communicating with anyone including official press contacts. There's still no ETA on when it will actually arrive either. For awhile I was hoping they would break away from this old habit of waiting months then delivering huge patches but it doesn't seem to be happening.

new/old player balance stuff

I don't know, the weapon balance is pretty good for the most part. Recon is the one area where the latter guns are outright better but it's hard to give a shit since that class is a trap for stupid players. The starter guns in the other classes are all very competitive, I think Dice overall did a great job of giving most of the guns specific usage scenarios and characteristics.

Now vehicles on the other hand I'm with you on. Some of the vehicle unlocks give you an inherent advantage over other players. I think it gets glossed over a bit because the game doesn't come down to a 1vs1 showdown very often. I'm a very good heli pilot these days and thanks to stuff like ECM and laser painter a newbie pilot has no chance but that doesn't save me if the rest of his team wants me down.

This comment was edited on Mar 7, 2012, 10:00.
 
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