by Mark Barley
Pre-Order Battlefield 3 Get The Game's First Expansion Pack
EA has announced that anyone who pre-orders Battlefield 3 will receive the game's first expansion pack "Back To Karkand" for free.
The pack will include the four most played maps from the Battlefield franchise, they are; Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman, and Sharqi Peninsula. According to the game's lead designer Niklas Fegraeus these four maps have been played for a combined 25,000 man years.
Fegraeus then spoke on how the Frostbite 2 game engine makes Battlefield 3's gameplay a can't miss opportunity for fans of the franchise.
From a gameplay perspective, destruction is the biggest addition compared to the original map in Battlefield 2 back in 2005. I remember this particular building by the square in the original where players could defend very effectively. Now, with the destructive power of Frostbite 2, someone can just RPG that building and expose the defenders within. At the same time, we need to be careful not to add destruction that breaks the tried and tested game flow of the map.More details on Strike at Karkand will be released next week.
Battlefield 3 is out this fall for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Via Battlefield 3 website