Battlefield 3 Back To Karkand Expansion Finally Live [News]

Dave LeClair 19-12-2011

Battlefield 3 Back To Karkand Expansion Finally Live [News] battlefield3One of the main reasons everyone ran out to pre-order Battlefield 3 was to get the Back To Karkand expansion pack for free. The game came out, and due to unforeseen circumstances, the expansion didn’t come along with it. I was a massive Battlefield 2 player, so the prospect of playing on updated versions of those maps had me more than a little excited, and the fact that they weren’t available right away left me slightly upset.


Thankfully, the wait is over, and the map pack is here. The map pack features four Battlefield 2 maps, as promised. The maps are Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman, Wake Island and Sharqi Peninsula. In my opinion, Strike at Karkand and Sharqi Peninsula were two of the best maps from Battlefield 2, so playing them re-imagined is amazing.

In addition to the maps, this pack also adds more ten more guns and three new vehicles. The guns can be used in any map in Battlefield 3, not just the new ones.

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The pack is out for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. If you did not pre-order the game, the pack is available for purchase for $15. For people who did, you simply need to enter the code that came with your game to download the maps.

If you play Battlefield 3, you need to download this map pack now! It has been a long time coming, and it’s finally here!



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  1. Tyler
    December 20, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Actually, I believe this map pack is also free for those who purchased the game NEW and not just to those who pre-ordered the game. The only people who have to purchase the map pack (from my understanding) are those who purchased the game used.

    • Dave LeClair
      December 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      I believe it's actually people who purchased the game around launch got the limited edition that includes the pack, unless they are still carrying them, which wouldn't be very limited lol

      • Tyler
        December 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

        But weren't all of the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 new copies all the "Limited Edition" as well?

        So, I just checked amazon, and it appears your right though. Strange to me all the same..?

        • Dave LeClair
          December 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm

          My guess is they meant to have it as a preorder bonus and didn't get as any as they expected so some of them stuck around for launch period. I assume they were hoping it would help them put up "Call of Duty" sales in the beginning.