Leaked Battlefield 3 DLC Info Points To A Classic Map Reboot?

Someone from the Battlefield 3 forums unearthed a poster that purports to reveal plans for the extra maps included in the game's limited edition. A four-map redo of the "Strike at Karkand" map from Battlefield 2 will be included.

Furthermore, for those who don't pick it up free in the Limited Edition, it'll be available for purchase a month after the game's autumn 2011 release.

Strike at Karkand is an urban combat map from Battlefield 2. According to the Battlefield wiki, it's the most popular online map, and Battlefield 3 forums have certainly been asking for its inclusion in the new game.

It looks like someone picked this off of a European online store by running a URL. Currently, Electronic Arts is saying that details on the DLC will be available in February. Given Karkand's popularity there's a chance this is wishful thinking from someone in the community with an image editor.

I've pinged an Electronic Arts representative; if we get any reply, it'll go here.


    FOUR map redo? As in Strike at Karkand split into four maps?

    ...no thanks. Strike at Karkand was already pretty squishy with 64 players in Battlefield 2, I can't imagine what a quarter of it would be like.

      no... as in they are remaking four maps from battlefield 2.Strike at Karkand is just one of the four i suppose.

      Didn't you read the image?

      "This themed expansion pack features four legendary maps from Battlefield 2..."

        No, I didn't. That's a relief then. Not really my fault though, article was confusingly-worded.

    Available in February 2012 ?

    I thought this was due late this year :(

      Haha don't be so stupid - this is EA trying to "win" the battle of Call of Duty which only Call of Duty is really competing in and will always win.

      They'll release it before September if not before August. They wanna get it out and build up the fan base and get the sales. If they competed within 2 months of Call of Duty they would get r*ped.

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