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Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand Hits PS3 Today, One Week Early

Tommy Rydling's Avatar + Posted by Tommy Rydling on Dec 06, 2011 // Senior Community Manager, DICE

Hope you are excited to go Back to Karkand! With the PlayStation Store update later today, you will be able to buy, download and play Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand on PS3. To celebrate launch day, here is an all-new gameplay trailer showcasing Wake Island running on PlayStation 3 hardware. I hope you like what we have done to this classic Battlefield map, and that you enjoy your one-week PS3 exclusive head start on this expansion pack.

Once you have downloaded Back to Karkand, the four new maps (Wake Island, Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman, and Sharqi Peninsula) will be available in the server browser and in the Quick Match filter settings just like the nine maps from the base game. There will be servers that mix and match maps from the base game and Back to Karkand, so you will never have to commit to playing either base game or Back to Karkand maps in your gaming session.

That’s it for today; keeping it short and sweet so I can go back to chasing my new Assignments. Hope you enjoyed the launch trailer, and hope to see you online. Let us know what you think about Back to Karkand in the Battlelog forums.

If you are a Battlefield 3 Limited Edition owner, you are entitled to this entire expansion pack at no extra charge and you can get it from the in-game store or the PlayStation Store. Otherwise, you can buy it for $14.99 starting today, from the game’s in-game store or from the PlayStation Store. Every future expansion pack for Battlefield 3 will also be available one week early exclusively on PlayStation 3, just like Back to Karkand.

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+ VectorRaven on December 6th, 2011 at 12:06 pm said:

Hmm might give this a go


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+ shyguyNC on December 6th, 2011 at 12:08 pm said:

STOKED! can’t wait to crack out on Wake Island tonight …


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+ xxThe_Fuhrer-xx on December 6th, 2011 at 12:10 pm said:

Can’t wait for this to come out. I wanna try out all the new maps and the new jet. Plus I got the limited edition so this is Free. BF3 FTW


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+ sjohnson11 on December 6th, 2011 at 12:10 pm said:

when is it released?


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+ SEAL_TEAM_7p on December 6th, 2011 at 12:16 pm said:

The gaming gods demand a store update! So the bloodshed can continue on new soil.


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+ Bilsebob on December 6th, 2011 at 12:17 pm said:

I can’t wait for todays release of this expansion pack. I bet it’ll take a long time for it to download though. Happy hunting.


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+ Assasin102 on December 6th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

Time to go to WAR!!!!


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+ SEAL_TEAM_7p on December 6th, 2011 at 12:22 pm said:

BTW is a 669m head shot any decent that is about 2194 feet away or just under a half mile by a little bit?


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+ SolduNuts on December 6th, 2011 at 12:23 pm said:

I will be downloading this very soon. Love Wake island on 1943 so I know I like at least one map. I also like that this is an expansion with guns, vehicles and unlocks. Better than just new maps.

Sold.


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+ SpeedRacer1955 on December 6th, 2011 at 12:30 pm said:

According to Dice the release time is between 2pm and 6pm PST the usual spin when this stuff is released. It is a shame that PR Dept’s can’t be more forth coming before release date. They spin you in the cycle for so long they forget what they told you weeks before, even days before release. And then they back away from those and say EU PS3 gets it first as the sun rises in the West.

With the Internet never sleeping that is a real shame that when it is ready for play that they have to time release things now just like the Internet were never invented.

But I patiently wait for the bungee corded vehicles and the inaccurate aiming from lag…since they have confirmed that the PS3 has issues with “input lag” affecting accuracy of weapons both small arms and vehicle. Is that why they increased damage for air vehicles to make up for the lack of accuracy??? I would hate to think that but I just did did I not?

And as we all know like in 1943 that when they truly get things fixed the game will be the best thing since food. Or was that God? Oh well the game will be the best it can be in a few more patches…


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+ DarkOne_PR on December 6th, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

Wait this is for download already?? its free for those who bough the limited edition free too :)


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+ tonk74 on December 6th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

Oh Billy!..:o)


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+ BoundfortheFloor on December 6th, 2011 at 12:47 pm said:

@8 while admiral, its definitely not near 754m.
which i have


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+ dh4645 on December 6th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

still havent had a chance to play more than a few rounds on BF3. damn work, family, house and holiday stuff getting is the way of my gaming time.


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+ BoundfortheFloor on December 6th, 2011 at 12:51 pm said:

woah …woah the jets are VOTL in B2K? @:46 sec


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+ BENT-LIFE on December 6th, 2011 at 12:54 pm said:

Plz update the playstation store, sooner than later!


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+ TheLastNinja- on December 6th, 2011 at 12:55 pm said:

Bah, stupid pre-order didn’t come with LE.

Either way, can’t wait to use the PP-19 and FAMAS!

How are we going to be able to choose between 3 and 5 flag CQ maps? Zhinto put out a tweet saying we could…


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+ Carl-G on December 6th, 2011 at 1:00 pm said:

It’s nice to see Micro$oft doesn’t get everything 1st :D


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+ axeblade07 on December 6th, 2011 at 1:05 pm said:

Can’t wait to try the new Maps out tonight. Hope the store updates at normal time or earlier, not late at night like sometimes it has done in the past. Crossing fingers.


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+ GLiTcH2 on December 6th, 2011 at 1:05 pm said:

Glad it’s finally here, Now if only the PS Store would hurry up and update so I can get my Karkand on!!!


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+ Solid-_-G34R on December 6th, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:

West Coast here. Still no Karkand in the store. Would it hurt you guys to do what you promise? If not, I understand, but maybe some updates!?!!?!? Please!?!?!?!?1


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+ DoTheKiller91 on December 6th, 2011 at 1:23 pm said:

Now thats what i call an expantion pack! Can’t wait to get my hands on the FAMAS, Jackhammer and MP5. Please DICE, bring more DLC’s like B2K in the future!


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+ DoTheKiller91 on December 6th, 2011 at 1:26 pm said:

Lol @ 00:51-00:53 seconds


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+ La_maravich_22 on December 6th, 2011 at 1:29 pm said:

Grace and Tommy what are you waiting for the released of this dlc?


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+ Xzaya on December 6th, 2011 at 1:36 pm said:

Can’t wait! BF3 Rocks!


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+ Ninja8827 on December 6th, 2011 at 1:36 pm said:

This looks amazing cant wait!


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+ TheJLC on December 6th, 2011 at 1:44 pm said:

Can’t wait.


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+ Applejuicy on December 6th, 2011 at 1:51 pm said:

ill be too busy playing battlefield 1943…oh [DELETED] the game is out! yes! go to the game and click store


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+ Mobius2525 on December 6th, 2011 at 2:01 pm said:

Just bought BF3 Black Friday week. So looking forward to this.


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+ DaxMontana on December 6th, 2011 at 2:03 pm said:

Would love if they went back to the Battlefield 2 theme-song during the loading of the BF2 maps. That music still gives me chills to this day.


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+ IIIBlackoutIII on December 6th, 2011 at 2:08 pm said:

Sweet! *in biggie smalls voice* I’m going going back back to Karkard Karkand! See you guys out there.


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+ ZodiaK24 on December 6th, 2011 at 2:14 pm said:

Now All I need is a 24/7 Karkand server ^^


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+ D-Squad3 on December 6th, 2011 at 2:19 pm said:

Hopefully these maps will be better than the original 9.


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+ MazeGilliam on December 6th, 2011 at 2:21 pm said:

cant find it in store


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+ black_dragoon619 on December 6th, 2011 at 2:23 pm said:

=D


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+ sjohnson11 on December 6th, 2011 at 2:27 pm said:

I’ve got bad new pS store doesn’t update till 5am est same thing happen with cod bo first strike everyone stayed up waiting but didn’t update till 5am ):


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+ jadawg775 on December 6th, 2011 at 2:28 pm said:

my PS3 cant log on to psn, anyone else having this problem?


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+ Cancerdemon on December 6th, 2011 at 2:31 pm said:

I See nothing in the store


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+ TucoMcFly on December 6th, 2011 at 2:31 pm said:

This is why PSN needs to stop with its 6pm-1am EST update window. Idk how hard it is to grasp the concept of updating it so its available by Tuesday afternoon. Not the its up when its up mentality they have had since they’ve switched to tuesday store updates. If PS Home can be updated by 8am why the funk cant the store?!


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+ AsianG1rls4Life on December 6th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

Looks fun i like that map it’s the only decent one in this map pack.


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+ kumen209 on December 6th, 2011 at 2:39 pm said:

Been waiting patiently for the Back to Karkand expansion to pop up in store menu. It seems like it won’t be available til its almost the next day. Not sure why say its release is on the 6th, then only put it in for the remainder of the night while most people will be asleep. Should have just said it would be available in the US on the 7th instead of the 6th. People in EU servers have had it with less than half their day gone.


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+ Solid-_-G34R on December 6th, 2011 at 2:44 pm said:

West coast. Still not in the server. 6th is almost over guys!!!!


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+ jefffootball14 on December 6th, 2011 at 2:47 pm said:

guys chill thestore update comes at around 7pm then you can download it


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+ E-Phoenix- on December 6th, 2011 at 2:52 pm said:

Later Today?? Why does the PS Store update so late everytime -_-.


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+ GhostXH on December 6th, 2011 at 2:53 pm said:

This waiting is garbage. We should be able to have downloaded it by now. Whatever, guess I’ll have to be patient. But the probabilities of me playing the new maps today are slim…


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+ JiMoneyKoolChris on December 6th, 2011 at 2:56 pm said:

Yeah why don’t they have it available at midnight like some stores do for launches. It’s almost 6pm and its not here yet. That’s so lame Sony. Push your updates out at midnight man!


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+ BoundfortheFloor on December 6th, 2011 at 2:57 pm said:

@42 they only update it late when there is high profile stuff coming out.
STOP TROLLING US, and update the darn store


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+ murder-scene on December 6th, 2011 at 3:04 pm said:

im not seeing it yet on psn store, gotta wait a lil longer, hopefully not too long


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+ flip96ca on December 6th, 2011 at 3:13 pm said:

Krazy……!


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+ deathorglory9 on December 6th, 2011 at 3:16 pm said:

How do people who brought it on psn within the first week get the map pack?


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