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

Tommy Rydling's Avatar Posted by 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 said:

December 6th, 12:06 pm

Hmm might give this a go

shyguyNC said:

December 6th, 12:08 pm

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

xxThe_Fuhrer-xx said:

December 6th, 12:10 pm

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

sjohnson11 said:

December 6th, 12:10 pm

when is it released?

SEAL_TEAM_7p said:

December 6th, 12:16 pm

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

Bilsebob said:

December 6th, 12:17 pm

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.

Assasin102 said:

December 6th, 12:20 pm

Time to go to WAR!!!!

SEAL_TEAM_7p said:

December 6th, 12:22 pm

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

SolduNuts said:

December 6th, 12:23 pm

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.


SpeedRacer1955 said:

December 6th, 12:30 pm

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…

DarkOne_PR said:

December 6th, 12:33 pm

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

tonk74 said:

December 6th, 12:34 pm

Oh Billy!..:o)

BoundfortheFloor said:

December 6th, 12:47 pm

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

dh4645 said:

December 6th, 12:48 pm

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.

BoundfortheFloor said:

December 6th, 12:51 pm

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


December 6th, 12:54 pm

Plz update the playstation store, sooner than later!

TheLastNinja- said:

December 6th, 12:55 pm

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…

Carl-G said:

December 6th, 1:00 pm

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

axeblade07 said:

December 6th, 1:05 pm

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.

GLiTcH2 said:

December 6th, 1:05 pm

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

Solid-_-G34R said:

December 6th, 1:11 pm

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

DoTheKiller91 said:

December 6th, 1:23 pm

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!

DoTheKiller91 said:

December 6th, 1:26 pm

Lol @ 00:51-00:53 seconds

La_maravich_22 said:

December 6th, 1:29 pm

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

Xzaya said:

December 6th, 1:36 pm

Can’t wait! BF3 Rocks!

Ninja8827 said:

December 6th, 1:36 pm

This looks amazing cant wait!

TheJLC said:

December 6th, 1:44 pm

Can’t wait.

Applejuicy said:

December 6th, 1:51 pm

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

Mobius2525 said:

December 6th, 2:01 pm

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

DaxMontana said:

December 6th, 2:03 pm

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.

IIIBlackoutIII said:

December 6th, 2:08 pm

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

ZodiaK24 said:

December 6th, 2:14 pm

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

D-Squad3 said:

December 6th, 2:19 pm

Hopefully these maps will be better than the original 9.

MazeGilliam said:

December 6th, 2:21 pm

cant find it in store

black_dragoon619 said:

December 6th, 2:23 pm


sjohnson11 said:

December 6th, 2:27 pm

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 ):

jadawg775 said:

December 6th, 2:28 pm

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

Cancerdemon said:

December 6th, 2:31 pm

I See nothing in the store

TucoMcFly said:

December 6th, 2:31 pm

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?!

AsianG1rls4Life said:

December 6th, 2:37 pm

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

kumen209 said:

December 6th, 2:39 pm

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.

Solid-_-G34R said:

December 6th, 2:44 pm

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

jefffootball14 said:

December 6th, 2:47 pm

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

E-Phoenix- said:

December 6th, 2:52 pm

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

GhostXH said:

December 6th, 2:53 pm

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…

JiMoneyKoolChris said:

December 6th, 2:56 pm

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!

BoundfortheFloor said:

December 6th, 2:57 pm

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

murder-scene said:

December 6th, 3:04 pm

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

flip96ca said:

December 6th, 3:13 pm


deathorglory9 said:

December 6th, 3:16 pm

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

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