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

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

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.

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

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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  • Hmm might give this a go

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

  • xxThe_Fuhrer-xx

    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

  • when is it released?

  • SEAL_TEAM_7p

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

  • 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.

  • Time to go to WAR!!!!

  • SEAL_TEAM_7p

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

  • 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.

  • SpeedRacer1955

    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…

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

  • Oh Billy!..:o)

  • BoundfortheFloor

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

  • 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

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

  • Plz update the playstation store, sooner than later!

  • TheLastNinja-

    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…

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    Lol @ 00:51-00:53 seconds

  • La_maravich_22

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

  • Can’t wait! BF3 Rocks!

  • This looks amazing cant wait!

  • Can’t wait.

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Hopefully these maps will be better than the original 9.

  • MazeGilliam

    cant find it in store

  • black_dragoon619

    =D

  • 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 ):

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

  • Cancerdemon

    I See nothing in the store

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • jefffootball14

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

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

  • 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

    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

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

  • murder-scene

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

  • Krazy……!

  • deathorglory9

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

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