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01 Dec 2011
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All you need to know about Back to Karkand!

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 4 classic battlefield maps re-made in frostbite 2 for Battlefield 3, it includes 10 new weapons, 4 vehicles, 1 new game-mode and 5 new trophies.

 

It is free to all players who bought the "Limited Edition" (new) free of charge or £11.99 for those who could not obtain one.

 

Developer: DICE

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release Date: December 6th (source: link)

 

 


Maps:



Strike at Karkand:

karkand.png

 

Gulf of Oman:

 

Wake Island:

wake.png

 

Sharqi Penninsula:

sharqi.png

 

 


Game Modes:


 

Conquest Assualt:

The Attackers have more tickets than the defenders who hold all flags the attackers must take back enough flags to start a ticket bleed for the defenders in order to win.

 

 


Weapons:


 

Famas:

 

L85A2:

 

MP5:

 

PP-19:

 

QBZ-95B:

 

MG36:

 

QBB-95:

 

MK3A1:

 

L96:

 

QBU-88:

 

 


Vehicles:


 

  • F-35B Jet
  • BTR-90 IFV
  • DPV Buggy
  • Skidloader (Forklift)

 


Trophies:


 

Complete Warrior (Silver)

"Got a kill with the following weapons in a life: Assualt Rifle, Jet, Tank"

 

Like A Boss (Silver)

"Got a kill with the skidloader"

 

Jaws (Bronze)

"Took a swim in the Oman Hotel swimming pool"

 

Third Tour (Bronze)

"Got a kill with each of the following vehicles: the BTR-90, DPV and F-35"

 

Gunslinger (Bronze)

"Got 10 kills with each of the ten Back to Karkand weapons"

 

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Very informative :D I cannot wait to get me some Karkand and some trophies :D


off topic: Blowing a gale out here today

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Good post Astro :D

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Confirmed date is the 7th just waiting one of the team editing my post.

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AstroZombie1 wrote:

Confirmed date is the 7th just waiting one of the team editing my post.


 

Done!

 

Great work :Thumbs:

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*Drools*

 

This looks pretty cool. Can't wait to try the new mode and get my hand on some of those weapons :smileyhappy:

 

PS. UK price is £11.99 for those who didn't purchase the limited edition:

 

http://www.battlefield.com/uk/battlefield3/blog/back-to-karkand6-gulf-of-oman-gameplay

 

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AAAAAAAARRGH wrote:

*Drools*

 

This looks pretty cool. Can't wait to try the new mode and get my hand on som:)e of those weapons :smileyhappy:

 

PS. UK price is £11.99 for those who didn't purchase the limited edition:

 

http://www.battlefield.com/uk/battlefield3/blog/back-to-karkand6-gulf-of-oman-gameplay

 


Thanks for that. :)

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Wake Island from 1943! *squeal*

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Asia getting on 7th of december :p

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That PP-19 looks a lot like the Helghast SMG from Killzone.

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LSD-39 wrote:
That PP-19 looks a lot like the Helghast SMG from Killzone.


it also looks like the bizon from socom confrontation

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Any idea on the file size yet? Just curious, as my friend has terrible Internet. Took him a few hours just to get the last patch! Only took myself 20 minutes to download :D

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i think the maps were in the last update?

 

i believe someone stated that what we get from the store are the permissions to access the content?

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Any idea on the file size yet? Just curious, as my friend has terrible Internet. Took him a few hours just to get the last patch! Only took myself 20 minutes to download :D


It was all included in the recent patch so the day it comes out you'll download a tiny kb unlock key.

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Anyone got any ideas if the Conquest Assualt game mode is going to be playable on the existing maps too or is it only for Karkmanland?

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Brownie-uk7 wrote:

Anyone got any ideas if the Conquest Assualt game mode is going to be playable on the existing maps too or is it only for Karkmanland?


^this. And also, are the existing game modes availible on the new maps? Because otherwise it would mean the maps would not be part of the normal rotation and have to be played seperately, surely?

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I dont know but would imagine all maps will be on rotation
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But I don't see how they could be in rotation unless they have the same game modes as the others and the others also now have Conquest Assault.

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I'd imagine would be the same as when COD add new maps? they immediately go into rotation based on the players in the game having the maps purchased. Obviously the defend points etc tweaked or added as is needed
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COD pfff. :D no swearing allowed.

Thought I saw Beard briefly at the last BF3 wednesday event, does this mean MW3 wasn't well received at VLR HQ ?
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COD pfff. :D no swearing allowed.

Thought I saw Beard briefly at the last BF3 wednesday event, does this mean MW3 wasn't well received at VLR HQ ?


As usual most have MW3 I think simply bought out of habit but the sheen if there was one has gone off it now. Quite a few on BF most nights now although its hard to drag Beard away from GT5

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