DICE has announced the Battlefield 3 "Back To Karkand" DLC will be released on December 6 exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It will come out on the PC and Xbox 360 a week later on December 13. Anyone who pre-ordered the game will get it for free, but if you were a lazy gamer then you'll have to pay $14.99.
"Back To Karkand" will include classic maps from Battlefield 2 including Wake Island, Sharqi Peninsula, Gulf of Oman, and Strike at Karkand. According to DICE, they've taken the level of destruction to new heights with these maps, allowing huge portions of them to be razed to the ground. The DLC also comes with a few new vehicles like the VSTOL fighter jet, Desert Buggy, and an APC. 10 new weapons will be available to take back with you in to the core game.
They're also introducing a new Assignments system with Back To Karkand. Here's how DICE described it:
To complete the “Let it Rain” assignment players must score 20 kills with Light Machine Guns and two mortar kills. When you have met the requirements, you will unlock a new Back to Karkand weapon (with a matching set of dog tags) to use in Back to Karkand and the original Battlefield 3 maps, which will mix in server rotation. You will also unlock the next Assignment in the series, the new Creeping Death Assignment.
Finally there will be five new Trophies that you can unlock in Back To Karkand:
- Complete Warrior (Silver): Get a kill with the following weapons in a single life: Rifle, Jet, Tank
- Third Tour (Bronze): Get a kill with the new APC, Desert Buggy, and STOVL fighter jet
- Gunslinger (Bronze): Get 10 kills with all B2K weapons
- Like a Boss! (Silver): Get a kill with the skid loader
- Jaws (Bronze): Take a swim in the pool at the Oman hotel
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Source: Battlefield Blog