The next Battlefield 3 DLC pack from DICE is called Aftermath and it's coming our way on November 27, 2012 (for BF3 Premium subscribers on PlayStation 3), a new trailer confirms. Other platforms will follow in the weeks after, starting with Xbox 360/PC Premium subscribers on December 4, non-Premium PS3 users on December 11, and non-Premium Xbox 360/PC users on December 18.
Aftermath adds four new multiplayer maps to the game, all of them shaped by the aftereffects of an earthquake, as well as three new vehicles, ten assignments/dog togs, Achievements and Trophies, and the crossbow weapon. Also new with the pack is Scavenger, a multiplayer mode in which players start out with a pistol and must scavenge other killing tools from amidst the rubble.
Aftermath will be a free download for all Premium subscribers; non-subscribers are looking at a $14.99 price tag (1,200 MS Points on Xbox 360). For more, check out our Battlefield 3 Aftermath preview of the new Epicenter map. Here's a piece:
Epicenter is set in the Iranian capital of Tehran after a quake has left the city in ruins. On this and the DLC's other three maps, players will have to take on another team amidst semi-frequent aftershocks, rumbling both the screen and your controller as you try to line up your shots. Epicenter is set in the heart of the destroyed city, with the map built around a crossroad. Broken streets and buildings torn asunder provide plenty of added cover opportunities, so the crossroads layout doesn't necessarily mean that you'll exchange fire in a wide open central space.
For more, read on to our full Battlefield 3 Aftermath preview.