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EA and DICE have recently announced that three DLC packs for Battlefield 3 are due for launch in 2012. The Close Quarters pack is arriving in June, Armored Kill is coming in the autumn, and End Game is due this winter. Below is all of the info released to date…

Three new themed digital expansion packs bring fresh and innovative gameplay, new modes, unique environments, and new vehicles to the Battlefield 3 experience. Powered by the Frostbite 2 engine, the next expansion packs are: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters in June, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill in the fall, and Battlefield 3: End Game coming this winter.


Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is a themed expansion pack bringing the team play of Battlefield 3 to tight indoor environments. The frantic close quarters infantry combat showcases the wide spectrum of battles that only Battlefield 3 can deliver, from huge open environments to intimate indoor gunplay. Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is amplified by unprecedented high definition destruction, new ways to play, added persistence, and new weapons including the ACW-R carbine, the M417 sniper rifle, the L86LSW machine gun and the M5K tactical machine pistol.

The HD Destruction in Battlefield 3: Close Quarters lets players riddle the environment with bullets, reducing entire locales to ruin. Everything from furniture to plaster can be shot to pieces, and players can see the result of the mayhem as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor. The tight level design and many opportunities for vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment.

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters key features

  • Get plunged into frantic and relentless infantry combat on 4 new maps
  • HD Destruction lets you reduce entire locales to ruin
  • Complete 10 new Assignments and equip 5 unique dog tags
  • Earn 10 new weapons and bring them back to the base game including:

AUG Assault Rifle

SCAR Assault Rifle

ACW-R Carbine

MTAR-21 Carbine

M417 Sniper Rifle

JNG-90 Sniper Rifle

L86LSW Machine Gun

LSAT Machine Gun

M5K Tactical Machine Pistol

SPAS-12 Shotgun


Following the tight infantry gameplay of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3: Armored Kill that ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield™ can do. Featuring new drivable tanks, ATV’s, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefield history.

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill key features

  • All-out vehicle warfare on huge maps
  • Includes the biggest map in Battlefield history
  • New vehicles, including tanks, ATV’s, and mobile artillery


The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.

Battlefield 3 is out now on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The Close Quarters DLC pack is due for release this June across all platforms.

Watch the latest Close Quarters trailer below: 

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