Battlefield 3 was EA’s most direct challenge to the Call of Duty series to date, and their push to gain more of the FPS market share continues with several expansion packs for the game. The first Battlefield 3 expansion, Back to Karkand, brought fan favorite maps from Battlefield 2 as well as new weapons and vehicles. The next expansion is called Close Quarters, and the screenshots and trailers released today offer the first real look at the content. The Close Quarters expansion pack will add new maps, weapons, HD Destruction, a new game mode, and more. Read on for the full details, and to see the new trailer and screens.
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.
In addition to the new maps, weapons, and HD Destruction, there will also be 10 new assignments to complete and five dogtags to earn. The new game mode, Conquest Domination, will adapt classic Conquest gameplay to smaller spaces and allow players to take advantage of the new weapon unlocks. Want to know exactly which weapons you’ll be able to earn in the Close Quarters expansion? Here’s the full list:
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Weapons List
- 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
Close Quarters will be released in June, with PS3 players getting access a week before everyone else. Can’t wait until June for more details? That’s what we’re here for. Check out the trailer and screenshots below to help you decide if Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is worth the $15 price tag.
Breanna has been gaming since infancy, if gnawing on an unattended controller counts as playing a game. One of the younger members of the Gaming Trend family, she dabbled in PC games as a kid but wasn't fully consumed by the hobby until the sixth generation of consoles. Now an avid PC and console gamer, she looks forward to the day when she can scape together enough cash to join the next gen club.
In the last week of middle school, a math teacher taught her how to program a calculator; she was pretty much hooked then and there. Currently working towards a degree in Computer Science and Applied Math, Breanna hope to someday make games instead of just writing about them. Other hobbies include playing guitar, binge-watching Netflix, and cooking delicious food.