This week a Battlefield 3 patch will launch for PlayStation 3 which allows console gamers to rent their own dedicated server for online multiplay. DICE made the announcement early this month which will let console players have the same kind of fun PC gamers have had in choosing maps, modes and setting the approved servers to private or public access. The new Battlefield 3 patch contains a slew of enhancements including turning off anti-aliasing to reduce input lag and improvements to the minimap. The path also includes a bunch of vehicle and general gameplay fixes. Xbox 360 owners, unfortunately, will have to wait a bit longer for the patch. For a full list of fixes view the Battlefield blog post.
Electronic Arts has committed the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand digital expansion pack to release on December 6 for PlayStation 3, and December 13 for Xbox and PC users. If you remember, the PlayStation 3 “Limited Edition” of Battlefield 3 promised a free copy of the ‘Karkand’ pack one week before Xbox and PC users are able to get it.
If you’ve seen a heavyweight title fight, you know the challenger always arrives first. Today, that challenger is Battlefield 3 ($59.99), EA and Dice’s hotly anticipated first-person shooter for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Battlefield 3 promises intense, 21st century warfare throughout its globe-trotting single player and co-op campaigns, but it’s the multiplayer portion that’s vying to unseat the champion franchise.
A sampling of the multiplayer goodness that Battlefield 3 is promising to bring in full October 25 is now available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Download it here.
Electronic Arts and DICE officially announced Battlefield 3 will be available in two versions that include a Standard Edition and Limited Edition. The Standard Edition will feature a single-player campaign and 10 co-op maps and multiple multiplayer modes. The Limited Edition will include a post-launch expansion pack titled Back to Karkand which lets lets you play on four maps from Battlefield 2 that include Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula. Battlefield 3 will hit North America on Oct. 25, 2011 for PlayStation3, Xbox 360, and PCs. The expansion pack will also sell separately for $14.99. (See below for promo offers.)