Battlefield 3’s Aftermath DLC released at the beginning of the month, adding four large urban based maps located in the ruins of post-earthquake Iran, and it’s arguably the best map pack released yet. Aftermath added a new Crossbow weapon, a few new scavenger-themed vehicles to go along with the new soldier skins, but more importantly, it offered balanced gameplay for all Battlefield 3 player classes to go along with a brand new mode.
With Back to Karkand, Close Quarters, Armored Kill and Aftermath DLC expansions all having been released, there’s only one more content pack left as part of the Battlefield Premium service: End Game. Several new details regarding Battlefield 3: End Game have been released, highlighting by a new mode and several new vehicles.
Our first hint of End Game’s new vehicle, a dirt bike, came back in August through a promotional image from DICE and Electronic Arts which featured two soldiers riding a motorcycle, with the passenger firing off in the distance with is rifle (image above). Outside of that, no details were revealed on its new maps or any other vehicles/weapons.
The following End Game key features were revealed via CVG:
- Four new maps designed for high speed combat and action
- Three new vehicles including the fast and agile dirt bikes
- New dropship provides support to ground troops with vehicle drop capabilities
- Return of the classic Capture The Flag game mode
Each map pack to date has added four new maps, and like Aftermath, End Game will also add three new vehicles. If the maps are designed with the dirt bike in mind, expect the other vehicles to be fast, off-road vehicles as well, vehicles that lend themselves to capture the flag style gameplay. This could also mean we can expect open, outdoor, non-urban environments from the new maps.
The most unique addition to the game comes in the form of the dropship, which can pickup and transport vehicles anywhere on the map. A similar feature represented a highlight of Battlefield: Vietnam where players could use a helicopter to move vehicles and boats around the map, with other players inside the vehicle. When used right, such a tool can drastically change team tactics. When used wrong, hilarity ensues.
Battlefield 3: End Game hits all platforms March 2013.
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