Battlefield 3: Gulf of Oman Gameplay Trailer & Upcoming Patches

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Battlefield 3 Gulf of Oman trailer

It’s been over a month since EA and DICE’s impressive looking shooter released and soon, the first DLC for Battlefield 3 will release. Titled ‘Back to Karkand,’ the Battlefield 3 content adds more than just maps, but vehicles, weapons and more.

The four new locations are remakes of fan-favorite maps from the series so far and include: Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula. We’ve seen the exciting Back to Karkand trailer and now, we have a new gameplay trailer specfically showcasing the Gulf of Oman map.

Back to Karkand adds the STOVL fighter jet (it hovers!), desert buggy and an APC, vehicles that should be familiar to Battlefield 2 players. The trailer places emphasis on these new combat rides while also teasing a fourth, “classified” vehicle. Take a look and see for yourself:

A small bulldozer? That may prove even more popular than the game’s first hover-capable fighter jet.

What’s more impressive are how complex and intense combat scenarios can become when players work as a team and utilize vehicles appropriately. With the STOVL, we hope that airplanes have more effective use in ground battles since they’ve proven not to be to useful so far in multiplayer, relative to other vehicles.

Along with the maps and vehicles, Back to Karkand also adds quite a few new weapons along with the appropriate in-game awards.

  • Five new dog tags.
  • Five new achievements/trophies.
  • Three new vehicles (DPV, BTR-90, F-35B STOVL jet fighter).
  • 10 iconic Battlefield weapons
  • A new persistence system where players complete assignments to earn their rewards.

There’s oddly still no release date for the DLC and perhaps that’s for DICE to work out more of the game’s bugs before expanding on the game’s content. Last week saw a new Battlefield 3 patch but it didn’t include some of the fixes they previously mentioned would be coming (i.e. Taclight effectiveness reduction). Ian Tornay, EA Community Manager for Battlefield 3, took to Reddit to explain features that DICE is aware of and are working on for the future. Some of them however, really should have been built in to the game from the beginning but others are fan requests which we love to see.

  • In-game VOIP
  • Various nerfs including Taclight
  • Changes to chat window (size, positioning)
  • Additional changes to squad interface, including the ability to make squads.
  • Beep beeps.
  • Squad and in-game interface changes (mostly revolving around the proposed fan-designed interface).
  • TV Missiles — definitely known.
  • Spectator/Battlerecorder – Another very popular request.

What vehicle(s) would you like to see added to the game and what missing features need to be added still?

The Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand expansion releases sometime in December for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It’s free to those who pre-orders and $14.99 for those who did not.

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TAGS: Battlefield 3, DICE, Electronic Arts, PC, PS3

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  1. Holy crap! If DICE adds VOIP, and tries to do something similar to the fan-made UI than i would literally be out of reasons not to 100% love this game.

    Not that i dont already, but the UI is too clunky, and no VOIP in a teamwork based game is a bit frustrating at times.

    • Forgive me but what is VOIP?

      • Voice over I P

  2. The hover jet is suicide for me, I swear every time I hop in an aerial vehicle, I’m waving a “come shoot me” flag. I never last more than 10 seconds!

    • Every time I jump in an aerial vehicle, I’m waving a “Prepare to Crash” flag

  3. If you were able to pick out the dozer as a vehicle then you should have known the patch is ready and waiting for Microsoft and Sony Console approvals before roll out and of course the PS3 gets it for a week before everyone else $$$!

    Looking forward to the new maps however I am still not 100% on the current maps especially in teamdeathmatch always a new corner to camp or place to jump someone from.

  4. One thing that I really miss from BF2 is the ability to place waypoints like attack here and move here. It worked well in BF2 and it allows for me to clearly point out the current objective to my squad. I hate when I have to use the compass to explain where we’re getting shot from. It would be nice to just put an attack marker there.

  5. What the overall consensus on this game? good or bad?

  6. BATTLERECORDER?!?!?! FKKKK YEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH <3333333 DICE

  7. More Vehicles = More C4 deaths by the hands of Darkohanzo! I cant wait! My friends already stay out of all vehicles if im on the other side so this will just further that! BRING IT ON!!

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