DICE’s Dawning DLC Delivering Definite Destruction

DICE revealed at an after-hours GDC press event that Battlefield 3 would be receiving three new expansion packs. The first, focused on intense infantry combat in tight spaces, is Close Quarters, and a brief trailer showed intense combat in high-rise interiors and vertical spaces.

Two developers, General Manager at DICE Carl Magnus Troedsson and Executive Producer Patrick Bach, mentioned the expansion packs would also feature new weapons and highlighted that they would expand the game with a similar impact to Back to Karkand.

The second expansion, Armored Kill, will focus on vehicular combat while the third expansion, Endgame, is still too far out for them to provide details. Release information for the latter two was not provided, but after the trailer for Battlefield 3: Close Quarters finished, its release date was revealed as June 1, with the expansion arriving a week early for Playstation 3.

Playable map from the Close Quarters expansion was available for play at the event, but impressions will have to wait until the embargo lifts.