Battlefield 3: DLC - Armored Shield Level in Tank Superiority

First impressions of the Armored Kill DLC with footage of tank superiority mode on the new Armored Shield level.

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Discussion

164 comments
TimeGlitch
TimeGlitch

they should seriously bring air superiority

death0194
death0194

well , this is a great mode for BF3 but it will be better if they could make a place near each base were the enginers could fix the tank in there . 

RX552VBK
RX552VBK

Where is Air Superiority?

r_ruiz6047
r_ruiz6047

Were just missing an air superiority pack now. 

Scottisme
Scottisme

Always thought they should do this, full tank battles, sounds like this is a close to what I was thinking as I'm going to get in BF

Frimmel
Frimmel

Not what I was hoping for but it should be a bit of fun. Tanks and other armor are my favorite parts of BF3.

simon1812
simon1812

Im looking forward to this but these guys make some good points, but I like to think this is a demo version and the finished version will include more flags to fight for.

 

PS

 

the map reminds me a lot to BFBC2 Harvest Dday, not a bad thing, loved that map.

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

Ehh, tank deathmatch. Deathmatch with horrible controls, no thanks

jessie82
jessie82

good thing i used a server to level my tank skill to get the better abilities like guided shells and such

Monsta1217
Monsta1217

they should of made it like rush but for tanks once you hold an area down for a certian amount of tickets you move on to the next area that way the whole map can be utilized the way it intends to be threw CQ

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

Looks like Harvest Day from Bad Company.... I would love to see some maps like Arica Harbor back in Battlefield.

CombatIT
CombatIT

I am disappointed with this mode. I was hoping Tank Superiority would actually involve some strategy and be more focused on movement, flanking, using different avenues of approach, and long range tank battles as well as close quarters. Complete lack of creativity.

CombatIT
CombatIT

"Tanks but no tanks" is a play off the saying "Thanks but no thanks". I hope that was obvious.

IrishSweenz1790
IrishSweenz1790

Oh and btw.. "tanks but no tanks.." hahah W..T..F ?!? Too bad they did not cut that out. Besides making no sense it just sounded stupid. Why not just say it's an armor genocide?

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

well, we can always play our trusty Conquest and Rush...

murekkep
murekkep

I used to be hyped for this dlc. Now I'm dissappointed.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

Please add Air Superiority DICE...    :)  

KJsmashdude
KJsmashdude

Gonna get my C4 sevice star in this!  :D

EvaMuerte
EvaMuerte

Doesn't look bad at all.. The map with the AC130 base sounds cool. But only 5 vehicles, 10 in total? Damn don't do thatt

Lei_11
Lei_11

Wow, after having actually seen the vid I can really get why people are upset AGAIN. One flag? With tanks rushing in continuously? Come on :P that has 0 of the elements that made BF great to me

Innos007666
Innos007666

Windmills copy - paste from Bad Company 2, same as quads  :(

jamesdvhunt
jamesdvhunt

'i like to call it tanks without tanks - even though theres heaps of tanks'

what an idiot

jamesdvhunt
jamesdvhunt

the ad took so long to load then play

GAMESPOT MAKE YOUR ADS STANDARD DEF SO PEOPLE WITH SLOW INTERNET DONT NEED TO WAIT 40 YEARS TO SEE A VIDEO

Nozizaki
Nozizaki

The snowy mountain map better be good, or else I'll skip this DLC. Prefer infantry over vehicles anyhow.

RAGEofSTUNTS
RAGEofSTUNTS

How about, now guys bare with me here, we make two/three huge maps for a DLC.

 

We increase the amount of players that can play on these maps, how about 100v100?

 

THEN, we put dozens of APCs, Tanks, and Helicopters and about three flags with huge capture zones (the zone of the flag that allows you to start capturing it once you enter it) and long captures times, but once you actually capture it you will get around 1000 points.

 

And finally, lets make a portion of the map a residential with narrow streets and the flag in the middle of a large cul-de-sac.

 

*cough* DICE look here *cough*

hystavito
hystavito

 @CombatIT  Unfortunately, for some of us, BF3 never delivered on the strategy and tactics gameplay.  I played about 200hrs and realized time and time again, the rounds just play out like large deathmatches with everyone everywhere, no lines or front, just people killing each other from any direction at any time.

Frimmel
Frimmel

 @CombatIT I was hoping for that too and for  something more like you would only be able to capture flags if your team had a tank in the appropriate vicinity.

 

Although one of the problems with conquest sometimes is that you just drive around to all of the flags looking for enemies who are just driving around to all of the flags looking for enemies.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

 @CombatIT yea..but 64p large conquest on bandar desert will still show all these aspects

BovineDivine
BovineDivine

 @wizzzer_thy_133 Every new game mode thus far is simply secondary to good ol' CQ and rush. Unless they planned a really revolutionary new game mode, don't bother. 

bluebird08
bluebird08

 @murekkep yeah that does not make sense, im still really excited for this.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

 @Lei_11 That's the new mode they're showing off, the maps will still have rush and conquest so stop complaining

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

 @Lei_11 wow will people stop with that fucking dumb comment already?? THEY'RE SHOWING YOU TANK DOMINATION NOT FUCKING LARGE CONQUEST MODE WITH 7 FLAGS TO CAP. 

sammoth
sammoth

 @Lei_11

 That's not the only mode. It's just one they added.

FragRaptor
FragRaptor

 @RAGEofSTUNTS While it would be interesting, it is unfeasible and has already been done on an even bigger scale. 256v256 was a complete bust in a game that was too bland to even remember its name.  64v64 is hard to balance already, I wouldn't trust dice with bigger. And on another point BF3's base speed has been increased from previous battlefield iterations due to the inclusion of infinite sprint. This means that all the maps have to be disproportionately large to actually make a difference and compare to the older battlefield games. Not to mention such a small thing as infinite vision which destroys the limit that protected so many people from stupidly ridiculous attacks as well as making air superiority something simpler to gain in some cases and harder to  in other cases. A lack of Infinite vision also makes it more important to spot things for your teammates(IE Putting in more teamplay into the game). Limits make games. Destroying what was the foundation without realizing what actually made that limit special is horrible foresight and bad design. It seems weird but with the right people behind it and good marketing such a game could be restored to its former glory. Why? Because CoD and BF3 are a result of massive marketing and unfulfilled hype that draws people to hope for something better, something more.  

FragRaptor
FragRaptor

 @GamerOuTLaWz  @Lei_11 EXACTLY. PEOPLE ARE MAD BECAUSE GAME MODES LIKE THIS STEM FROM THE CALL OF DUTY ROOTS THAT BF3 IS TRYING TO STEAL PEOPLE FROM. THE HARDCORE BATTLEFIELD FANS DO NOT LIKE THE PANDERING OF THE CALL OF DUTY PEOPLE.Sigh... Seriously, you need to understand that this isn't battlefield and you are part of the problem.

calum1984
calum1984

 @jamesdvhunt yea that makes sense buy premium no idea if the rest of the dlc will be any good but pay for every single dlc anyway........idiot

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

 @murekkep 

You're the one that lets reviews determine whether or not youre disappointed in a game. Sounds pretty idiotic to me. just sayin bro...