Next three Battlefield 3 expansions revealed

Infantry-focused Close Quarters hits in June with large-scale Armored Kill and End Game to follow; console versions to support customizable rental servers.


Electronic Arts announced details of the next three expansions for Battlefield 3 at an event in San Francisco last night.

Battlefield 3 is getting three new expansion packs.
Battlefield 3 is getting three new expansion packs.

The first of the newly announced content packs is titled Battlefield 3: Close Quarters and will be released in June. The expansion will feature infantry-focused "vertical" gameplay with four new indoor maps and 10 new weapons that can also be used in the original version of the game.

In line with Battlefield 3's timed exclusivity deal with Sony, Close Quarters will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 for one week, before launching for other platforms.

The next expansion--Battlefield 3: Armored Kill--has no current release window, but EA said it would feature new vehicles and the biggest maps in the franchise's history.

Finally, EA announced a third new expansion titled Battlefield 3: End Game, but gave no further details.

The publisher also announced it would be introducing customizable available-for-rent servers for console versions of Battlefield 3. EA already offers servers for rent for PC copies of Battlefield 3.

Last month, EA revealed a major patch for the shooter, including general, vehicle, weapon, weapon accessory, and game type updates. According to the publisher, Battlefield 3 has sold through 10 million copies to customers as of February 2012.

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