Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is out on Xbox 360! Here’s how to buy, download and get started.
1. Download the multiplayer update from the in-game store
Battlefield 3 is getting a new Xbox 360 update with the release of Back to Karkand. If you get a popup saying there’s a new update available, you can simply accept the update to start downloading and installing it, Otherwise, select STORE from the main meny and locate the “Battlefield 3 multiplayer update”.
2. Download the update
Select the update, then select “Buy item” followed by “Confirm purchase” (it will be totally free). The update is 2.07 GB in size. You will not be able to play Back to Karkand if you have not downloaded this update. If you own Battlefield 3: Limited Edition, you are automatically entitled to Back to Karkand at no extra charge and can skip to step 4 below. If you have the Standard Edition, go to step 3.
3. Buy Back to Karkand at the in-game store
You can buy Back to Karkand for 1200 Microsoft Points, either in the in-game store (pictured above), or on Xbox Live Marketplace.
4. Find your new maps
Back to Karkand includes four new maps: Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Sharqi Peninsula, and Gulf of Oman. These get added to the base game and are selectable in the same way. To join any of the new maps, either select one of them in your Quick Match filter settings, or use the server browser and make sure to join a server that has one or all of these maps in its map rotation.
5. Go back to Karkand!
You are now ready to go back to Karkand! Have fun and let us know what you think in the Battlelog forums.
Q: Why do I get returned to the main screen?
A: If you do not have Back to Karkand and join a server running a Back to Karkand map in its rotation, you will eventually be returned to the main menu and a message will appear telling you that you did not have the appropriate content installed. You will never risk joining a Back to Karkand server via the Quick Match functionality if you don’t have this expansion pack.
A full guide to the server browser is available here.