Battlefield 3: Close Quarters out now on PlayStation 3

Starting today, you can purchase our second expansion pack Battlefield 3™: Close Quarters via PlayStation Store and the Battlefield 3 in-game store. It will release next week on June 26th for Xbox 360 and PC. Check out the launch trailer for Close Quarters below.

Close Quarters is one of five expansion packs included in the Battlefield 3™ Premium offer.

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  • Camojunkey 07.16.12 at 21:37

    Downloaded closed quarters twice and restarted my system (ps3). Is there something I’m failing to do that is keeping the new maps from loading?

  • Slapshot68 06.28.12 at 19:15

    Can we please have a developer explain the hit detection / lag compensation mechanics used in the game. How they are supposed to balance higher and lower pings in the same game. I am sure that balancing all of the connections on a server is difficult to do. I would very much like to hear the methods DICE used, how its supposed to work and why they chose that over other methods. Will there be any tweaks to that system or at least restrictions on servers you can join based on ping. I would love to be able to play with international friends but right now when doing so the lag makes for a very un-enjoyable game. Thank you for your consideration.

  • Jefffuca 06.28.12 at 17:58

    I kind of disagree the way of EA marketing promotion. We paid the money for the some DLC it will be released at 2013. I would prefer to buy it after seeing the feedback and review. EA ,please don’t too greedy. It’s not the way to run the business……

  • Kallemassaker 06.28.12 at 12:11

    fix it

  • marcux_andrex 06.27.12 at 13:26

    ta fixe

  • bunkem 06.26.12 at 14:22

    anyway i can get my money back for premium? its a joke not a expansion pack! if i had known it was almost a different game i wouldn’t of purchased it! all it needed was some new maps preferably with something to break and some ea servers with extra tickets, instead we get gaycodquest! then again its amazing dice didnt realise if you have 2 tanks on a map potentially half the team is gone! add 2 in a helicopter and some useless snipers = lame laser spotting fest on a empty map so i can see why dice have tried something new, just a shame its gayer than Christmas…please dont mess up armoured kill with faggy new game modes, or at least give us a option! bad company took skill to do well on the board, if your a clever spawn fag sniper on caspian border you can get over 30000 in a 75 ticket round with no deaths and no skill!.. talking of skill i dont see a skill level score!? spm is balls, throwing ammo, spotting, healing dosent take skill…. im off to play harvest day, with sound!

  • brunoq 06.25.12 at 22:18


    I’m player from Portugal, who really likes BF3 but i have to agree with the complains about the missing sound during de game. From my point of view it’s the most important problem that your team need to solve fast.

    Best Regards

  • EuroSkeptiC 06.25.12 at 17:46

    It’s official. There’s no support anymore. DICE has to release so many DLCs in so short time… Meanwhile, BF3 is the only game that can compete with Skyrim in which has the most bugs and glitches. Enjoy.

  • X P IL ii C i T 06.24.12 at 18:03

    DICE – My only complaint is the servers. Please make a change to the quick search lobby where you can add a preference of – DICE/EA servers, Private Servers or either.

    I’m sick of little scumbags kicking me for either killing them, or for using a gun they dislike.

    This is 100% no joke, but on xbox the otherday I joined a CQB lobby that had the following rules:

    No: Shotguns, C4, Claymores, RPG, SMAW, M26, M320, MP7, PDW-R, AEK, FAMAS, SKS, M417, MAGNUM or 93R. No laser sights or tact lights.

    I mean what the hell kinda server rules are these. To make it worse the host and his sqaud were using whatever they wanted. The moment anyone took out the same gun he booted them. Booted us all just as we were about to win too.

    • XXXX__RICH__XXXX 06.24.12 at 21:28

      Tottaly second this post, we need a filter and some official servers, so we can play and have fun with the game, not getting uber frustrated when kicked and banned by lame admins.

    • invictus_ZZ 06.27.12 at 18:30

      I agree 100%…getting kicked for no reason

  • EVILTAYLOR 06.23.12 at 16:47

    Don’t bother it’s a waste of time and money.
    If I could get a refund I would.
    You’re a bunch of useless arseholes who can’t even bring out a working game.
    It’s a mess you will never fix because it’s too much effort.
    Plus you nerfed everything to a point where head shots don’t kill ON HARDCORE
    Small drops kill you
    No sound half the time
    Tank upgrades missing
    Gay points for doing nothing usefull
    Shit graphics on consoles (if you can’t do more players and good graphics don’t bother)
    Power sliding tanks that wobble even on flat surface plus I live next to a challenger 2 gunnery school and I know they don’t have a sprint button.
    Still getting spawn faggotts in my base even after we all complained on bc
    No – points for team kills
    Anti tank weapons on the jets don’t even dissable tanks anymore or even destroy a jeep
    Getting stuck on milk crates or anything over 1 ft high
    Streets of rage style paper flying about or fog and smoke for no reason
    Sticky fire mode without being able to see what fire mode you’re in
    Constant crashing after death screen
    The constant attempts to make it more cod like, guess what there’s already a game like that it’s called cod
    You also lie constantly
    “enhanced destruction” bad company was better at least houses collapsed
    And after all this and more I have to see you on this site giving yourselvesmany pats on the back like it’s perfect ITS NOT EVEN WORKING WELL AFTER A YEAR
    I have a new slogan for you dice ” more lighting less fighting “

  • des-stevenator 06.23.12 at 02:40

    ok dice this is getting out of hand every server since the cq patch has had the really annoying sound glitch where half the sound disappears anyone else had this problem because its really wrecking my experince :( now fucking fix it please…

  • XXXX__RICH__XXXX 06.21.12 at 14:08

    Well, this is not the right place to post about this, but since i have posted about this issue SO many times on the BL and getting no response, then i feel that there is no other way, than to post it here to.

    Dear DICE, we really need some official servers, with the new maps..!
    As it is right, then you have tons of servers running`the original and BTK maps, witch is really great. But then when i want to play the CQ maps, then i always have to play on custom servers, where the rules often are completely whack. Plus you also get banned or kicked a lot, just for playing the game…even if you are obeying the custom server rules, like no shotguns. This can’t be right…!

    Just in the last two days i have been banned from two custom servers, all i did was kick there asses. Then “boom” and i get banned.!

    This completely ruins my gaming experience, since there is nothing worse, than to get banned/kicked in the last minute of the match, just because the admin is on the loosing side.

    So here from a avid BF gamer i really hope for some feedback and some official CQ servers..!

    Thanks in advance…..:0)

  • Nyco_Legacy 06.21.12 at 04:24

    Is there like a page for clans or somthing haha im kinda new and been looking for a clan blog? or do i go to a website and apply? ive been told that you go on the battle log and apply some how? idk can anyone help me?

  • parabolic_curve 06.21.12 at 03:22

    Since I’ve left two angry msgs I thought i better write a congratulations for 4 beautiful levels and some really fun game modes
    I have to say, was worth the wait.

  • warmonger367 06.20.12 at 21:20

    I hope its not just me but all the close quarters map make me want to FUCKING DIG MY FUCKING EYEBALLS OUT WITH A FUCKING ICE PICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY AVERAGE LIFE IS 0.02 FUCKING SECONDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE ONLY THINGS THAT KILL ME ARE RPG, M320, AND SPASFUCKING12 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Either way, all the maps look amazing and all the guns are really good.

  • JMB_THE_DEFILED 06.20.12 at 20:18

    Armoured kill armoured killed! Dinomode dinomode!

  • Tino20002 06.20.12 at 20:10

    Ah… it’s not any good anyway. Something to appease the COD players.

  • dieSalzige 06.20.12 at 16:18

    finally, it was about damn time…
    MTAR, i’m coming!!!

  • parabolic_curve 06.20.12 at 16:17

    They want more money from us all. If they keep making us wait they hope we’ll get impatient and buy premium.

    I’ve waited 2 weeks while seeing my friends play games that i can’t. I should be playing it now unlocking the new weapons. Learning new maps and game styles.
    Inadequate, incompetant, uncaring, greedy.
    It’s not staggering the release times. It’s not teething issues.
    Is it greed or stupidity!?
    I know your not gonna answer. You never answer.
    So I can only assume its both.
    Fuck you very much

    • dieSalzige 06.20.12 at 16:21

      yeah you’re right, nevertheless i finally just bought it..fucking addiction

  • dieSalzige 06.20.12 at 12:39

    WTF?? I already went nuts yesterday when i couldn’t buy it, i mean it’s not like i’m asking for a favour or something, i want to buy something, give you my money… Why don’t you want my money??

  • fatman98henke 06.20.12 at 11:42

    Hey thats really good then it will probably be out around that time in sweden to thanks jamesAVFCJG

  • Nawzkun 06.20.12 at 11:26

    Seriously? It’s the 20th June and nothing! (Sweden)
    Came home from work yesterday hoping it was out but it never was.

    • ManiakP0w3r 06.20.12 at 21:08

      unless your on ps3 you get it 26th :) ps3 got it 19th :)

  • jamesAVFCJG 06.20.12 at 11:24

    Just found out in the Uk it will be out today between 4pm and 8pm !

  • fatman98henke 06.20.12 at 11:21

    Im dying get it out

  • fatman98henke 06.20.12 at 11:18

    What is this I am from Sweden and it’s the 20th at the time 11.15pm come on get the close quarters out on Playstation store now

  • Eagledrop 06.20.12 at 11:13

    OMG, you guys can’t just say that it’s going to be out on the 19th of june, when it’s not even out on the 20th!! Come on guys it can’t be so hard to release a DLC!!

  • jamesAVFCJG 06.20.12 at 11:03

    20th june and still no close quarters?!?!?!!

  • David_UA_ 06.20.12 at 09:58

    WEIRD…Checked PSN Store all day yesterday and today but didn’t find CQ at all…

  • alienwareuser 06.20.12 at 09:04

    hello im from spain,and why can’t found close quarters without premium?¿?¿?
    is not out?¿?¿?in europe?¿?

  • parabolic_curve 06.20.12 at 01:23

    “Starting today, you can purchase our second expansion pack Battlefield 3™: Close Quarters via PlayStation Store”
    Really? Is this some messed up way to get more people to buy premium? Can you blame us for getting so mad at you guys? Even tho you’ve produced a spectacular game. A lil respect would be nice. It’s now the 20th in the UK so you’ve got a big fat lie on your official blog home page.
    it wouldn’t be so bad if it was brand new and there were some difficulties getting it to work. But it’s been out for two whole fucking weeks already. So what now? Shell out £39.99 for a knife i don’t want, camos and tags. And a rubbish new home screen menu of a soldier with a magic appendix!!? Give us some choice whether to have all the changes (or not in my case) and you’ve got yourself a deal. and a lil care and attention wouldn’t go a miss either.
    I’m pissed at you guys.
    Love your game but i’m really pissed off at you

  • Kaohuhuhu 06.19.12 at 23:13

    Living in the UK. Still cannot see in the store. Now it’s 10.13pm! I wanna play it real bad.

  • Pasalacqua87 06.19.12 at 20:58


  • jamesAVFCJG 06.19.12 at 20:55

    This is taking the mick!!

  • mud-rider001 06.19.12 at 20:34

    Is it gonna release today? It’s only 1:33 on the 19th of June..

  • watchNuWATCHme 06.19.12 at 20:18

    im downloading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 20:12

    it need to come out all ready

  • James-Parker 06.19.12 at 19:56

    very nice

  • watchNuWATCHme 06.19.12 at 19:52

    haha im just playing i wouldnt do that

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 19:51


  • watchNuWATCHme 06.19.12 at 19:48

    i give up on waiting im just gonna pre oreder Call of Duties Modern Warfare 3s SECOND MAP PACK!!!!!!!!!!!

  • parabolic_curve 06.19.12 at 19:42

    Announcing to the world you can buy your product when it’s not available is stupid. Just having a snotty nosed intern checking the ps store wouldn’t by much of a stretch to resources would it?
    I guess all the intelligence whent into making the game huh?

  • watchNuWATCHme 06.19.12 at 19:39


  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 19:39

    it just randomly booted us and said install update

  • watchNuWATCHme 06.19.12 at 19:38

    let me try that

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 19:37

    for me and black king it did well we were playing a match and it booted us and said install update

  • watchNuWATCHme 06.19.12 at 19:36

    nu uh

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 19:31

    the update already happened

  • jamesAVFCJG 06.19.12 at 19:29

    Better be, really want those maps!
    Apparently there will be a update then they will be in the game store(: but duno what time!

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 19:14

    it is prob. going to be out at late at night or 8:00

  • Adamisthedaddy 06.19.12 at 18:58

    its not on the in game store and I cant find it on the Playstation store

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 18:57

    is it in the store

  • SalemRios77 06.19.12 at 18:42

    i looked it up but cant buy it

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 18:37

    going to like go insane

  • NoDreams- 06.19.12 at 18:32

    Ugh. This is upsetting. I need it now!! D:

  • drumscarinbr 06.19.12 at 18:16

    H Brun, or someone else from DICE, could you please address this issue?

    One of (if not the most) crucial element that makes a game mode ‘hardcore’ is the ABSENCE of the minimap. Please remove it from that mode.

    Why not give the player the option to play both very different styles of game play, as you have always done in prior games (BFBC2)? This change would also be very simple to do on your end (DICE), as it’s not code intensive, it’s just a server-side setting for the most part. It’s not like I’m asking you to change some character animations or something complex like that.

    IMPORTANT: If you don’t remove it from hardcore, please allow it to be removed in custom servers while keeping ALL other HC settings (including 60% health)…AND…..keeping the match ranked (that’s the crucial part).

    The custom servers need more flexibility overall, again, while keeping the matches RANKED. IMO, you should be able to edit ANY parameter with the only restriction being player health possibly. Maybe the lowest allowable level would be 30%, as I can understand your boosting concerns of people setting health at 1% and getting a bazillion kills/points. The bottom line is that players should be able to create and play a more harsh/realistic style of game play and get people to play those servers, but right now, most people won’t because the games are unranked.

    It’s extemely important to note that this change WILL NOT IMPACT other ‘core’ players and even hardcore players that do like to play with the minimap, since they will still be able to play custom games that have HC settings….with the minimap. So whether you’re a core, ‘hardcore lite’, or a true hardcore player, you really can’t argure with this logic, in any way.

    Other wishlist items:

    Please use the conquest flag capturing indicator that is in BFBC2. Do not bring up the large circular ‘C’ meter right in the middle of the screen just above the gun’s sights, as it just obscures the player’s view even more. Just stick with BFBC2′s audible ‘ticking’ meter at the bottom left hand side of the screen.

    Please remove the names of the conquest capture points/flags (warehouse, docks, etc.) and just stick with A,B,C,etc. these names just obscure the players view, specially in longer/narrower maps. The names do very little for the player, as I’ve never had an issue in communicating with my squad that “I’m capturing Alpha”, for example. If you want/need to include the names, just leave them on the full-size map while in the spawn/pause screen.


    • XeroSum 06.20.12 at 09:29

      You don’t need to post this under every blog update. They read the comments, stop being such an annoying person. YOU are the only person who I’ve seen ask for no minimal on hc. The minimal is fine. It makes perfect sense to me. A guy gets spotted, and his co-ordinates get put on a map. There is no visual queue on the HUD, and that’s perfect.

      • drumscarinbr 06.20.12 at 10:57

        No, you’re incorrect, on multiple levels. Let me explain why:

        First off, if you want the minimap, you can play core and even custom servers that have HC damage (+other HC settings) WITH the minimap. I’m not asking that they take it out of the game entirely. Read my entire post more carefully, as my suggestion takes NOTHING away from players, but just adds an important element for us HC guys. You say I’m the ‘only one’ that’s asking for this/wants this, and that’s not true. Many HC players want the same thing. All my friends and even randoms that I play/communicate through a mic with, say the same thing and many agree throughout the forums as well.

        Secondly, have you ever played without the minimap? Do you remember Bad Co. 2′s hardcore? A player should not show on any screen when they fire, or are spotted. When you play true hardcore, you rely on team members to call out enemy positions. TEAMWORK & COMMUNICATION!…..qualities that are essential in real-life combat.

        Remember, I can live with DICE leaving the minimap in HC (although it still doesn’t make sense) but what’s important is that THEY ALLOW CUSTOM SERVERS TO STAY RANKED WHILE REMOVING IT AND KEEPING ALL OTHER STANDARD HC SETTINGS……MOST IMPORTANTLY…..60% health.

        Lastly, the reason that I’m forced to post this over and over is because it’s never been officially addressed by DICE and it’s such an easy tweek. It’s real simple, I should be able to play a ‘minimap-less’, RANKED game that has 60% health (and as low as 30-40%) and all other HC settings.

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 18:11

    come on i getting so bored of the reg. maps i WANT close quarters

  • watchNuWATCHme 06.19.12 at 17:58



  • dieSalzige 06.19.12 at 17:22

    Seriously, what time? getting quiet uncomfortable here..
    Did anyone without premium already get it??

  • jamesAVFCJG 06.19.12 at 17:16

    Cant see it in the store? Hurry!

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 16:41

    it needs to hurry up and get in the store i tried of waiting for it

  • Pasalacqua87 06.19.12 at 14:45

    Yeah, what time? PS Store said it can’t be accessed on my account!

  • treetop_35 06.19.12 at 14:37

    at what time to day