Road to End Game: Fight all year round on four vast maps

Battlefield 3: End Game brings the battle to four distinct environments featuring everything from arid desert landscapes to snowy mountain areas. Learn more about the map variety on offer below.

Four distinct maps are on offer in End Game. Size-wise, they are comparable to Caspian Border and Operation Firestorm from the base game, while the flag layout resembles that in our previous expansion pack Armored Kill – Meaning that we have spaced the capture points and bases to make full use of the entire Battlefield.

While all maps are carefully created to cater for the new dirt bike, the new AA vehicles should see heavy use on most of the maps as well. This new transport has a roof mounted turret that can switch between rockets and anti-air missiles to protect your infantry and combat air threats.

OPERATION RIVERSIDE

Internal working title: “XP5_001” or River”
Supported game modes: Capture the Flag (NEW), Air Superiority (NEW), Conquest, Rush, Squad Rush, Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch
Distinguishing features: This fall themed map houses an electric power substation at its center, with a small river flowing along its axis. The layout of the bases in Operation Riverside caters somewhat towards infantry action rather than all-out vehicle warfare. It’s generally speaking an infantry-friendly landscape where soldiers can go by foot between the bases, while ground vehicles need to take more roundabout roads to traverse the environment.

Across the river giving this map its name, players can find a spectacular jump in the form of a partly destroyed wooden bridge. A lot of other ramps have been carefully placed in the environment on Operation Riverside to make sure that the map is full of exciting options for riders of the new dirt bike. You can read more about the spectacular jumps in End Game in this previous blog post.

NEBANDAN FLATS

Internal working title: “XP5_002” or “Flats”
Supported game modes: Capture the Flag (NEW), Air Superiority (NEW), Conquest, Rush, Squad Rush, Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch
Distinguishing features: In this arid desert dotted with gigantic wind generators lies a seemingly non-distinguishing warehouse. But behind its unassuming exterior hides a secret weapons and munitions depot, leading to a clash in the area. The relative openness of the desert setting allows for full freedom of movement for the entire range of vehicles at disposal in Battlefield 3 multiplayer. The low amount of natural cover available also demands quick transportation between capture points, as players are otherwise open to attack.

KIASAR RAILROAD

Internal working title: “XP5_003” or “Railroad”
Supported game modes: Capture the Flag (NEW), Air Superiority (NEW), Conquest, Rush, Squad Rush, Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch
Distinguishing features: This picturesque summer logging industry setting sees a strategic railway stretch across the map – with covert weapons deliveries being its main purpose. The many height changes in this undulating landscape can be used to your advantage – There’s plenty of opportunity to hide from the enemy and use cover as you approach your targets.

While this map also has ample opportunity for dirt bike riders to catch big air, the jumps on Kiasar Railroad are typically more carefully molded into the landscape itself, or not as obvious.

SABALAN PIPELINE

Internal working title: “XP5_004” or “Pipeline”
Supported game modes: Capture the Flag (NEW), Air Superiority (NEW), Conquest, Rush, Squad Rush, Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch
Distinguishing features: Ever since we demoed the Alborz Mountain map at GamesCom 2012 and saw the amazing fan reactions, we’ve known that snow is one of the most stunning settings we can provide in Battlefield 3. Sabalan Pipeline is no different. The oil pipeline traversing this frosty winter landscape has immense economic value and is a highly contested battlefield.

Similar to Operation Riverside, Sabalan Pipeline was built to cater for a mix of vehicle and infantry gameplay. Compared to the other three maps in End Game, Sabalan Pipeline has fewer and narrower roads that are important to control if you want to dominate the opposition. At the center of this map lies a central base that is also an essential asset, as it allows you extended control over the road leading to and from your main bases.  This is equally important whether playing the signature Battlefield Conquest mode or our take on Capture the Flag that we are introducing in End Game.

We’re excited to present our players with such a broad variety of environments to expand their Battlefield experience with come March. Join us here on the Battlefield Blog for more breaking news on End Game up until launch. Let us know what you think in the poll and comments section below, and we’ll make sure to check in and discuss with you!

Did you miss the previous entries in this in-depth End Game blog series?
Road to End Game #1: High-speed warfare
Road to End Game #2: Creating the perfect dirt bike playground
Road to End Game #3: High-speed Capture the Flag

Battlefield 3: End Game is out this March. You can purchase it separately for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 – or get it two weeks early at no extra charge if you become a Battlefield 3: Premium member.

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  • DarkMatterGaming 04.12.13 at 13:30

    triple dirt bike kill OMG ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi-B2bFhnts

  • SHTIHMAS 03.27.13 at 14:07

    Посмотрим…………….

  • Doo-Doo-Draws 03.06.13 at 06:17

    End Game for Battlefield 3 will launch first for PlayStation 3 players with a Premium subscription March 5th followed by Xbox 360 and PC Premium players on March 12th

  • CyanHercules 03.03.13 at 23:06

    End game release date March 4th ?

  • Flwerz 03.03.13 at 11:57

    PROPER NIGHT MAP DREAM! GONE!

  • {SA}StayAlive 03.01.13 at 14:55

    Don’t worry about a thing, just send your money to DICE…lol

  • beg2389 03.01.13 at 14:51

    give us a date already. its march 1st and still no exact date as to when i can play. i thought it would be out 2day, sorry for thinking you were awesome dice. seriously i dont want to have to check everyday of march till release. still how unsure are you of its readiness that we still dont have a release date, just some time in march. if you make me wait till march 31st i will cut you with a linoleum knife and steal your dog tag…. but for real WHEN IS IT OUT not month EXACT DATE

    • Travers333 03.02.13 at 15:15

      5th March for PS3 premium members.

    • donkey888 03.02.13 at 20:08

      Catch up dude, they have never said it wold be available March 1. In fact, none of the expansions became available the 1st of the month. What planet have you been living on. Catch up. Look it up, the release date for all platforms is well published.

    • AlexBizzar 03.03.13 at 02:50

      ok; ok; ok;.. stop, with the poor-english pleeeez!! U’re making. me stupidder. your use of periods with no capitals is beginning to piss me off. i mean really. how serious is ANYONE going to take you when you write/type like this. if you really want to be heard i implore you to use proper english language and punctuation. do us all a favor and purchase the MLA handbook and download Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips. yes i’m going on a rant because people like you are the reason why kids honestly believe that cursive writing is too difficult to read or write, and words like “then” and “than” are too difficult to know the difference between, or never use facts in writing and end up skewing news that is suppose to be unbiased and TRUE.
      … aaaand you need a girlfriend because worrying about a developer’s dlc release date is obviously far beyond any problems plaguing this world as it is.

      • Gkiller33 03.04.13 at 23:56

        Wow, for someone who is an english language and grammer citic, you sir are the worst at it!

    • KOD1AK4321 03.03.13 at 08:05

      PS3 Premium-March 5th
      PS3 non premium-March 19th
      XBOX 360 and PC premium-March 12th
      Non premium-March 26th

  • Negnawus 03.01.13 at 00:05

    You guys ‘playerbase’ are funny, keep coming with your Dear Dice we wish/want comments.
    Dont you get it ? They dont give a flying f about you, if they did dont you think we would have seen camos,maps and other stuff that we actually wish for. And the bugs! That keeps ruining the game, have been ingame since day 1!!
    Nah, a more ignorant company you have to look for!

    • harrydiablo 03.01.13 at 06:27

      I agree, they just came out with a couple things. When over 2million paid double price for this game

    • LOLCaatz 03.01.13 at 07:25

      I half agree and half don’t agree. The real people who are at fault are EA. When you try to make a game that appeals to everyone (like EA wants, so that they can receive everyone’s money instead of just a few people’s money) naturally it ends up similar to other games which appeal to everyone (like Call of Duty)
      And because EA is a company, they are interested in profits. If I were a company, I would be too – profits mean more money to spend on developing new games, acquiring new studios or (in China) paying huge bonuses to your executives.
      “Games” like ArmA2 are made for a very select audience. The people who buy it, like it. The people who don’t like it simply do not buy it.
      I’m pretty sure that at release time, DICE had the first few DLCs planned out already, and by the time Armored Kill was released they had End Game planned. Usually when you tweet to @Battlefield, they reply and say that they have forwarded your suggestion to the team – which I highly doubt, but appreciate the response anyway.
      To be honest, there are a few things that I really wanted that won’t be added. For example, I will never see what Caspian Border looks like at night, or Alborz Mountain in a thunderstorm. I can’t imagine that implementing different times of day and weather settings can be very difficult (after all, Battlefield 3 does use a lighting engine which allows for that). They are not going to make any more DLCs even though that is what many people want at this stage. I mean, post launch support is much better than many other games out there, but Battlefield 3 is still running strong and needs new content.

      • PRESIDENTIAL GK 03.01.13 at 09:35

        I agree More content more boom boom for my buck!!!!!

      • KOD1AK4321 03.03.13 at 08:11

        I completely agree with you…

    • {SA}StayAlive 03.01.13 at 14:52

      Ahhh, if you don’t like it – don’t play it & don’t buy anything else from DICE. As long as people pay there is no reason for them to change anything, it is a business after all. Our clan stopped playing BF3, cancelled the dedicated server and will never touch a DICE game again. It’s a shame most FPS games turned into a silly arcade, i guess the market has changed and it’s mostly young kids playing it now. If you are looking for a more serious FPS look at ARMA 3, coming out MARCH 5(ALPHA).
      Cheers.

  • himzi 02.27.13 at 11:32

    SABALAN PIPELINE looks like a very good sniping map! :)

  • himzi 02.27.13 at 11:30

    There should be a full map of the New York City(in Battlefield 4) with full destruction, as in if C4 is placed on a pillar of a building the whole building will collapse.

  • ZaPz SHaDoW 02.27.13 at 03:41

    there should be a map where there are a bunch of aircraft carriers in the middle of the ocean. There would be an conquest objective on every ship and other game modes would take place on the ships. The only way to get from boat to boat would be to use a water vehicle or to fly.

  • BonesCapone 02.27.13 at 03:02

    Kiasar Railroad looks like it’ll be the perfect map, I wanted a full map in the style of the small shacks near the US side on Alborz Mountains.

  • Dmny23A 02.26.13 at 15:53

    Sebalan Pipeline reminds me of Port Valdez. I think I’m gonna love it.

  • Kremmen-_- 02.26.13 at 15:05

    Simple thing really. Would love to have Arctic Warfare Clothing for the snow maps to add just that little bit more. Otherwise all looks great!!

  • IR0NxH1DE 02.26.13 at 09:42

    I want a Port Valdez remake! Sebalan Pipeline reminds me of it.

  • kaiYOOM 02.25.13 at 22:54

    Dear DICE,
    for Christmas please give secondary smoke grenades (customizable color per squad/team), zip line out of HELO and off buildings, and bring back better destruction and uav/predator drone from BFBC2.

    Sincerely an avid and competitive 360 battlefield player.
    101 clan; http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2832655241549346855/

    • IR0NxH1DE 02.26.13 at 09:43

      The UAV is already in, its the MAV, and it was not a predator.

  • Blackburn8glk 02.25.13 at 18:20

    Dear DICE! I think that the recon class has been little bit hard to play as, for instance the reflection shine from your scope and your whole idea to play as a sniper gets different because you are to much visible and it’s harder to stay hidden and that is the “job” as a sniper. So please bring back the Gillie suits and it would be nice with some new camos with the endgame pack ore the next BF4

    Best regards from: Blackburn8glk, SWEDEN

  • Nyru Ozawa 02.25.13 at 08:42

    Please DICE! Premium members should get a snow Camo!

    Can’t wait for BF4, I think the Gillie suit needs a comeback!!!
    Also some different factions would be nice. Why are the Russians and Americans always fighting each other ha? It’d be cool to have different factions depending what map/ region you’re playing.
    Like Taliban Vs Americans for a map based in the mountain regions of Afghanistan and then China Vs America for another scenario!!!

    • JJ-Slick_33 02.26.13 at 02:23

      i completely agree. i think the closest one we have is the U.S. urban camo.

  • TheSameRemains 02.25.13 at 03:54

    Out of all the things dice has done with Bf3, i always disliked the fact that there were no gillie suits. i always feel sniping was pointless, you could already be spotted by lense glare and the camo did no help what so ever to camouflage you. I just hope dice brings a bigger Soldier customization with BF4

  • The Gussy Wuzzy 02.25.13 at 01:34

    They should put shovels in bf4.. Like did a trench or foxhole with one… Just an idea..

  • jujanbredin 02.24.13 at 19:12

    In Bf4 i hope that dice will give us some really cool maps and weapons and shit : P
    I would like to have some maps with hard terrains like a jungle in south america or northern scandinavia/siberian icy mountains and woods mabye north korea , or somewhere in africa . Im kinda tired of middle eastern to be honest…

  • Cloudyr00m 02.24.13 at 03:31

    They better be adding Jungle Maps, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Portland, Canada, Dallas, etc. To BF4 – I wanna play in some US cities, I think BF3 used up the Middle East/ Europe. I know Dice has a ton of Euros on staff – but give us some American Cities! I promise that everyone will be stoked for it!

  • johnsonwisp 02.23.13 at 19:47

    DICE designer finally begin to play World of Warcraft LOL

  • owenharry2012 02.23.13 at 11:07

    In BF4 you should have a jungle, map called Amari Jungle a big construction sites like we have today with cranes and unfinished buildings that could be called hardhats, if I could attatch pictures I could of shown you how it could look and also a other map could be one set in Venice with 2 sides of like side walks with houses and markets next to them and bridges and also boats you can jump on this maps game modes could be Conquest, Rush, Squad Rush, Team deathmatch and squad deathmatch and also CTF and my own created game mode Boat Battle, I don’t know what the name for the map could be but DICE please take it into consideration, thank you.

  • austin6598 02.23.13 at 02:18

    no dinosaurs :(

  • TROMBIMEN 02.23.13 at 01:09

    WHERE IS THE JUNGLE MAP?!?!?!?!?!?! Everyone was asking for it…

    • Cloudyr00m 02.24.13 at 03:30

      They better be adding Jungle Maps, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Portland, Canada, Dallas, etc. To BF4 – I wanna play in some US cities, I think BF3 used up the Middle East/ Europe. I know Dice has a ton of Euros on staff – but give us some American Cities! I promise that everyone will be stoked for it!

    • Willius_Foxicus 02.24.13 at 23:16

      Well the game is mostly set in and around Iran and I’m pretty sure there is no Jungle in that part of the world. BFBC2 was set in South America hence why there were jungle maps.

    • kaiYOOM 02.25.13 at 22:59

      Seriously. Wtf

  • Jefe Thunder IV 02.23.13 at 00:10

    looks like the Rallisport Challenge 2 maps.
    I Love it
    thanks DICE

  • Buckstabu 02.22.13 at 23:33

    Will CTF be available on more than these 4 maps? As in, just add flag capping capabilities to the older maps?

    • austin6598 02.23.13 at 02:19

      nope, just like the other map pack releases, new game modes can only be used for their map packs

      • RastaElite 02.23.13 at 19:31

        o really? I’ve played TDM CQ on Noshar, and Gun master on Aftermath?

  • swedishprogamer 02.22.13 at 21:58

    plz dice snow camo!

  • Superbrowntoast 02.22.13 at 21:47

    I will be looking for dinosaurs and mirrors edge eater eggs

  • Superbrowntoast 02.22.13 at 21:45

    Snow camo would be cool.

  • andreneverdie 02.22.13 at 18:36

    YES! WE NEED WHITE OR SOMETHING LIKE SNOW CAMO! i dont want to play with urban camo or spec ops black. we need 5 or more camos for snow environments

  • dangerdeal 02.22.13 at 13:09

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DICE – We want white camo for our soldiers!

  • MrpmMxr 02.22.13 at 04:18

    Hoping these maps have alot of strategic depth.

  • ANG3LxDUST 02.22.13 at 03:22

    I play on 360 and I think bf3 looks amazing you just have to have a HD tv or it wont look good ive played bf3 since it came out and ive died by bad luck to many times but I got over cuz it looks to real to quit playing. I have premium and every map pack looks great graphics so good cod doesnt register im ready for the new xbox to come they will up graphic cards cuz Dice pushed them to do it with this game bf3 is a test game they are listing to use for bf4….I don’t understand how ignorant people are….(mainly cod players) js

  • MrpmMxr 02.22.13 at 03:18

    Also a mix of helicopters, too!!

  • MrpmMxr 02.22.13 at 03:17

    Pls remember that for some gamers who play as engineers, vehicles like tanks add an added challange and fun and realism to the game. Even if a map has a focus on infantry, a tank or two is always welcome for the challenge, like in Grand Bazaar.

  • jordomonkey 02.21.13 at 23:00

    They should’ve put an Osprey on each team and it only spawned 2 times a game. In my opinion it would be pretty cool to have a pilot and then a gunner on the back where the door is, and carry up to six soldiers or something like that. Also soldiers on the ground could request the osprey to pick them up or the soldiers could request a dropoff at a certain point via radio. Maybe have a navigator inside the osprey that receives the requests. Or the osprey circles the map and troops parachute. It would only be on a 64 player map of course, but that would be a pretty sweet idea for a new map pack or add on.

    • Buckstabu 02.22.13 at 23:14

      I feel like this wouldn’t work on all platforms though, considering the PS3 is what, 12vs12? 6 soldiers, a pilot, a navigator, and a gunner, so 9 of 12 players in one vehicle? Simply not a good idea.

  • Nautilus03 02.21.13 at 22:52

    MAKE HEAVY METAL PLEASE! Would be great to see something alike in new maps :)

  • Mike0429 02.21.13 at 21:45

    so basically what I’m seeing from these screenshots are Laguna Alta, a newish idea, End of the Line, and Port Valdez. I am 100% ok with this!

  • Kiatraz 02.21.13 at 18:19

    More maps like Bad Company 2 Please :)
    Winter Maps Bad Company 2 :)

  • xCAPTAINsavgex 02.21.13 at 18:02

    Will there be new cool camos for the players that we can use in Sabalan Pipeline? Like a cool sheet over your body, or simply a Deset Khaki but winter camo instead? Does anybody know something about this? :)

  • Razzy66 02.21.13 at 17:38

    its nice too see we can use our winter cams now so the enemy doesnt see us -lol –Pss…i wish the triangle over the enemy soldier would not be there just for your team only it wold be harder to see the enemy and the kill ratio may go higher ,,the element of surprise —well kill em all bf3 ……

    • Eisenkehl 02.21.13 at 23:53

      just go on a hardcore server – no 3d spotting

  • Nano_Lewis 02.21.13 at 15:00

    They really need to do ONE huge map. A damn huge map where everybody needs to share rides, to attack at the same time, to be ONE team. A map where there are 10 mCom generators to blow for example. This could be really fun and exciting ! And the big interest of the map, could be to have a big diversity of environment like to begin in a desertic area, then to reach a town, then to climb a mountain, and to finish in an underground base. With a map like that, coordination would be the main point of focus, and we could use all the gear we have unlocked ! Right guys ?
    ONE HUGE MAP. ONE !

    • Razgriz2099 02.21.13 at 17:03

      They need to bring back Highway Tampa. It was featured in BF2 and BF2142 and one of the best maps for 64 player vehicle combat.

    • CupidsMonkey 02.21.13 at 17:16

      that honestly would be really nice. and i could find other people that would think that also

    • Buckstabu 02.22.13 at 23:18

      They tried that in Armored kill, the main concern was, If you lost your vehicle to say a helicopter, nbut you lived? You’re stranded. You either walk for ten minutes, Kill yourself, or hope your teammates are kind enough to pick you up.

    • kaiYOOM 02.25.13 at 23:02

      Agreed! But you can also do that in regular maps if your team was organized well enough.

  • ORANGPELUPA 02.21.13 at 11:27

    is this map finally become a real Frostbite map? I mean a map complete with the Destruction and freedom and openness?

    it was kind of a downgrade in BF3 from BFBC2.

  • DEVASTATOR-666- 02.21.13 at 01:18

    Still waiting for that machete as seen on the aftermath cover art…

  • Ming_Merciless 02.20.13 at 23:01

    Just goes to show how many are interested in this voting mallarky and what a waste of time it is..As it goes..wow,wahey another vote..fix the bugs no one gives a toss about this

  • Alkanida 02.20.13 at 22:57

    I Joined a Booster Lobby and destroyed them:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI6oy5JMFyA
    Please enjoy the Commentary + Hatemail

  • dubey 02.20.13 at 21:09

    So is frostbite not yet capable of producing jungle maps?

    • GR33NxM4CH1NEx 02.21.13 at 00:00

      Frostbite 1 was able to run Jungle maps, i don’t see why thinking that Frostbite 2 cant isn’t logical.

      • ORANGPELUPA 02.21.13 at 11:29

        when CoD make jungle map, DICE will release jungle map. But i hope all the trees is CUT-able with gun shots just like BFBC2 not like BF3 super strong Trees.

      • dubey 02.21.13 at 14:56

        The same reason destruction 1.0 is better then 2.0. Destruction in BC2 is better then the one in BF3.

    • LTBF3 02.21.13 at 01:53

      There will be jungle maps in the 6th expansion pack, titled: After Game. It will also feature the new Hovercraft vehicle and Stealth bomber.

      • Jack The Junkie 02.21.13 at 13:54

        yer u also said that u will bring out that thing with the dinosaur mode loads of people want this see facebook and twiiter

      • IisReFlecT 02.21.13 at 17:10

        You’re retarded. -.- Nice gossip you woman.

  • Mouse Christmas 02.20.13 at 20:14

    @screentalker i can’t help but think that these maps are heavily BC2 inspired. Since the games release, the BF3 forums have blown up with people saying ‘release bc2 maps!’ so, i would love to see most of the maps in BC2 in BF3… but if we wait long enough, we’ll get another Bad Company game.

    Operation Riverside = Isla Inocentes
    Nebandan Flats = Heavy Metal
    Kiasar Railroad = Laguna Alta
    Sabalan Pipeline = Port Valdez

  • pakalkin 02.20.13 at 19:49

    I think there should be a snow cammo suit available to use when in those nice snowy maps…

  • ScreenTalker 02.20.13 at 19:19

    Can someone just please Kickstart a project that has all of the Bad Company 2 maps remade in Frostbite 2?!!? I love BF3 but the map design on BC2 was an entirely different animal.

    • Kondensatorn 02.20.13 at 19:52

      Agreed, BF3′s maps are awesome but Bad Company 2′s maps are even more super duper awesome’er, would love to see them in frostbite 2.

  • LTS55 02.20.13 at 18:45

    Sabalan Pipeline looks amazing. I love maps set in winter and I love oil rig type maps. Looks like some good sniping spots.

  • mr_ZM 02.20.13 at 18:30

    it’s remember me bfbc2 cards

  • topsu16 02.20.13 at 18:06

    And also some new weapons! I was looking for weapons in armored kill and aftermath but there was no weapons. So now new weapons FTW!

    • Asp-G36 02.21.13 at 20:57

      Where did you see the mention of these new weapons? I’ve been looking and haven’t seen it anywhere… Although I would really really really really like a G36K (aka G36E) for End Game. That would be siiiick.

  • topsu16 02.20.13 at 18:04

    Please DICE Give us a snow camoflauge! It would be cool!

  • HartesWasser 02.20.13 at 18:01

    They should make Snow camo, because we have 2 snow maps.
    They should make skidoos.
    And some Blizzards so you can’t see so far and the weather change would make the game much cooler and would double the game fun :D

    Pretty cool would be camos with some plant-parts or an scope that shuts down the reflection.
    About the reflection.. i hate it when the scope reflects when you are in a darkend or shadow place.

    The heavy sniper from the campain isn’t in multiplayer games :( they should put the sniper in.

    I hoped for some Night Maps but there sadly no Night Maps. :/
    Or maps with Day and Night change … ( with 100% tickets we have day, after losing more and more tickets its geting darker and darker till we have Night ) would be really cool because than we could use the Nightvision scop wich is completly useless on all maps we have now.

    I hope that they design the maps better than in Aftermath, because you see a destroyed building and you want to hide or discover the destroved part of the map and you can’t walk or jump right in the destroyed wall or entre a building by a window. That sucks. There is no door or anything.
    There are always invisible walls. They stop you from getting in to a nice spot… did you ever think that all buildings have normaly doors to entre. ( i never walked in my life agains an invisible wall ).
    Aftermath maps really fucked me up, because of these invisible walls.

    It would be nice to have some gameplay mode were team work is more like squad work.

    Repost !

    • kevin85kj 02.20.13 at 18:28

      You are right about the scope flash, they should really fix it! i’ve noticed that sometimes there are no scope flash on ballistic scopes, rifle scopes etc. do any of you guys know why?

      DICE should nerf the scope flash, especially in dark places, because there are no sun, or any light that could trigger the scope flash. It could be really cool, if you lies in a completely drak place, and somebody came with a flashlight pointed at you, and the scope flash would work then.

  • KrigarN^ 02.20.13 at 17:44

    Would be awesome to have Snow camo on those winter maps.

    • LegoPolitieAgent 02.20.13 at 23:33

      Us has Airman camo, RU has specact. Still, can’t get it because i life in the Netherlands. Dice. . .

  • MadDawgZod 02.20.13 at 17:39

    @HartesWasser. Yeah its trash when people can see you and shoot back! Snipers…

    • HartesWasser 02.20.13 at 18:04

      Yes, its crap.
      But its also really cool, but i think they schould make it more realistic.
      Its like haveing a taklight on your sniper.

      • Eisenkehl 02.22.13 at 00:38

        i dont think its about realism, but about balance. they want to nerf snipers.
        but u shouldn’t search through ur scope for too long anyway

  • Sicjoke 02.20.13 at 17:38

    Before we all get too excited, lets remember that unless you happen to be playing on a high end PC these maps are going to look nothing like the screenshots above.

    After playing Uncharted at 1080p I am struggling to go back to the minecraft like resolution of BF3 on the PS3.

    • Buckstabu 02.22.13 at 23:24

      Are you being serious? I just finished Uncharted, it did look incredible yes, But I think it’s a tad insulting to say “minecraft resolution” considering you can see the INDIVIDUAL FIBERS of a soldiers clothing in Battlefield 3 (PS3) I feel as though you’re just being harsh, the game looks nice. Hands down.

  • Innion 02.20.13 at 17:17

    Snow camo would be fawking awesome! Also, all 4 maps look beautiful, just like the Aftermath maps do. Can’t wait for this :)

  • HartesWasser 02.20.13 at 16:51

    They yould do Snow camo.

    Pretty cool would be camos with some plant-parts or an scope that shuts down the reflection.
    About the reflection.. i hate it when the scope revlects when you are in a darkend or shadow place.

    The heavy sniper from the campain isn’t in multiplayer games :( they should put the sniper in.

    I hoped for some Night Maps but there sadly no Night Maps. :/

    I hope that they design the maps better than in Aftermath, because you see a destroyed building and you want to hide or discover the destroved part of the map and you can’t walk or jump right in the destroyed wall or entre a building by a window. That sucks. There is no door or anything.
    There are always invisible walls. They stop you from getting in to a nice spot… did you ever think that all buildings have normaly doors to entre. ( i never walked in my life agains an invisible wall ).
    Aftermath maps really fucked me up, because of these invisible walls.

    It would be nice to have some gameplay mode were team work is more like squad work.

  • KUNSCHNER 02.20.13 at 15:48

    They should make some snow camo now.

  • Asjack666 02.20.13 at 12:43

    How about some mod tool’s so we can make this game better

    • Eisenkehl 02.22.13 at 00:25

      meant less money for the corporation. how dare you thinking about that :o

  • GFL44 02.20.13 at 09:18

    weapons for end game not to sure maybe? so far each expansion pack had its own unique assignments after math with Xbow and armor kill with vehicle assignments so i see a couple of vehicle assignments with AA gun and dirt bike a little more camo for guns we already have i don’t really see any weapons coming from this expansion pack buy hey you never know

  • EXILE157 02.20.13 at 08:58

    6 Man Squad! > Custom Gear Loadouts! > Fix the multiple Knife Grabs! it still suck most the time it just swings & when your behind chasing a player, close to grab & stab the F’ nothing happens!? the Knife stays in your hand even though you keep trying to Knife the F’

  • wyant4 02.20.13 at 08:19

    First of all, I am tired of hearing that we need new weapons. There are more than enough already. Each class contains a plethora of guns that have their own unique character, as well as advantages and disadvantages. If you feel that we need more, I suggest exploring this vast array, instead of sticking to 1 or 2 guns per class. I often start by choosing a weapon that enemies are using to kill me, with some frequency. Or, exchange your kit with a fallen soldier! I am always surprised at the situational advantages or in some cases uselessness of guns that I had previously overlooked or ignored. By doing this, the game will remain fresh, and you will also find yourself becoming a better and more diverse player. Again, there are a ridiculous amount of weapons in this game, which are each delightfully unique. Overall, there is balance between them as long as they are used in sensible maps, modes etc… The only real way adding new weapons would add interest is if they were comparatively unbalanced and overpowered (always a bad idea).

    About the maps…. The size, scope, visuals, layout, dynamics…etc of BF3 maps are in my opinion unparalleled in the first person shooter community. However, all of the non-urban maps suffer from a lack of diversity. Consider Damavand Peak, Kharg Island, Operation Firestorm, Gulf of Oman, Bandar Desert.. maybe others I cant remember, all of which are essentially desert maps in either texture and/or shape. Mountains and elevation form the boundaries, and a desert with plenty of rock formations, occasional structures and maybe some sparse trees and vegetation form the playing field. This format can be stretched to Caspian border, Alborz Mountain (in some ways) and basically all of the open maps. I know the franchise is called “battlefield” for a reason and therefore contains very large open maps, but of all the environments on earth, I can think of none less interesting than middleastern desert… apart from perhaps the open ocean. Unfortunately BF3 open maps are almost entirely just that. If I’m not explaining this well, I have a feeling that many people would agree that these maps at least have a VERY similar feel.

    Therefore, I suggest that the developers add some diversity. Give these open maps more density, a unique character and distinguishing features. If you are going to have forest maps, make them a bit denser and take the battle into the trees. As it is now, trees are just sort of inconveniences that you run over with a tank. Maybe add a legitimate jungle. And good lord make a real snow map… Alborz was beautiful but had the same feel even with the drastic elevation changes. This new snow map as others have mentioned is simply a retextured op. firestorm…. Sad. With all the desert maps I think it would have been awesome to have at least one like a scene out of Utah, with large natural formations and perhaps well thought out canyons. I would prefer DLC’s with one map, very well thought out, and built completely from the ground up than 4 maps that essentially offer the same experience. Each map should offer something that another doesn’t, with distinguishing features, catering to specific types of play. I feel like Aftermath was a large improvement and at least close quarters was… different.

    It seems from the screen shots that these things wont come to light, which is why I felt necessary to comment. But I really hope that the developers take these things into consideration with BF4… along with a way to make the play more organized by enhanced communication or leadership… maybe commander mode addresses this, but I’m not sure as BF3 is my first battlefield experience.

    • BF3_Killa_69 02.20.13 at 08:33

      personally i have play enough with all weapons, i have 65 proficiency dog tags but i love guns & i wanna see some more guns in that game.why not?if u dont like extra guns simply dont do the assignments hahahahahaha

    • NeedForCannabis 02.20.13 at 09:22

      Totally agree with you.

    • NioXin 02.20.13 at 10:08

      Well said, man, I can tell your a much more mature player than most that comment (and should not bother), the shear amount of content this game offers over any other games of this type is unmatched to this date. Yeah there are some issues and features that are sorely missing, but I would prefer they stay there resources on BF4 and have faith that all this and more will be presented to us in a BF3 killer of a game.

    • Nano_Lewis 02.21.13 at 15:00

      Yep, they really need to do ONE huge map. A damn huge map where everybody needs to share rides, to attack at the same time, to be ONE team. A map where there are 10 mCom generators to blow for example. This could be really fun and exciting ! And the big interest of the map, could be to have a big diversity of environment like to begin in a desertic area, then to reach a town, then to climb a mountain, and to finish in an underground base. With a map like that, coordination would be the main point of focus, and we could use all the gear we have unlocked ! Right guys ?
      ONE HUGE MAP. ONE !

  • ace_wolf08 02.20.13 at 05:59

    Well, the snow map is going to awsome I do agree that we now need an actual snow camo for vehicles and uniforms…gun snow camo would also be a nice touch. The Urban camoe for the US and Russian..usually can do the trick though. The desert mp is going to be…interesting..with its flat settings…some vehicle warfare’s going to be useful, but I can see some serious use for the mortars, especially the smoke rounds for cover…

  • KiillerKTown 02.20.13 at 05:41

    Now we have two snow maps and no snow camouflage gear, bout time that was addressed.

  • EpicFalling 02.20.13 at 04:37

    Hmmm, c4 the dam and flood the enemy down river at the power substation!

  • BennyjBEFRAYED 02.20.13 at 03:57

    in the trailer it looked like there were allot more than 16 jets. what I wanna know is wtf is that blimp thing? is that supposed to be the capture point or something?
    I played a crap tonne of 1943 but never played air sup.
    gonna love air sup in bf3 though. Oh yes i will get owned errr time but still.

    • ISAF Mobius 18 02.20.13 at 04:36

      The blimp is the capture point. Since it cant be a ground based flag, its a air born one instead.

      • BennyjBEFRAYED 02.20.13 at 05:06

        and can be destroyed? cause i am sure i saw it getting shot down in the vid. i do smoke allot of weed though

  • Neneko007 02.20.13 at 03:49

    I guess maybe 6 to 8 jets on console like battlefield 1943, pc maybe 12 to 16 too many would screw it up unless maps were extremely huge.

  • BF3_Killa_69 02.20.13 at 03:41

    what we will do until bf4 comes out?

  • BF3_Killa_69 02.20.13 at 03:36

    end game is gonna be awesome but if this is gonna be the last dlc there should be new guns & snow camos!i cant imagine the last bf3 dlc without something big, like they did with bc2 vietnam!how about a vietnam or ww2 expansion with old guns old vehicles…..? COME ON DICE PLEASE

  • CG_recon 02.20.13 at 03:09

    If Battlefield 3 – true sequel to bf2, was scaled to THIS small size… I wonder what bc3 will be, one room and 24 players hiding behind tables?

  • BennyjBEFRAYED 02.20.13 at 03:05

    gotta say. looking forward to this one the most. comment below pfft. we do not need no more weapons and wrong, we got the xbow. that s a weapon. we getting the new vehicles and no doubt a new jet or 2 so just leave it be.

    this gunna be awesome.

  • ninodindo_2103 02.19.13 at 23:40

    Would it be possible if you could add weapons to this DLC since this will the last DLC?

  • mowyn 02.19.13 at 23:28

    SacaLaPipa, ChasmOfLostSouls and jellocankill999 all have really good idea’s, I thought the same things!
    It would be great if all the maps and upgrades were combined. New vehicles and game modes would do awesome in previous maps! It would be so cool if operation metro was like the beta :D a IFV in the beginning, vehicles :p, Also what is said before, the new game modes on old maps, a much broader and greater experience for everyone :)

    Thanx!

    • BennyjBEFRAYED 02.20.13 at 05:35

      agreed
      gunship in caspian
      tank destroyers in oman
      quad and motor bikes in firestorm
      and even flip it arouns and put IFV in armored kill maps etc

  • KillerOPeople 02.19.13 at 23:17

    these maps are awesome but some of the maps remind me of the first maps :P

    • BennyjBEFRAYED 02.20.13 at 03:14

      the snow one looks life firestorm in winter
      Kiasar looks like death valley during the day
      Nebandan is a cross beweetn fire storm and bandar
      and riverside looks allot like caspain.

      i kinda like it. they could have some how joined the maps.
      like in armored shield. it would be cool if you could see caspian boarder in the background. as in the war has progressed over to a nearby battlefield.

      i think it owuld be nifty to for this DLC if they could have a day time option for terahn hwy and death valley too. and maybe a night time version of strike at karkand and kharg and maybe even a night time version og bazaar

      • modcom77 02.20.13 at 03:27

        Actually, there are a few “joined” maps. Damavand peak is actually part of the Alborz mountain range. Similarly, seine crossing is on the other side of the stock exchange in operation metro. Death valley has the same highway as caspian border. Also, on epicenter, if you look north, you can see part of the alborz mountains.

        • BennyjBEFRAYED 02.20.13 at 05:37

          i haven’t noticed that hwy in death valley
          yeah always thought seine was linked with metro. if i remember correctly you actually are between metro and seine in the campaign at one stage… that may have been a coop map though. cannot remember.

  • SacaLaPipa 02.19.13 at 23:12

    I’d have to agree with ChasmOfLostSouls here. It would be nice to add the new modes into the old maps. I first thought about this when Close Quarters came out, I thought it would be cool to play Gun Game in Metro. I think it would also be cool to play Capture the Flag in all of the maps!

  • jellocankill999 02.19.13 at 23:06

    Would it be possible if you could add weapons to this DLC since this will the last DLC?

  • ChasmOfLostSouls 02.19.13 at 19:54

    Would it be possible to integrate game modes from all dlc. Like utilize the sections used for TDM and use them for Conquest Domination for all maps? You know bring all game modes to as many maps as possible. I would like to play Air Superiority in Caspian Border or Op Firestorm. Is this not possible?

  • ninodindo_2103 02.19.13 at 12:55

    Amazing these four maps.

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  • Maximalnoob 02.18.13 at 09:20

    In my opinion Battlefield 3 had too much of desert maps. It is good to see that they made some variations on the last expansion pack but what disappointed me was that there were no jungle maps in the game which BC2 had. I hope in the next game that they don’t focus that much on vehicle warfare because the maps were too open in my opinion.

    • Eisenkehl 02.22.13 at 00:08

      hmyeah, although BF is famous for its vehicle battles, i too prefer infantry-fights on versatile ground, not all these “ur screwed if ur not in a tank” – maps

  • PrinceOfPersia 02.17.13 at 04:46

    base on vote from this page, you can tell that people love snowy maps but they only added 2 in the whole game, I know for the fact that in Iran they are a lot of places that snow since I am Iranian myself.

  • mellow-yell15 02.16.13 at 16:40

    Woodland maps are my favourite. Shame there is only one in the dlc and none in the rest of the game (unless you count the few patches of trees in caspian and alborz montain. Dont get me wrong, i love the map design in BF3, it’s just that some more woodland and fewer deserts would be a nice change.

  • Gentilgamers 02.16.13 at 15:28

    super cross with Battlefield
    Noob you are going Zlataner

  • GHOSTTXX 02.16.13 at 10:54

    I Love Snowing Maps XD

  • get-buried 02.16.13 at 04:46

    I didn’t know it snowed where the Caspian Border connects to Operation Firestorm?
    Must have taken developers MONTHS to copy and paste all that code versus write up some new code to change the scenery a bit. Looks like the same old maps. They can make a million desert maps, but when you lack imagination and just want to end the series already, $250,000,000+ sold on bonus content alone, and you toss us a dirt bike and you told them to be excited about it, so all these sheep are!

    Are those the only maps CTF will be allowed on? I’d like to play it on other maps as well. It should be available on other maps. It only takes a few vehicle swaps, but I have a feeling it will be exclusive on those maps, it’s the last chance they have to sell Premium for $50USD

    CQ Maps took some work, which is why they are TINY maps, and all have SEVERE glitching problems. Have your friend lay down with their feet against any cq map wall, lay in front of them face to face as a medic. Kill them and revive them, they need to accept quickly and kill them and revive again, it may take one more time, 2 at the most, and they will disapear into the walls. Once inside the walls, there are empty rooms, and designed graphics, u can see how big these maps were supposed to be, the glitched areas are as playable as the rest. I fell under the map on Metro, and they have buses down there, cars, etc… they were going to have the bottom level of metro continue to the street where US Spawn. What do u think those two train tracks were supposed to disappear? C’mon! It’s cut backs. This metro stage was supposed to be so much bigger than it is. Dice can’t make building maps, which is why I can tell they threw this end game together and it’s gonna be the same old outdoor tankier maps! They are the same from Sienne to Metro, Noshar to Conquest to Kharg, Bazaar to Oman.
    They took the BF BC2 code and edited it into BF3. Which is why it is so demanding to operate. My ps3 only freezes in BF3. CLEAN UP YOUR CODE DICE!! One thing I can say about COD, they can code the stages very well, and for the arcade style they want, they do a good job at that too. I bet if they wanted to cater to BF3 fans, they could take the cake no problem. If BF 4 is this way, I will be done with consoles, and off to ArmaII, DayZ. Now thats a game that you are scared for your life in. You die and it’s over. Thats it. Unless ur buddy has an epi pen, anything u had is left to be scavenged. You have to sneak into town and scavenge busted down pharmacies, and warehouses, maybe find a gun behind the counter with some meds. A console type game like that is most likely in the making, that’s all I can say. A good game will take over a year to get a beta out.

    • chesbomb 02.16.13 at 07:44

      You’re a whiny little girl aren’t you?

    • austin6598 02.23.13 at 02:22

      that part of metro is only used in rush, they have done things like that in other maps, on purpose

  • TheTweekMaster 02.16.13 at 03:32

    It would be nice to see a green Abrams on Kiasar Railroad.

  • CruelData 02.16.13 at 03:29

    They all look nice, Riverside especially, reminds me of BC2

  • paulus_c 02.15.13 at 23:58

    Nebandan Flats: “The relative openness of the desert setting allows for full freedom of movement for the entire range of vehicles at disposal in Battlefield 3 multiplayer.”
    Does this statemment imply that all the bf3 vehicles will be available on this map? Does this mean all of the vehicles will be available but be spread amongst the different game types? Will we see all of the vehicle types in one particular game mode (ir conquest)? Does this appy to console?

    Anyone have any thoughts? Have I completely miss read this?

  • Sevgin83 02.15.13 at 23:28

    Lag lag and more lag. When it’s not lagging, freezing, glitches, all kind of bugs make my day. Thank you DICE. BTW enjoy my 65€ because you’ll never ever get a penny from me again.

    • xXvader321Xx 02.16.13 at 04:26

      fuck you. you damn whore you cant simply enjoy a damn game go play mw4 you gay fuck not every game is perfect there are barely any glitches it this game you fat dirty queer.

    • PrinceOfPersia 02.17.13 at 04:44

      well you are so facking stupid, otherwise you would know that a 2011 engine can not fully run on shitty old technology of 6-7 years old xbox; why dont you pay some money and get yourself a decent PC, then see if you will still lag.

  • Bermbom 02.15.13 at 21:44

    ”This new transport has a roof mounted turret that can switch between rockets and anti-air missiles to protect your infantry and combat air threats.”

    Riiight…. more useless ground to air missiles versus lvl 100 colonels in their OP jets raping every1 from 800m+ away…

    DICE balance first plz

  • The1AndOnlyWOLF 02.15.13 at 21:32

    Hope they provide Snow cammo!

  • ORFK_derElch 02.15.13 at 20:23

    yeah! all of them looks great! how big will they be? mostly the same size like armored shield? bigger? smaler?

    • xXvader321Xx 02.16.13 at 04:28

      nebandan reeeally looks like armored sheild desert version and i like having adventures as a foot soldier in that map soooo fun!

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