Gamespot: Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand Gameplay Video and Impressions

Even though most Battlefield 3 players are still learning the ins and outs of the game's multiplayer maps, EA is already prepping a four-map downloadable update scheduled for release next month. The map pack is called Back to Karkand, and features a number of classic Battlefield maps as well as a new mode called Conquest Assault. This mode is sort of a combination of Conquest and Rush, putting a team of defenders against a team of attackers as they all fight over three different flag capture points. The twist is that the attackers start with fewer respawns, while the defenders have no spawn base--they can only squad spawn or spawn on successfully defended flags. So what's the deal with those "new" maps? Well, here's a breakdown of the two we got a chance to play:

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-Alpha2419d ago (Edited 2419d ago )

3 Flags for consoles? Come on

I hope that's just for CQ Assault. I want at least 4 in a non linear placement

Other then that, it looks really great

Hufandpuf2419d ago

Karkand looks amazing! They totally redesigned it to give it that modern touch. And they kept the pit in the plaza!!!

Maps look to small on console though, I'd like to see it on PC. There should be more flags especially if it's Conquest Assault.

And Gulf of Oman looks better than every BF3 vanilla map so far. I want to see it on the PC though to see if they kept the aircraft carrier!

MysticStrummer2419d ago

"Maps look to small on console though" They need to be small on consoles because of the low player count. I love the gameplay, but the big maps feel empty. I honestly wish they had cut down the map sizes and cut out the jets and helicopters completely. I know I'm in the minority on that but damn the maps feel empty.

tmoss7262419d ago

Play in a 64 player game then say that. Of course if you have a console, then you're out of luck.

Spitfire_Riggz2419d ago

Lol I love how in the video for Gulf of Oman the guy trying to snipe a dude up in a crane is aiming directly at him.

What a noob! BULLET DROP! I think that proves the gamespot staff dont really play games

ECM0NEY2419d ago

Everyone playing on those videos are complete scrubs

grifter0242419d ago

And that goes to show you WHO reviews games these days.

I dont understand how people can care for review scores when none of them even know how to play the game. 30 minutes of the game, give the game a total score and on to the next.

trancefreak2419d ago

I played the single campaign a couple times and got online for a few.

Man I feel so lost in this one. Sometimes I wish you could just explore the maps with or without bots to get familiar online.

That's a cool feature I liked in counterstrike source. I just have to keep getting more familiarized with the maps and figure out how to attack the game at hand and stop getting owned.

Spitfire_Riggz2419d ago (Edited 2419d ago )

Conquest Assault sounds like fun. And its a mode that seems like it would fit in well with battlefield.

Edit: Sorry I got confused, the article says a new mode. New to B3 I guess

SJPFTW2419d ago

always been part of battlefield

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