Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand - Wake Island - Gameplay-Video

Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is coming this december and it features four new maps. Wake Island is one of them and here's an exclusive video showing some new gameplay. No embedding code available, sorry.

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Plambey3149d ago

nice one thanks, being looking forward to footage of this map

frostypants3148d ago

Looks more like the smallish-version from BF1943, rather than the one from BF2/1942 (unless my mind is tricking me and they were all the same size).

Either way I'm happy. It's the horseshoe layout of this map that has always made it awesome.

ElVeneno3148d ago

can't wait to play these maps and try out the new guns and vehicles. please announce a release date DICE!!

C_Menz3148d ago

They already have... It releases in December. And you would think it would release before Christmas to create more hype for those who have not purchased the game yet.

frostypants3148d ago (Edited 3148d ago )

And given that the PS3 gets it a week early, that would put that initial release somewhere the week of 12/11 at the very latest, assuming they want to go full release in the last few days before Christmas (week of 12/18).

Update: Did some digging. Sounds like it'll be either PS3 release on 11/30 (tomorrow?!), 360/PC on 12/7, or PS3 on 12/7, 360/PC on 12/14.

KeiserSosay47883148d ago

Although I am excited for these maps, the fact that this version of Wake Island has less capture points than even 1943 concerns me. I mean WTF DICE!?!?!

frostypants3148d ago (Edited 3148d ago )

I counted 4 in the video. That's how many BF1943 had. One near each tip of the island, and then two more in the back corners.

@SuperDopetastic below: With that GPU, I wouldn't expect it to look any better than the PS3. Possibly worse. Looking at benchmarks, the 410M is roughly a mere 20% as powerful as most mainstream gaming GPUs. It's a bottleneck for sure.

Plambey3148d ago

BF1943 had 5. one on each horseshoe end, on across the bridge on the left, one at the lighthouse on the right, then the centre capture point with the air raid shelter. in the video itself i only see 3 blinking icons for flags captured so at the mo its lookin like 3 unless there's 2 versions

peowpeow3148d ago


I believe it may be a different version. Played Caspian Border with 3 flags and 5 flags both on PC, is that the difference between "Conquest" and "Conquest Large" ? Someone else can clarify

SuperbVillain3148d ago

question for PC junkies.I currently play BF3 on PS3 but i need a new laptop and with my budget I was able to order a laptop with this :

Intel® Core™ i5-2430M processor (2.40GHz / 3.00GHz with Turbo Boost)

NVIDIA GeForce 410M (512MB) dedicated graphics

320GB (5400rpm) hard drive

4GB (4GBx1) DDR3-SDRAM-1333

Now,my question is will I be able to run BF3 on this laptop and how well will it run compared to the PS3 version graphics and performance wise.Thanks in advance

da305kratos3148d ago

This vid is for the beta:

from that I would assume you could do Low settings and get a consistent 25-30 fps fine...

compared to PS3, no clue as i didnt buy a copy for my ps3 :/

ATi_Elite3148d ago

you'll be able to run it but your gonna have to lower all the settings. From the looks of the video it looks like the console version.

DICE has said that the PC version on LOW is the same as the console version.

I say "not bad" for being able to play BF3 on the Go!