Learn more about all four maps included in Battlefield 3′s upcoming multiplayer expansion, Aftermath, set in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Tehran.
DICE Lead Designer Niklas Fegraeus recently sat down with PWNED to detail all four Aftermath maps: Markaz Monolith, Epicenter, Talah Market and Azadi Palace.
Here’s what he had to say.
Markaz Monolith, a former financial district now torn to pieces by the earthquake, features a tall building with collapsed insides that will act as a central hot spot and include tons of vertical gameplay. Surrounding this building is also a large city that players will be able to explore and fight battles in.
In Epicenter, which was recently featured in this flythrough video, you’ll witness some of the earthquakes most devastating effects. Expect open areas on the destroyed highways and crossroads as well as some fighting in the alleyways between buildings.
Talah Market takes place a little further out from the city and features a mix of old and new architecture. Here, you’ll be fighting in more of a village setting, rather than in an urban environment filled with tall buildings.
Azadi Palace revolves around a large urban landscape that also features a huge parliament building which has also fallen victim to the earthquake’s effects. Expect a mix of street fighting and indoor fighting.
You can view Fegraeus’ full interview with PWNED right here, including footage of all four maps.
If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out our full preview of Battlefield 3: Aftermath to learn all about Battlefield 3′s next expansion. Click here to view Aftermath’s release schedule on all platforms for both Premium and non-Premium members.
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