Back to Karkand to Have a 2-Round Map Rotation, and Incoming BF3 PS3 Backend Update

Gustav Halling, Gameplay Designer at DICE, reveals a playlist update that will be arriving tomorrow, along with the Back to Karkand expansion pack for the PC and Xbox 360.

Halling stated that “tomorrow, Back To Karkand will get 2 rounds map rotation! Now you can take revenge on the other team in Conquest Assault!!” This has been a requested feature for a while and was mentioned in one of our earlier articles which you can read here. It is also something that was included in DICE’s previous titles, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and the multiplayer portion of Medal of Honor (for other game-types).

Halling also mentioned that the “PS3 will get a 10min backend update,” most likely corresponding with the maintenance on the Xbox 360 and PC, which you can read about here, along with the Back to Karkand release times.

Did you miss the 2-round matches from previous Battlefield titles?

  • Josh Anderson

    I wonder why a backend update will last 10 minutes to download…?  That’s a lot of new data I’d say.

    • Michael Quiroz

      It could be the balancing patch they talked about. It sounded pretty substantial

    • Um, he doesn’t say it’s going to take 10 mins to download.  It says it’ll probably take that time to roll it out, i.e. a 10 minute long rollout period.

  • YES!!! thank you dice i love wake and every time its done its switches to firestorm 🙁

  • I’m still waiting for DICE to split Conquest and Conquest Assault instead of merging them into one playlist. There are times I want to play conquest and there are times I want to play conquest assault. Not having the freedom to choose is irritating

  • I like the 2 round matches on certain maps, it was hell when playing on Nelson Bay CQ. Is the 2 round rotation gonna be only in Karkand maps?

  • Dratomic

    xbox patch notes?

  • Anonymous

    I just want to be able to talk to my squad mates without having to use Morse code