Battlefield 3: Aftermath – DICE Lead Designer Details All Four Maps

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

Markaz Monolith

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

Talah Market

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

Azadi Palace

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.

Which map interests you the most so far? Let us know in the comments!

  • Wonder if some of the checkpoints are going to require you to exit your vehicle to go inside a building and capture it? Looking forward to it.



    I’m looking forward to all 4 maps, especially any that include the Littlebird. 😉

    Great article!

  • AlviCerrista

    I just want to take the XBOW to BF3

  • I’m looking forward to any maps that force players to attempt to complete the objectives… directly. I’d play BF3 more if I knew I was going to get on a team that tried to accomplish the goals set forth in the game instead of solely experiencing the immersion.

    • How would DLC force anyone to PTFO?

  • looks the best DLC so far well done DICE !!

  • dpg70

    Well according to battlelog we all have it today

  • Wow, more “middle eastern” maps!

    I was thinking of new environments, not the same.

    Imagine a map like Manhattan,that would be cool.

    Also, a crossbow doesn’t make up for 10 guns.

    • Hol_Up

      An earthquake didn’t happen in Manhattan.

      • An earthquake didn’t happen in a “fictional” country in the middle east either.

        Anyway, they didnt have to base the maps on earthquakes they could have just made good maps.

        • DelucaFTW

          The Earthquake may be fictional but the locations are not. It’s all set in Iran.

  • killasouljah

    i think this is going to be the best DLC yet!

  • 1) Thanks david for delivering these info as fast as possible.
    2)These maps look amazing, DICE certainly nailed the definition of map pack/dlc contents.

    • Haha, is wat I do. But, thanks man 🙂 I’m totally looking forward to this as well. Been a while since I popped BF3 in. Im liking that we’ll be seeing a mix of infantry and vehicle combat again, not one or the other.

      • VEX_VEHIX

        Still wish we were on the same platform, bro. lol

        I may stop being lazy and attempt to fix my Xbox. “RROD”

  • Nick Loner

    There are things people might hate about BF3, but so far map visuals have not been one of them. As always, looks amazing. I like the architecture in Talah Market.

  • ButteredBread

    Still can’t figure out why the don’t put a day and night cycle on all the maps.

  • QwietStorm

    Have they spoke about patch notes yet?

  • Maybe this will get me back into the Battlefield.

  • this dlc will get me back to bf3

  • ayrtonsenna94

    This expansion looks great.

  • H’m

    release time for ps3 in australia… thats all the info i need 🙂

  • H’m

    wouldnt in be nice if the qauke kicked in radomly during play.. n players could even be killed from falling debris 🙂