BF3 – 5 Flag Wake Island Details, Adding More Private Servers This Week, and Shortcuts Bundles Revealed

Tommy Rydling, aka H Brun, has revealed more information on the 5-flag Wake Island variant and console private server rentals, which were both added through patch 1.04 on PS3. Also, he announced shortcut bundles to buy in the PSN store.

With fan feedback on Back to Karkand in mind, DICE has “added a 5-flag Conquest Assault variant for PS3 on Wake Island,” Rydling explained in a blog post. He continued, “this new flag layout will offer a more tactical gameplay where key bases can turn the tide of the battlefield! Another change in this variant is that the mobile Anti-air now spawns at the Beach base. This now makes the Beach base a very important tactical advantage to own, besides the close distance towards the airfield.” In order to get this layout, you have to “search for Conquest Assault and Wake Island and look out for the ‘CQA Day 2’ item in the server details.”

On the topic of renting console private server, which is an option added in patch 1.04, DICE is highlighting customization and the ease to get the server set-up. You have control over selecting maps and modes, showing the mini map or not, turning off HUD elements, and tweaking respawn times and tickets.

The server time frame options, as we detailed before, are 1, 7, 30, or 90 days starting today. You can even “customize your server by giving it a name, description and custom logo.” However, Rydling noted, “in order to provide a robust and stable experience, we will be rolling out this functionality incrementally throughout the following week. This means we will have limited availability today, ramping up towards maximum capability in about one week’s time. If you try and rent a server and the option is grayed out, it means we are currently at peak capacity. If so, please try again later, as we will ramp up capacity every day.”


  • 1 day: $1.49
  • 7 days: $6.99
  • 30 days: $24.99
  • 90 days: $64.99

Lastly, DICE has announced the introduction of shortcuts to unlock all items within a class, vehicle, or everything: This is geared towards those who want to “gain some ground on the veterans online. Or if you’d love to get some more air time in the jets but want to equip those AA missiles straight away, this is for you.”

The 10 shortcut items are available now from the PlayStation Store and the in-game store and include these:

  • Kit Shortcut Bundle: Immediately unlocks all items unique to the four playable classes
  • Vehicle Shortcut Bundle: Immediately unlocks all items for all vehicles
  • The Ultimate Bundle: Immediately unlocks all items from all other available shortcut packs

Don’t forget to re-download Back to Karkand since that became mandatory after the patch, you can learn more here.

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