BF3 – DICE on Vehicle Balance, Back to Karkand Release Date, and More

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DICE looks to fans for feedback on vehicle balancing while a possible Back to Karkand release date may have been revealed.

A rumor that has recently been confirmed to be “fake” by Daniel Matros was the speculation of Battlefield 3’s expansion pack, Back to Karkand, releasing on the 1st of December. However, it looks like the Asian PlayStation Store may have leaked the actual release date to be December 7th, meaning North America could see its release on the PS3 a few days before. This would put the release date on the PC and Xbox a full week later.

Also just in: PS3 owners are going to be receiving a patch tomorrow, November 30th. Check out the full list of patch details!

On the developer side of things, Alan Kertz once again looks to fans for feedback, this time in regards to vehicular warfare. He asks: “Looking for feedback on Tanks: Too many RPGs? Too few? How about Tank on Tank? What do you think?” Too many RPGs to take out a tank could significantly slow down game-play. Too few might take away a tanks effectiveness. Balancing is always a tough aspect to perfect in online FPSs like Battlefield 3. However, judging by DICE developers’ involvement with the community, it looks like they are on the right track.

Last week, Kertz asked for your thoughts about the one balance change you would like to see in Batlefield 3, as well as your thoughts on semi-automatic weapons. Regarding the latter, fans have also been asking if the changes being made will also fix the issue of burst-fire weapons jamming as well. Kertz assured that “it should fix both issues.”

What are your thoughts on the vehicle balancing as it is? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out the brand new Back to Karkand gameplay trailer featuring footage from the returning Battlefield 2 map, Gulf of Oman.

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