Right now, Battlefield 3 players are gearing up for their usual dose of downloadable content, including Armored Kill, which will be making its way this September. This would be the third DLC to be made available for BF3, with Aftermath and End Game to follow in the coming months. Now DICE has finally provided us with details on the Aftermath DLC, and just as EA had promised back in E3 2012, it will be out by December 2012, the perfect Christmas gift for any BF3 fanatic.
The blurb found on the official Battlefield website should give us a nice mental image of it all. “Set amongst the shattered districts, streets and surrounding villages of a post-earthquake Tehran, Battlefield 3: Aftermath depicts a continuing struggle for supremacy and survival amongst the devastation,” says the basic description of Aftermath’s premise. We can surmise that the earthquake-ravaged environment would provide some opportunities for players to hide from the enemy and/or meet certain goals. The other key features of Aftermath are, according to the website, four new maps, a selection of “heavily modified” vehicles for military and civilian use alike, a new game mode and new assignments, achievements and dog tags. The new game mode, of course, was not elaborated on. This has got us curious, but since we’re only partly through the third quarter of the calendar year, we’ve got a long time to wonder about this game mode.
Pricing information wasn’t disclosed on the Aftermath page, but we’re pretty sure it would cost $15 as usual, same price as the previous Back to Karkand and Close Quarters DLCs. The Premium package is still available at the reasonable price of $49.99. For fifty bucks, you can get all five BF3 DLCs (including End Game, which is due March 2013) plus special premium content, which includes, but is not limited to new maps, vehicles and weapons.