Battlefield 3 'Back to Karkand' DLC available next week on PS3, one week later on PC/Xbox 360

Back to Karkand, the first expansion pack for Battlefield 3, has been dated. It will be available on December 6th on PS3. As part of Sony's exclusivity deal with EA, PC and Xbox 360 players will have to wait one week before they can jump in.

The DLC pack, included free with "Limited Edition" copies of the game, includes four classic Battlefield maps re-imagined in Battlefield 3's Frostbite 2 engine. There are three new vehicles: the VSTOL figher jet, desert buggy, and an APC, ten new weapons, and new assignments.

The expansion pack will cost $15 for anyone that doesn't have a voucher. In addition to the new content, the add-on will introduce five new trophies/achievements:

  • Complete Warrior (Silver)

    Get a kill with the following weapons in a single life: Rifle, Jet, Tank

  • Third Tour (Bronze)

    Get a kill with the new APC, Desert Buggy, and STOVL fighter jet

  • Gunslinger (Bronze)

    Get 10 kills with all B2K weapons

  • Like a Boss! (Silver)

    Get a kill with the skid loader

  • Jaws (Bronze)

    Take a swim in the pool at the Oman hotel

Of course, Karkand is just the first expansion pack, with more coming in the future. "There's even more great content planned for the future, so stay tuned!"