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Battlefield 3: Aftermath continues year of the bow

Add Battlefield 3 to the long list of games showing off bows or crossbows this year. EA today showed off its 'Aftermath' DLC pack for the first time, revealing a chunky crossbow. It offers more than just a crossbow though, also adding four new maps, more vehicles, and an extra mode.

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Add Battlefield 3 to the long list of games showing off bows or crossbows this year. EA today showed off its 'Aftermath' DLC pack for the first time, revealing a chunky crossbow. It offers more than just a crossbow though, also adding four new maps, more vehicles, and an extra mode.

Aftermath's an urban affair, with four new maps set in an earthquake-shaken Iran. You'll get to silently shoot men's faces with the crossbow, and pootle around in three new vehicles somehow "modified to showcase ingenuity and firepower." Plus, more assignments, dogtags, and whatnot.

It also adds Scavenger mode, described as "an objective-based Conquest mode where lost soldiers armed only with a pistol must search the environment to find more powerful weapons and increasing their chance for survival."

As with previous packs, it has a complex tiered release schedule. Battlefield 3 Premium members on PlayStation 3 will get Aftermath first, on November 27, then it should probably follow for other Premium members on December 4, followed by regular PlayStation 3 players on December 11, and the rest of the plebs on December 18. It'll cost $15 separately, or is included with Premium.

We have five funky fresh screenshots of Aftermath, and here's the debut trailer:

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    October 18, 2012 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Battlefield 3: Aftermath continues year of the bow.

    Add Battlefield 3 to the long list of games showing off bows or crossbows this year. EA today showed off its 'Aftermath' DLC pack for the first time, revealing a chunky crossbow. It offers more than just a crossbow though, also adding four new maps, more vehicles, and an extra mode.

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      October 18, 2012 6:07 AM

      I love this premium DLC. Want fast action? CQ. Want vehicles? AK. It's all good, keeps it fresh.

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        October 18, 2012 6:09 AM

        I haven't played BF3 in a while, but aren't all these separate DLC packs splitting up the playerbase? I would assume the amount of vanilla/retail only BF3 servers is slim to none now.

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          October 18, 2012 6:11 AM

          I am not sure, but my favorite server rotates Back to Karkand and Armored Kill, which is totally awesome. It is super easy to find CQ maps still, if you want to rack up kills for unlocks.

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          October 18, 2012 6:31 AM

          It's possible but on PC there is almost always a game you want. Sometimes i'm looking for Gunmaster i'll have to settle for a 70 ping, but other than that it's been pretty good. It seems like they've found a good way to keep a FPS alive through it's life cycle.

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          October 18, 2012 12:15 PM

          Yes and no.

          It's definitely harder to find servers that contain just the Vanilla map packs but they are still readily present. DICE definitely handled this better than BF2's boosters and the Spec Ops expansion. This is also better than how BC2 Vietnam was handled.

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        October 18, 2012 7:22 PM

        Agreed. I know people kinda like to bash BF3 and I understand to an extend, but there's such a great variety of gameplay between the original and the booster packs.

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      October 18, 2012 6:42 AM

      Cool

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      October 18, 2012 11:14 AM

      I was just playing BF3 when all of a sudden I caught an arrow to the knee.

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      October 18, 2012 11:38 AM

      I think that is the first time I have seen the word "pootle".

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