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Back to Karkand Release Date for Battlefield 3 Made Official

With weeks of being teased a release date of “December 2011”, fans have wanted  for quite some time what the official launch date of the “Back to Karkand” downloadable content would be.  Thanks to a post on the Official Battlefield Blog, we now have the official release dates for the content.

The Back to Karkand map pack will officially launch for the Playstation 3 on December 6th, a week earlier than the other platforms.  Users on the Xbox 360 and PC will be receiving the downloadable content on December the 13th.  Not only will you be receiving classic maps from Battlefield 2, but there will be new vehicles and roughly 10 new weapons at your disposal.

If you pre-ordered the title, the map pack will be completely free for you.  For those of you who didn’t pre-order the title, the downloadable content for Back to Karkand will cost you $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points.  A few details listed in the blog posting talked about the new “Assignments” system:

“We’re also introducing the Assignments system. For example, to complete the “Let it Rain” assignment players must score 20 kills with Light Machine Guns and two mortar kills. When you have met the requirements, you will unlock a new Back to Karkand weapon (with a matching set of dog tags) to use in Back to Karkand and the original Battlefield 3 maps, which will mix in server rotation. You will also unlock the next Assignment in the series, the new Creeping Death Assignment.”

What do you think about the official release date for Back to Karkand in Battlefield 3?  Are you planning on grabbing the downloadable content when it goes live?  Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or sound off in our forums!

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