“Battlefield 3: Armored Kill has been a huge hit, but we know that the gunship we introduced has been a bit overpowered in some situations," say DICE. “The bulk of our next server update on September 20th is directly based on community feedback from the past two weeks, aimed at re-balancing the gunship."
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is here. It's a thing that can be played right now. Well, if you have a subscription to premium that is. As a further twist of the knife to the people who haven't got access yet, Premium players also have a double XP weekend to play around the new maps with.
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill, the third DLC pack from DICE, has finally launched. The wait's been worse knowing that PS3 players where running about all over the place for a whole extra fortnight, discovering gnomes and dinosaurs without us. Now though, if you're a Premium subscriber, you can hop into a tank and blow the bones out of other players right now.
DICE are already working on tweaks for the game, details of when and what below.
Like the Etonians in World War One, our "brothers in arms" over on the PS3 aren't having to wait it out in this no man's land of Battlefield 3 DLC release limbo like the rest of us, instead they have been fast-tracked out of the quagmire and shepherded into the warm bunker of early launch bliss.
Still, to keep us PC gamers warm on these cold muddy fields, we at least have the Armored kill launch trailer to set our excitations ablaze.
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Battlefield 3's latest client updated makes a number of cosmetic changes but also some quite important minor changes to the handling of a number of the infantry weapons. If you're a fan of the M16 or the M4, you're going to want to read on.
After Mirror's Edge and Dear Esther we knew what DICE artists are capable of when it comes to striking landscapes, and that tradition is carried on by senior environment artist Andrew Hamilton in his work on the Alborz Mountain map. Check out a fly-through of the level below.
Normally at this point in a game's marketing spiel we would be receiving the name of each new vehicle in Battlefield 3: Armored Kill via an indvidual video, over the course of a month, with a public live action event involving choreagraphed doves and rare endagered animals. so it's a departure from tradition to have EA's support team but out an FAQ with all the sought after details in a handy list.