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Today, we are rolling out our expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand on PC and Xbox 360! Check out this new gameplay trailer from the Sharqi Peninsula map, then follow the instructions below for how to get started. See you on the reimagined battlefield!


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We are happy to announce that Back to Karkand is out now on Xbox 360 and PC! Should you get Back to Karkand? Kotaku asks -- and then immediately answers YES.


If you haven’t followed us before, Back to Karkand is our first expansion pack for Battlefield 3. It features four legendary Battlefield 2 maps reimagined in the Frostbite 2 engine, with enhanced levels of destruction.


More than just a map pack, Back to Karkand also features 10 new weapons to extend your arsenal (you can bring these new weapons back to the base game maps), three classic vehicles from Battlefield 2, including the STOVL fighter jet (excellent for hovering and capturing bases), Desert Buggy, and and APC, five new dog tags, and an added layer of persistence with the all-new Assignments you need to complete to unlock new weapons.


Now go back to Karkand and let us know what you think in the Battlelog forums! To find your new maps, just use Quick Match or the server browser as you normally would. The four new maps will appear together with the nine ones from the base game. For a full guide on how to use the server browser on console, check out this guide we prepared earlier. Just make sure you apply the latest multiplayer update for Battlefield 3, or you will not be avle to access Back to Karkand.


If you are a Limited Edition owner, you are entitled to this entire expansion pack at no extra charge. Otherwise, you can buy it for PC from Origin at $14,99 or for Xbox 360 from Xbox Live Marketplace or the in-game store for 1200 Microsoft Points.


For an FAQ on Back to Karkand, go here.

For the full info on today's Battlefield 3 client update on Xbox 360, go here.

For a guide on how to find, buy, download and play Back to Karkand on Xbox 360, go here.

For a guide on the Battlefield 3 server browser on console, go here.


Did you miss the earlier stories in this blog series?

#7: Out now on PS3, new gameplay trailer live!

#6: Gulf of Oman gameplay, combat vehicles revealed
#5: Gameplay from Strike at Karkand, Assignments explained
#4: The design idea behind the themed expansion pack
#3: Introducing Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula
#2: “Wake Island has a special place in my heart”
#1: Your chance to relive the greatest Battlefield maps ever


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