Hi-Def Demolition

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Battlefield 3 is my favorite current shooter – as 191 hours played will attest to.

It was with excitement that I sat down to watch the new gameplay trailer for Close Quarters, the upcoming DLC for BF3. It certainly doesn’t disappoint. A wild, chaotic mix of short range combat and exploding environments, Close Quarters promises a different style of firefight. The high-definition devastation of walls, doors and windows adds to the frenetic atmosphere and pace of the new Ziba Tower map — one of four indoor killing floors in the expansion.

One patient observer – Sgt. Enigma – has listed the weapons seen in the action. Counter-Strike fans that enjoy Battlefield 3 — myself included — will be particularly pleased to see that the AUG makes an appearance, while current SCAR-H devotees will have the more compact SCAR-L to wreak havoc with.

In terms of gameplay, I particularly like the use of dry wall to provide the element of surprise. Not only does having a hallway full of flying chunks of wall look cool, being able to create alternative entrances into camped offices should provide some fun moments.

Close Quarters is released in June.