Hi-Def Demolition

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.

A veteran MMO player of over 13 years, Scott is a writer, editor and educator with a passion for gaming. He can be found smiling blankly over his guardian in Guild Wars2, lane running in League of Legends, or pulling off audacious headshots in Battlefield 3. Scott is Editor In Chief for ZAM and a regular co-host on GuildCast.
  • Revanhavoc

    Hey! Everyone! Scott discriminates against Modern Warfare 3, he even said so!!!

    And he also discriminates against the poor!!!

    (Mass Effect 2 joke, just kiddin’ love ya bro)

    • ScottHawkes

      Hehehe thanks Rev.

  • M_5hizzle

    As a BF3 player I approve of this Gamebreak!

    • ScottHawkes

       Thanks M.

  • RyanVerniere

    There is no Modern Warfare without the original Infinity Ward.

  • http://twitter.com/SipsLP Sips

    Battlefield 3? The game I bought full price on release for PC, logged about 10-20 hours in, got bored of it, went back to it about 6 months later and was met with constant “You have been disconnected from the server” every time I tried to join a game?
    The game that took a step BACKWARDS in terms of streamlining the gameplay experience by forcing you OUT of the game to go and look for a server to join through their web based server browser?

    Oh that Battlefield…. Can’t say I’m overly excited, mainly for the reasons above, the former more than the latter, I can deal with it but it’s idiotic all the same, the whole not being able to PLAY a  game I own more is rather annoying by comparison.

    Don’t get me wrong though, I loved BF:BC2, spent a load of time in it, that said I didn’t spend night after night trying to log into a game while getting booted every time.

    • ScottHawkes

       Hi Sips, to say that Origin is a problematic platform is certainly an understatement. It does have bouts of being a pain in the backside, but BF3 is a very solid game. Sorry you had such a bad experience with it.

  • SevenFold

    Can’t wait!

  • http://twitter.com/nemesisnick33 nick

    M320, usas12, RPG the only weapons that will be used on these maps