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.

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