DICE released a massive Patch for Battlefield 3 this morning. The patch holds minor tweaks and improvements and will introduce the “Rent A server” feature for consoles. Rent a Server has 4 options to choose from:
1 day: £1.19 ($1.89)
7 days: £5.49 ($8.71)
30 days: £19.99 ($31.73)
90 days: £47.99 ($76.18)
The Mass Effect series, which Bioware began in 2007, at last draws to a close—and it goes out with a bang. The review in brief: Mass Effect has a deep story and lore that are supported by fun and varied combat mechanics, great graphics that show off an original and unified environment aesthetic, thousands and thousands of lines of dialogue recorded by generally fine actors (many of whom you might well recognize, from Martin Sheen to half the cast of Battle Star Galactica), and a surprisingly engaging new online co-op mode. My concerns with the game are generally niggling criticisms that shouldn’t put you off from throwing yourself into the Mass Effect universe.
DICE released a gameplay trailer for ZIBA Tower, one of four indoors maps from the upcoming Battlefield 3 expansion pack, Close Quarters, scheduled for release in June.
Close Quarters is one of three expansion packs DICE announced in GDC 2012. …
The eagerly awaited Battlefield 3 patch is due out today, and the file size has quite a lot to say about the number of fixes taking place. The download is a massive 758 MB for North American users and 767 MB in other regions, and with approximately three hours scheduled server maintenance taking place, you may not be able to get online in order to the patch the game anytime soon.
For a list of all the fixes in the latest patch, see below:
Battlefield 3 General fixes
- Significant improvements to the Squad Join interface, full details in this earlier blog post
- Removed FIND ME A SQUAD option
- Allow players to join empty Squads alone, thus having 1/4 Squad members
- Change order of options to LEAVE SQUAD, INV A FRIEND, SWITCH TEAM
- Disable Privacy flag when 1 man Squad
- Reset Privacy flag from Private to Public when Squad drops to 1 player
EA has released a gameplay trailer of the upcoming Back to Karkland expansion pack for their top selling Battlefield 3 title. The forklift had me rolling when I watched it this morning.
No release date has been given just yet but those who have bought the title new will be entitled to this expansion absolutely free.
Following the lawsuit against EA, the company finally decided to fulfill their promise and hand out vouchers for free copies of Battlefield 1943 for those who purchased Battlefield 3 on the PS3.
More after the Jump …
This year’s two biggest military shooters, both released within the last 30 days, are, of course, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. IGN has pitted the two in a head-to-head competition by putting the players (read: IGN’s readers) in charge …