PSA: Battlefield 3's Close Quarters DLC now on PS3; PC and Xbox get it next week

Those rocking the vanilla Battlefield 3 experience – as opposed to EA's new Premium subscription service – get their first crack at Battlefield 3's first big expansion today. The Close Quarters expansion pack, which aims to offer more personal conflicts in the FPS, is available exclusively to PS3 players today.

Premium members have had access to Close Quarters since earlier this month. And while the PS3 has an exclusivity deal in place for Battlefield 3 DLC, Xbox 360 and PC players won't have to wait too long: Close Quarters drops on those platforms next week.
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This week, the tight level design and vertical gameplay of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters comes to the PS3, followed by its release next week on Xbox 360 and PC. Creating a highly competitive and deadly environment, Close Quarters is a themed expansion packs that features enhanced destruction, letting players riddle the environment with bullets to reduce entire locales to rubble. Everything from furniture to plaster can be shot to pieces, and players can see the result of the mayhem as rubble and debris pile up on the floor around them.

Key features in Battlefield 3: Close Quarters includes:

· 10 new Assignments

· 5 unique dog tags

· 10 new weapons to use on all Battlefield 3 maps including:

1. AUG Assault Rifle

2. SCAR Assault Rifle

3. ACW-R Carbine

4. MTAR-21 Carbine

5. M417 Sniper Rifle

6. JNG-90 Sniper Rifle

7. L86LSW Machine Gun

8. LSAT Machine Gun

9. M5K Tactical Machine Pistol

10. SPAS-12 Shotgun

DICE also recently announced Battlefield 3 Premium, an innovative new offering with a staggering amount of content. For $49.99, Battlefield 3 Premium members get all five huge, themed digital expansion packs including early access to Armored Kill coming in September, Aftermath this December, and End Game in March 2013, unique in-game items including the ACB-90 knife and exclusive soldier and weapon camos, Assignments, events and more. For more information on Battlefield 3 Premium please visit

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is available for $14.99 on the PlayStation Network. Starting next week, Battlefield 3: Close Quarters will be available for 1200 MS Points on Xbox Live and for $14.99 on PC. Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 3 Premium are available now in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 and PC. For the latest news on Battlefield please visit, follow us on Twitter® at or sign up for the official Battlefield newsletter at Press assets for Battlefield 3 are available at

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.