Leaked Battlefield 3 Close Quarters screenshot reveals small map

A few days ago, DICE announced the first of three planned DLC add-ons coming to Battlefield 3.  The first, titled "Close Quarters", will arrive in June bringing with it maps that focus on "up-close, indoor infantry combat".  

Today, a new screenshot of the upcoming Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC (seen above) was leaked revealing exactly what we expected: a very tiny map – at least in terms of BF3 maps.

While this is just a map of the layout, you can get a good idea of the type of gameplay this map will allow – intense, frantic close quarters combat.

In fact, this map is exactly like the official website's description of the DLC: "Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is a themed expansion pack bringing the team play of Battlefield 3 to tight indoor environments.  The frantic close quarters infantry combat is amplified by unprecedented high definition destruction, new ways to play, more weapons and added persistence."

Close Quarters will include 10 new weapons and four new maps all themed around close quarter combat.

"The HD Destruction in Close Quarters lets players riddle the environment with bullets, reducing entire locales to ruin. Everything from furniture to plaster can be shot to pieces, and players can see the result of the mayhem as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor," the description reads.   "The tight level design and many opportunities for vertical gameplay mean players will need to bring their A game if they want to stay alive in this highly competitive theater of war."

Key features in Close Quarters include:

  • Get plunged into frantic and relentless infantry combat
  • Check your corners as death can come from any angle
  • HD destruction lets you reduce entire locales to ruin
  • Earn new weapons and bring them back to the base game
  • Complete new assignments and equip unique dog tags
  • Play in new ways, mixing team play and instant action

Battlefield 3 Close Quarters will release in sometime in June – one week early on the PS3.  Following this add-on will be two more planned DLC releases: Armored Kill and End Game.  Check out more details on those here.

[BF3 Blog]