DICE lead designer Niklas Fegraeus has revealed that the Close Quarters DLC for Battlefield 3 that was recently revealed will only feature special Conquest mode, and will not include a Rush or standard Conquest mode.
According to Fegraeus, "We also had to tackle the challenges of bringing our tried and tested game modes to the smaller scale. We understood quickly that Rush, being a large and progressive mode that takes you on a journey from M-COM to M-COM, simply wouldn’t fit physically. So instead, we turned our attention to Conquest. How could we tailor this essential Battlefield game mode to fit our new type of environment?”
The game mode that the Close Quarters DLC will support is a new mode called Conquest Domination, which is a more condensed version of Conquest. “In particular, flag defense is suddenly more important, and you get different tactical layers due to the subtle differences the new mode provides. It’s reminiscent of those tactics I practiced to perfection in my e-sports days," Fegraeus described, "Listen for the footsteps, spray the wall, throw your grenade, cover one angle each and constantly communicate."
As for the lack of vehicular combat, Fegraeus promoted the upcoming Armored Kill expansion. "I can confidently say you’ll get your epic scale vehicle fix with that expansion pack!" he promised.
Close Quarters is due to be released in June for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.