A new trailer is in for the Battlefield 3 DLC dubbed "Aftermath", and quite unexpectedly, features a crossbow. You may notice some jury rigging going on there at the end -- according to community manager Ian "crash7800" Tornay, it's all apart of the survival theme -- this is a post-earthquake environment, after all.
According to previews, the crossbow will be an all-class weapon that replaces the secondary weapon (e.g. C4, grenade launcher, etc), and will feature four types of bolts, including explosive, sniper, detection, and one other currently unknown (perhaps tripwire).
The other big news is the Scavenger mode, in which you're equipped with a knife, nade, and pistol, and must search the environment along with others for better, randomly placed weapons -- so kind of like Gunmaster, but more tense.
Sounds unique and fun, if I daresay so.
And now, your launch dates:
- PlayStation 3 Premium members: November 27
- Xbox 360 and PC Premium members: December 4
- PlayStation 3 players: December 11
- Xbox 360 and PC players: December 18