[top]Overview

Players: 2-24 (Multiplayer only)
Online Trophies: 5
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: N/A
Estimated Time to 100%: 5 hours (Skill dependant)
Minimum Playthroughs: N/A
Collectible Trophies: No
Missable Trophies: No
Glitched Trophies: Gunslinger

All videos (except for the trailers) are made by PowerPyx


[top]Introduction

Back to Karkand is DICE's first DLC for Battlefield 3. Included are four Battlefield maps (Wake Island, Sharqi Peninsula, Gulf of Oman, and Strike at Karkand), three vehicles (the VSTOL fighter jet, Desert Buggy, and an APC), as well as ten new weapons to unlock. Back to Karkand released on December 6th and costs $15 unless you have the limited edition of Battlefield 3, then you get it for free.

Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand Gameplay Trailer


Other Trailers:
Gulf Of Oman Trailer


[top]Tips & Strategies

What's New

Guns


  • PP-19

  • QBU-88

  • QBB-95

  • G53

  • FAMAS

  • L85A2

  • QBZ-95B

  • MG36

  • L96

  • MK3A1

Maps

  • Strike at Karkand
  • Oman Hotel
  • Gulf of Oman
  • Sharqi Peninsula


All tips and strategies are located in the trophy description
for the particular trophy.


[top]Roadmap

These trophies can be earned in any order, but this is the way I would recommend getting them.

Step 1: Third Tour
This trophy will either be hard or easy for some people. You need to get 1 kill in all three of the new vehicles, which are the BTR-90, DPV, and the F-35. You are going to need to be fast and respawn in them since a lot of other people use the vehicles, especially the F-35.

Trophy earned during this step: Third Tour


Step 2:
Gunslinger
I chose this trophy to be Step 2 mainly because it is glitched/ delayed, so the sooner you can get it the better. For this trophy, you need to unlock all of the guns and get 10 kills with all of them. The assignments aren't too hard, considering most of them you can probably complete through natural playing. You might even unlock some of them while completing Step 1.

Trophy earned during this step: Gunslinger


Step 3: Complete Warrior

This trophy is the hardest one in all of the DLC. You need to get a kill in a jet, a tank, and with an assault rifle in one life. I would recommend using the map Wake Island, since it has the new jets and tanks.

Trophy earned during this step: Complete Warrior


Step 4: Clean Up

By now, you should only need two more trophies. so this is where you should get them if you haven't already. You need to take a swim in a pool on the map The Gulf of Oman, and you need to get a kill in the Skid Loader on Wake Island. After you get these trophies, you now have 100% in this DLC

Trophies earned during this step: Jaws, Like a Boss


[top]Trophies

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Complete Warrior
Got a kill with the following weapons in a single life: Assault Rifle, Jet and Tank

This trophy is the hardest of them all. If you are not good in a jet than you are going to have a hard time. Basically, you need to get a kill in a jet, a tank, and an assault rifle without dieing. The way I would suggest doing it is to be the assault class, then get a jet and get a kill first. Then, jump out by your deployment and wait for a tank and hop in it. Get a kill, then hop out and get your final kill with your assault gun.

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Third Tour
Got a kill with each of the following vehicles: BTR-90, DPV and F-35

The BTR-90, DPV, and the F-35 are the three new vehicles that have come into this DLC. You will need to get a kill in all of these, which can be hard if you are not good with jets. The BTR-90 is available on every map but Wake Island. It is the light tank that you will see around. The DPV is the buggy that is on every map. Just run someone over or gun them them down. The F-35 is the new jet in the DLC. The best map to get the kill in would be Wake Island because it is easier to spot enemies than any other map.

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Gunslinger
Got 10 kills with each of the ten Back to Karkand weapons


This Trophy is Glitched/Delayed

If you have not earned this trophy, there are a couple things you can try. They are to start customizing the new guns, and to get 10 kills with the FAMAS in one match. If you still don't get it, just keep playing and it will unlock sometime.


The way you unlock guns in this DLC is interesting. Each of the ten guns have an "assignment" you have to do to unlock them. After you have completed one, you unlock one of the ten weapons. As you can infer, there are ten assignments total. Most of these can be completed at any map, DLC maps or not, but some of them you have to. Here are all of the assignments:


1. Best Friend Forever
Requirements: 10 Revives, 10 Heals
Unlocks: FAMAS, Assignment Professional Russian
Tips: You can revive and heal people only with the Assault Class. To heal people, select the medic pack and throw it toward a teammate that is injured. To revive people, use the defibrillator on a teammate who recently died. This is easier on smaller maps or to spawn on your squad.

2. Fixing It
Requirements: 10 Repairs, Kill 1 enemy with the Repair Torch
Unlocks: G53, Assignment It goes Boom!
Tips: This can only be done with the Engineer Class. For the Repair Torch kill, it would be best to find a camper or an idle person, take it out, and start killing them. For the 10 repairs, all you need to do it kind a damaged vehicle with a teammate in it, and start repairing it.

3. Let It Rain
Requirements: 20 kills with Light Machine Guns, 2 Mortar kills
Unlocks: QBB-95, Assignment Keep your head down
Tips: This can only be done with the Support Class. Personally, I like the M249, so i would recommend this gun if you have unlocked it, if not, use whatever gun you want. For the Mortar kills, I would go for either another person using a mortar on your map, or target an objective or vehicle.

4. Specops
Requirements: 20 kills with a Sniper Rifle, 5 Laser Designations
Unlocks:QBU-88, Assignment Creeping Death
Tips: The hardest part about this one are the laser designations. You need to use the Recon class and have the SOFLAM. When you see an enemy vehicle with an enemy in it, use it. You need to look at the vehicle until you get the 20 points, and then leave. If you pick it up and repeat, you can do it again and again.

5. Familiar Territory
Requirements: Arm 10 MCOM's, Capture 10 flags, Play 2 hours on Karkand
Unlocks: PP-19, Assignment Scarred Veteran
Tips: The requirements are self explanatory except for the Play 2 hours on Karkand. You need to play two hours on the map Strike at Karkand.

6. Professional Russian
Requirements: 100 kills with Assault Rifles, 20 kills with Underslung Grenade Launcher, Win 5 rounds of SQDM
Unlocks: L85A2
Tips: For the 20 kills with the underslung grenade launcher, you need to be an assault class and have a gun with the underslung rail attached. Then, go to your gadget 2 and equip the M320. To use it, press on the D-Pad and then fire it.

7. It Goes Boom!
Requirements: 50 AT Rocket kills, Destroy one enemy vehicle with the Repair Torch, Win five rounds of Conquest
Unlocks: QBZ-95B
Tips: The AT Rocket kills are from the RPG and the SMAW.

8. Keep Your Head Down
Requirements: 100 kills with Light Machine Gins, 50 Suppression Assists, 50 Ammo Resupplies
Unlocks: MG36
Tips: To get a Suppression Assist, you need to be firing close to an enemy and one of your teammates gets the kill.

9. Creeping Death
Requirements: 50 Headshots, 50 Spot Assists, 5 Knife Takedowns
Unlocks: L96
Tips: To get spot assists, when you see an enemy, but your reticle on him, and then press . When a teammate gets a kill, you will get the spot assist. To get a knife takedown, when you are behind an enemy, press to knife him. When you go into the motion for killing them, you will get a takedown.

10. Scarred Veteran
Requirements: 10 Kills with PP-19, 5 Kills in DBV Jeep, 10 Kills in BTR-90 IFV, Play 2 hours on Shaqi, Play 2 hours on Gulf of Oman
Unlocks: MK3A1
Tips: The PP-19 is the gun that you unlock from the assignment Familiar Territory, which you complete to unlock this one. The DPV is the jeep that is on every map in the DLC.

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Like a Boss
Got a kill with the skid loader

The only map you can get the Skid Loader on is Wake Island. I found it best to play Conquest. The Skid Loader is right by Flag B, and is up to three person vehicle. Due to how it is, it is almost 100% luck if you were to get a roadkill, so i wouldn't try to go for one because they can easily shoot you while you are in it. What I did is first I got the Skid Loader, and then I went a little down the road where an enemy tank was coming. Next, I exited it, and placed anti-tank mines (requires being an engineer) in the middle of the road, and hopped back in. When the tank blows up from the mines and gets a kill, it counts as a Skid Loader kill, and my trophy popped. Look below on how PowerPyx got his trophy.

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Jaws
Take a swim in Oman Hotelís swimming pool

First off, the only map you can get this trophy on it Gulf of Oman. I got it while playing Rush, and when you are at the last objective, there are two swimming pools right by the hotel. Just swim in it until the trophy pops and you have it. It can also be done while playing Conquest, so check the video in the spoiler to see how to do it.

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