In an interview with VG247, Dice producer Craig Mcleod discussed Battlefield 3: Aftermath’s Scavenger mode, which will highlight the expansion when it releases in late November (for Premium PS3 members) and in early December for everyone else.
“Scavenger really is born out of the Aftermath theme. We wanted the players to feel like, ‘I’ve just been trapped in this earthquake and I’m not going to have all of my equipment, I’m not going to have everything I used to have.’ So you are literally rising up with a pistol, a grenade and a specialisation.”
Aftermath puts players in a post-earthquake Tehran, where streets and districts lay in ruins.
“From that point on, it’s really important for you to explore the map to find new weapons. What we’ve done with the weapons is tiered them into three levels. So level one is your less-powerful weapons like SMGs, and they can be found around the outskirts and safe zones.”
“But as you go up through the levels to level three, then you’re really going to have to risk your life to get them,” added Mcleod.
Mcleod also added that weapons will be balanced out, which will make it easier for beginning players to try out.