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KZ3 Steel Rain DLC Set For April 12

If you need an excuse to keep playing Killzone 3 online, that excuse will be ready next week.

The previously announced downloadable pack, Steel Rain, will be available on the PSN on April 12. You can check out a couple preview videos over at the PlayStation Blog; the new pack includes two new multiplayer maps (inspired by locations from the single-player campaign). We'll get Junkyard for Guerrilla Warfare and Stahl Arms, a "uniquely styled Warzone map." You can engage in the all-new multiplayer fun for only $4.99 and if you need more incentive to become a PlayStation Plus member, remember that Plus subscribers get this for free. In looking at the cost of a membership, it seems that most people will make that investment worthwhile within only a month or two. As for KZ3 online, we're big fans, even if we still say Guerrilla Games should've kept more of the weight from KZ2. Are we the only ones...?

Oh, but Plus members: Steel Rain will only be free through May 10, so make sure you take advantage soon.

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

Tags: killzone 3, kz3, kz3 dlc, steel rain

4/7/2011 8:32:29 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (35 posts)

BikerSaint
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 10:03:05 PM
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I checked out the 2 trailers on their site, and they were looking awesome.

Just wish I could hit the lotto for $500 so I could get back to my PS3 gaming & buy a new Plus subscription.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 10:14:44 PM
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I cant wait. I love KZ3.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 10:24:34 PM
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Love my Plus membership. :)

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 11:08:43 PM

Me too, no regrets.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 7:18:26 AM

Me too, it more than paid for itself a long time ago.

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slugga_status
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 8:47:25 AM

Totally agree..I have at the minimum $100 worth of free content

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BTNwarrior
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 9:14:16 AM

still suprised that it gave out stacking for free so soon

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slugga_status
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 10:36:51 AM

@BTNWarrior

People are sleeping on Stacking

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 10:27:25 PM
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Damn no new operations maps. That is my favorite mode yet right now it only has 3 maps which is just not enough

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kraygen
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 10:51:16 PM
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I got a new gamestop gift card in the mail and I'll be using it to purchase a $50 psn card so I can activate my plus membership. I'm excited.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 11:30:17 PM
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It's a shame I barely play KILLZONE 3. Maybe I should start?

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BTNwarrior
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 9:11:03 AM

yes, yes you should. And try operations if you haven't yet, it is definetly the best part in my opinion

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 11:41:11 PM
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erm... you sure its not out for you guys yet? we got it in the UK and EU Weds just gone.

its pretty good, the nice thing about it is that theres plenty of jetpacks for everyone... but so far everyone is using them... and because they come with a machine gun attached if you dont have a jet pack, youre just fodder.

mech suits are very very cool, as always!

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The X Factor 9
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 11:42:00 PM
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Plus Membership has actually proven to be worth the money. I have all of these games that I keep on meaning to play, but Sony keeps on dropping these great exclusives!
Smart move to give PS+ members all of the map packs for free.

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JoshBall
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 2:02:53 AM
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All really I'm after is custom music for multiplayer, really missing it from KZ2. Everyone needs to get onto them to patch it in!

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FM23
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 2:28:18 AM

Not sure they care. Did you see their bogus attempt to patch in custom matches? Not what I expected.

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Snorge
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 11:56:25 AM

I miss my custom music too! AAAARRRGH now I only have LBP to play music on....in my pod or when creating a stage.....thats better than nothing....guess PS3 cant do EVERYTHING....but damn near close

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FM23
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 2:27:41 AM
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Yeah, so that means everytime I click random matchmaking for Warzone...it will take me directly to Stahl Arms if I download this. I deleted the Retro pack for a reason...damn game kept taking me to Salumen Market everytime and you don't even get a chance to change the map at the end of the game. Pretty sure I won't be buying this for that sole purpose. Even though I want a new map, I don't care to buy a $20 PSN to get this. Why wasn't this included with the game...the disc is big enough right?

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slugga_status
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 8:50:48 AM

Ummm..I thought that was issue for me as well in regards to going back to the Market repeatedly..It's not the DLC you have to set your match preferences before you start and that fixes that issue.

Trust me man..PS Plus is worth the money..

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Snorge
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 11:57:47 AM

Same here, KEPT going back to that stage...its all in the settings man. Cant WAIT for this DLC!

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The X Factor 9
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 2:59:56 AM
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The extra maps for Killzone 2 were quite good. They had a lot of different environmental effects that changed the way you had to play.

That said, I expect the maps for Killzone 3 to be just as high quality. I believe strongly that they will be even better. More maps is always a good thing in my opinion. I already paid for PS+ and I'm grateful that I can keep "updated" on Killzone 3 multiplayer without spending more money on maps.

This is the kind of incentive structure that will do Sony as great deal of good. Not enough people buy the DLC anyways, so why not package it all together as a perk of the monthly PS+ subscription? At least that way, the community is united. Over the long term, it could help long term sales of Sony exclusives, but also PS+ Memberships. I have no intention of keeping my Xbox Live Gold subscription after it expires, but I DO intend on extending my PS+ subscription.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 9:12:55 AM

the train was by far my favorite

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Snorge
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 11:59:52 AM

I actually like the Vetka Cruiser and the map with the bolt gun (the name slips my mind for the moment.) i have high hope for the new maps, expect nothing less than greatness from GG.

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slugga_status
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 1:16:26 PM

@Snorge...Arc Tower man...best map in the game to me..

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Snorge
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 1:40:23 PM

@Slugga
Thanks man, it was right on the tip of my tongue! Damn that was my map!

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___________
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 4:14:38 AM
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sweet!
hopefully consumer affairs will have my PSN account resurrected by the time this is out!
have to get my refund for plus too, have not been able to use it for 3 months now!
wont be making that mistake again!

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Lairfan
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 3:39:30 PM

I thought you hated KZ3? Why would you be buying DLC for it if you hate the game?

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RadioHeader
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 5:33:22 AM
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I've never bought maps for a shooter. How does the matchmaking work?

Will I be put into a lobby where everyone has DLC, or do the people who don't have it simply get dropped when a DLC map is voted?

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Snorge
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 12:00:32 PM

Check your match settings man, its all in there.

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SolidFantasy
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 6:36:15 AM
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5$ isn't bad at all. I still haven't gotten into the multi player on KZ3 yet. So if I can get these two new maps somewhat soon I'll be even with everyone else online, in terms of map layout anyway.
Steel rain seems like a very appropriate title considering how steel like the graphics are.

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slugga_status
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 8:52:29 AM
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I don't know if it's just me but I feel that KZ2 maps were better for MP. Too many games to stay stuck on KZ3 MP but with this new map pack, I'll be back asap

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Snorge
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 12:11:04 PM
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Anybody here played/playing the game with the Move? Wondering how everyone else likes the melee finally being mapped to the controller itself.

For me: WAY easier to melee someone RIGHT there. IMHO I think that was the biggest disadvantage to using the Move (Minus the sharp shooter, they are all SOLD OUT in my area ranging from Gamestop, Best Buy, Wal-mart, Target, to Nebraska Furniture Mart)

Maybe its me, but even to this day I dont use the "auto tracking" feature with the Move. Didnt even know you could "lock on" until I heard someone b*tchin about it. At least they limited the lock time to 1 sec now, but IMO that shouldn't even be allowed online.

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AshT
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 12:11:49 PM
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time to put KZ3 disc in my PS3 again :)

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Lairfan
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 3:41:08 PM
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I might just have to get a PS Plus subscription now. Too many good deals I'm missin out on.

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BikerSaint
Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 10:51:41 PM
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I need a Tee-shirt that says...
I put Killzone 3 in my PS3, and what I wound up with was this lousy red blinking light, LOL

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