Join the Wake Island Dog Tag Challenge
This month, we’re saluting the legendary map Wake Island. This was the original demo map for Battlefield 1942 and has since been brought back to life in Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1943, and most recently Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand.
Your mission: Complete 19,420 rounds on Wake Island
The first platform to complete 19,420 rounds of Wake Island in Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand will unlock a special new dog tag that the entire community can use, whether on PS3, PC or Xbox360. In the spirit of celebration this first challenge won’t see any losers, but the sooner you reach the goal, the sooner the dog tag will be unlocked. We start counting progress towards 19,420 rounds played on Thursday September 27st at 5.00 PM CET.
Which platform will win? Can you reach the goal in only ten days?
Wake Island: The most legendary of maps
Wake Island stays one of the essential Battlefield maps. Ever since its introduction in the original multiplayer demo for Battlefield 1942, players have enjoyed battling it out on and around this uniquely crescent-shaped map. Read an in-depth blog post on Wake Island through the years on the Battlefield Blog.
Also, Ars Technica has published a great piece on Wake Island in real life and gaming, featuring an interview with DICE’s Lars Gustavsson.