Battlefield 3: Close Quarters has received mixed to positive reviews from game critics. On Metacritic, the expansion pack has metascores of 71 for PC based on 7 reviews, 73 for PlayStation 3 based on 5 reviews and 72 for Xbox 360 based on 8 reviews. On GameRankings, the expansion pack has scores of 73.50% for PC based on 2 reviews, 80.00% for PlayStation 3 based on 2 reviews and 76.60% based on 5 reviews.
All maps in Close Quarters take place in Tehran, Iran.
At the release of Close Quarters, the 40mm LVG became available to all players, regardless of whether or not they had the map pack.
Close Quarters was made free during the duration of week of E3 2013.