If you have been silly enough to not have played Battlefield 3 by now, and you live in Australia, you are in for a surprise. EA has announced that Battlefield 3 will be on sale for $5 (AUD) on Origin, in Australia only. The discount in only for 12 hours though, beginning at 12:00:00pm (midday) AEST Friday April 19 and running until 11:59:00pm AEST Friday April 19. Battlefield 3 is normally $49.99 AUD, so you will save roughly 90%!
DICE and EA announced today that the fifth and final installment of digital expansions for Battlefield 3, was now available for Battlefield 3 Premium members on PlayStation 3.
‘Battlefield 3: End Game’ features four new maps inspired by each of the four seasons, including Kiasar Railroad and Operation Riverside. It also offers players four new vehicles including a new dirt bike, two AA vehicles and the new dropship which can turn the tides in battle by deploying air drops of troop transports. ‘End Game’ also includes two classic game modes in the form of Capture the Flag and Air Superiority, with also five new assignments, 16 dog tags and five trophies/achievements. Read the rest of this entry
The third DLC expansion pack for Battlefield 3 has now been released, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is now available to Premium Battlefield subscribers on the PlayStation 3. Armored Kill includes four new multiplayer maps, including the biggest Battlefield map in history, six additional vehicles, 20+ unlocks and the new multiplayer mode, Tank Superiority.
Armored Kill emphasizes all-out vehicular combat the Battlefield series is known for, delivering six new vehicles including ATV’s, mobile artillery and an aerial gunship. Also including maps that span the Alborz Mountains, all the way to the largest map in Battlefield history, the Bandar Desert.
The latest multiplayer mode Tank Superiority also debuts, this intense mode places two opposing tank platoons in battle for one single control point. The team, who destroys all their opponents respawn tickets first, is the victor.
PlayStation 3 Premium subscribers have these maps available now, with Xbox 360 and PC Premium members gaining access on September 11. Non-subscribers on PlayStation 3 will gain access on September 18 with Xbox 360 and PC non-subscribers following on September 25. These maps can be purchased with one easy subscription to Battlefield Premium, or purchased separately.
This is Battlefield 3’s third expansion since the original Back to Karkand DLC; two more expansions are on the way with Aftermath coming this December and the last piece of DLC End Game coming March 2013.
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The Battlefield franchise is once again in the news this week, DICE have revealed new information regarding Battlefield 3’s Aftermath DLC pack. The official site has stated that the DLC is set in Tehran, Iran and as the name suggests it will be in the aftermath of an earthquake that will show, “a continuing struggle for supremacy and survival amongst the devastation.” The DLC pack will apply vertical and horizontal gameplay as the cracks and fissures provide covers in the urban environment, “Heavily modified” transport and civilian vehicles, “specially adapted to deliver deadly force to the enemy” will also be making an appearance in the expansion pack.
The specifics included in the expansion will add four new maps, one new game mode and new assignments, achievements and dog tags. Not official release date has been set, but as stated at E3 this year the expansion will drop sometime in December. As per usual, Battlefield 3’s content will arrive one week early for the PlayStation 3.
Aftermath will be the fourth expansion pack to be released, out of the five announced packs come to Battlefield 3.Following the release of Back to Karkand in December 2011, Closer Quarters last month and Septembers upcoming Armored Kill, which recently had details announced regarding what content will be provided in this expansion.
Battlefield 3’s content will end in March 2012 with End Game, but Battlefield franchise fans won’t have to wait long for more Battlefield goodness as the beta for Battlefield 4 will be going live in autumn of next year. After the official announcement of the games existence, a few weeks ago.
Each pack is available for individual purchase, but purchasing Battlefield Premium will net you all five expansions for the discounted price of $49.99 (North American). Many have choose to purchase the content this way, with EA announcing over 1.3 millions players have purchased the subscription. The Premium subscription also gives players additional in-game weapons, priority severs, double XP weekends and new dog tags.
Are you one of the 1.3 million Battlefield Premium subscribers? Let us know in the comments below.
Information regarding Battlefield 3′s upcoming expansion pack Armored Kill has been given from EA themselves. The expansion will include four new maps, including the biggest map in Battlefield history called Bandar Desert. Also new vehicle additions will be added including ATV’s tanks and mobile artillery units, five new vehicle unlocks, 20 + unlocks for the new vehicles and the latest game mode called Tank Superiority, which has been explained on the Battlefield Blog as a mode involving tank pilots and infantry unit “all their skills to control key points of the maps.” Seem like cooperative play will be key to victory.
This expansion will keep the player cap set at 24 on consoles, also the new modes will be playable via all six game modes. Armored Kill is set to arrive in September this year, like all downloadable content it will have a one week head start on Sony’s PlayStation 3 console. This will be the third expansion pack for Battlefield 3 out of the five that have been announced, these follow Decembers 2011 release of Back to Karkand and last months Close Quarters. DICE has also spoken regarding the release of their next expansion, Aftermath which will be released the following December and the final expansion End Game being released March 2013. This will end the expansion pack updates for Battlefield 3 before the Battlefield 4 beta begins
The Battlefield expansions packs can all be purchased separately or through the one-time purchased of Battlefield Premium, which costs $49.99 in North America. The Premium content also includes unique in-game weaponry, priority servers, double XP weekends and new dog tags as well as early access to all downloadable content with any extra cost.
Within two weeks of Premium being live, EA stated they sold 800,000 subscriptions. Do you own Premium? Looking forward to more Battlefield 3 content? Let me known in the comments below.