With Battlefield 3 releasing in a little over one month and the BETA going live in eight days; there is much speculation on the details of a pre-order for this widely anticipated FPS giant.
With a Playstation 3 pre-order from the Origin store, you will receive:
Battlefield 3 Limited Edition–The full game, and the best part.
Back to Karkand expansion content–Included with all copies of the Limited Edition-This is like the Vietnam expansion for Bad Company 2, it gives the game a whole new skin and weapons while keeping core elements the same but completely changing play style. What makes this expansion special, is it is Battlefield 2 maps and weapons updated with the new Frostbite 2.0 engine and up to date graphics, designed specially for Battlefield 3.
Physical Warfare Pack–GameStop (PC DL only, though Origin)-This includes a code for early unlocking of a specific weapon and attachments which will normally be unlocked later on through multiplayer level progression. These weapons are:
- Type 88 LMG
- Flash Supressor Attachment–for SKS sniper rifle
- Flachette Ammo–Shrapnel filled shells
- DAO-12 Semi-Auto Shotgun. (Similar to a Striker Shotgun)
Note: The Physical Warfare Pack is available through GameStop ONLY for PS3. Talks are it will be released on the Network later on after release.
Battlefield 1943–PS3 EXCLUSIVE-Unlock code for download of the FULL GAME.
So, lets sum up. For pre-ordering directly for Origin, you receive Battlefield 3 Limited Edition with Back to Karkand Pack, Physical Warfare Pack, and Battlefield 1943 full game download. This all comes for NO EXTRA COST. That’s right, you pay standard new game retail.
Oh, and lest I not forget that to sweeten the deal, those who pre-order from Origin will have their copy of the game shipped to them 48 hours early. Let me say that again, 2 DAYS EARLY!!! I will let that sink in for a second……Ok, now that the coma has subsided, I can say that there is no exact estimate on delivery date even with this early shipping.
I will leave you with this, Battlefield 3 releases on October 25, 2011 nation wide for all retailers.
The OPEN BETA goes live September 29, 2011 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
ENJOY and never stop gaming my friends.