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    Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite™ 2, the next instalment of DICE's cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York.

    Frostbite 2 – Battlefield 3 introduces Frostbite 2, the incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to new heights. Built upon this powerful game engine, Battlefield 3 immerses players physically and emotionally to the world around them like never before.

    Feel the Battle — Feel the impact of bullets and explosions, drag your fallen comrades into safety, and mount your weapon on almost any part of the terrain. Battlefield 3's cutting edge animation, spectacular visuals and real as hell battle gameplay attack your senses and make you feel the visceral warrior's experience like no other FPS.

    Unparalleled Vehicle Warfare — The best online vehicle warfare experience gets even better with a fitting sonic boom as fighter jets headline an impressive lineup of land, air and sea vehicles. Other returning fan favourite features include 64 players for PC and prone.

    Urban Combat — Take the fight to iconic and unexpected places in the USA, Middle East, and Europe including claustrophobic streets, metropolitan downtowns, and open, vehicle-friendly landscapes as you fight your way through the war of tomorrow.



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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  merls on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:20 am

    Ill be buying this bad boy for sure.
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:58 am

    We’re just getting started with E3, and Battlefield 3 is one of the main events here — and of course, the main reason we’re here. We got some new Battlefield 3 information, this time, concerning the multiplayer classes. For Battlefield 3, the 4 classes have received somewhat of an overhaul. Here’s the breakdown of the new classes in Battlefield 3:

    Assault/Medic
    The Assault and Medic a classes have been combined now, where the Assault class can either chose to heal/revive teammates, or you can opt for a grenade launcher instead of the revive kit, if you want more firepower.

    Support
    The Support class is now the one handing out ammunition, and can also provide covering fire. You can mount your LMG and if fire in the direction of the enemy, you’ll get special bonus points for providing covering fire for your teammates. You can also select an assault rifle with a flashlight for the dark parts of maps (like tunnels), instead of the LMG.


    Engineer

    The Engineer retains much of his role and load-out from Bad Company 2, you’re equipped with rocket launchers against enemy armor, and a repair tool to fix friendly vehicles, and a sub machine gun.


    Sniper
    The Sniper has the same role as in previous Battlefield games, and is armed with a sniper rifle, C4 explosives, and spotting gear.


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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:03 am

    The assault rifles

    M16A2

    HK 416

    FN2000

    Steyr Aug

    AEK-971

    Sniper rifles

    M24

    M95

    Type 88

    SV 98

    Machine guns

    M249

    PKM

    Type 88 LMG

    MG36

    Sub-machine guns

    UMP-45

    AKS 74U

    FN SCAR-L

    UZI


    Shotguns


    Remington 870

    Saiga 12

    SPAS-12

    USAS 12

    DAO 12
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:09 am

    vehicles



    Tanks

    M1 Abrams

    T-90


    APCs — Armored Personnel Carrier


    The Bradley Fighting Vehicle, "M3A3"


    BMD-3

    LAV 25

    9K22 Tunguska

    BMP-2


    The helicopters

    AH64 Apache

    Mil MI28

    UH60 Black Hawk

    Mil MI24

    Kamrov KA-60

    UH-1Y Super Huey

    MH-6 Little Bird



    Jets

    F/A 18 Super Hornet

    F16 Fighting Falcon

    Sukhoi Su-35

    MiG 29 Fulcrum

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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:15 am

    So far only 4 maps have been confirmed for Battlefield 3, each are remakes of popular BF2 maps which will be released for BF3 in a DLC called “Back to Karkand”.

    Gulf of Oman




    Sharqi Peninsula





    Wake Island



    Strike at Karkand



    In addition, it has been confirmed that Battlefiled 3 will feature 3 different war theaters; Paris, New York and Tehran, although it is uncertain whether that applies to the singleplayer campaign, multiplayer, or both

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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:34 am

    So far it is confirmed that Battlefield 3 will have three modes: Conquest, Rush, and Team Deathmatch. Now DICE’s Patrick Soderlund has revealed that one of the much anticipated features in Battlefield 3 — jets — will only be available in the Conquest mode.

    Soderlund’s reason was that only the Conquest game mode offered maps big enough to fit jets, which makes a lot of sense. The Rush mode maps are very linear where jets wouldn’t have much room nor much purpose, and Team Deathmatch is most likely an infantry-only game mode.

    As previously confirmed, jets will be playable in the Battlefiled 3 singleplayer campaign.




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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:35 am

    During the hectic time here at E3, EA decided to skip the show for one announcement: during an investors call, EA announced that the upcoming Battlefield 3 will have “three times as much DLC as Bad Company 2″. Bad Company 2 itself had 7 downloadable content packs, ranging from small updates which included new maps and game modes, to large updates like the Vietnam DLC, which offered a whole new setting, weapons and vehicles.

    The first DLC for Battlefield 3 will be Back To Karkand, which has already been announced and will be offered for free to those who pre-order the game. Everyone else will have a chance to buy it approximately one month after BF3′s release (rumored to cost $10). Battlefield 3 ships on October 25 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:37 am

    Battlefield 3 multiplayer E3 impressions




    After a long wait, we finally had some time with the multiplayer part of Battlefield 3 earlier today. The map showcased was Operation Metro, which was set in Paris and offered urban combat and some tense action in a subway. We tried out most of the classes and tried as many things as possible. Here are our first impressions of the game:

    •The game looks fantastic. Runs smooth, the lighting and details, the shadows are spectacular, whether indoor or outside. We dunno what hardware it was running on, but BF3 is absolutely gorgeous.
    •After you die, a screen pops up that shows the custom dog tag and rank of the enemy that killed you — great little detail.
    •Teams were USMC and Russians.
    •Prone is back, it feels like it takes a second or so to go prone. Not too fast, not too slow, just right.
    •The map offered a lot of variety: you can enter lots of buildings, go up to the second floor, camp etc. We already saw a few campers who loved the new buildings.
    •Destruction is extensive and a lot more detailed. Even shooting a wall looks amazing in BF3.
    •Weapons feel and sound like Bad Company 2 (on first impression), meaning they feel and sound fantastic.
    •Player animations are far better than Bad Company 2 and other Battlefield games. Very fluid and lifelike, almost as if you are watching someone run in real life.
    •The scoreboard looks a lot simpler than in Bad Company 2. We dunno if it was finalized or just alpha.
    •We had a few awards pop up during the game (ribbons) which looked a lot like those in BF2.
    •No commo rose. It wasn’t bound to the “Q” button. We looked, couldn’t find it anywhere.
    •You can op-out of being revived.
    •There is a health bar, but regenerative health is back.
    •You can select fire mode (e.g. single shot, full auto etc.)
    •4 players per squad, squad leader is indicated by a star. Squads work pretty much like in Bad Company 2, and you still get squad point bonuses.
    •In support, you can use an M4 with a flashlight.
    •You can mount LMGs on the ground and on most surfaces, but the gun can only pan approximately 90 degrees to left and right, which feels realistic.
    Overall, we were impressed by what we saw. The game felt very solid and polished, despite being in “alpha” stage. We’ll upload some photos of the Battlefield 3 booth later today when we get back to the hotel, and we’ll try to get some interviews with DICE tomorrow.


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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:41 am

    Battlefield 3 is expected to have similar system requirements as the previous Battlefield game, Bad Company 2. Battlefiled 3 is powered by the Frostbite 2.0 engine, which is based on the previous Frostbite 1.5, which powered Bad Company 2.

    While the Frostbite 2.0 engine has a lot of new features compared to 1.5, it is also more optimized as well, which will most likely result in similar performance and Battlefield 3 system requirements for the PC. Since Battlefield 3 won’t be supporting DirecX 9, it won’t run on Windows XP.

    Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3
    •OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
    •Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
    •RAM: 2GB
    •Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card.
    •Graphics card memory: 512 MB
    •Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version



    Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3
    •OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    •Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    •RAM: 4GB
    •Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850
    •Graphics card memory: 1 GB
    •Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  SgtStadenko on Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:03 pm

    Mad it will suck just like the 2nd one
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:31 pm

    hmmm , thats not the same thing . the other one was bad compagny

    this one is like battlefield 2 .

    anyway it will be dedicated severs for sure . and for modern 3 im affraid it will be like modern 2 without ded-servers..


    will see..
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:00 am

    ..Battlefield 3 to have dedicated servers, leading on PC




    Game Informer's cover story on Battlefield 3 reveals DICE's plans to support dedicated servers, and delves into some of the particulars of its multiplayer offering. Once again, you'll be able to select between four classes -- executive producer Patrick Bach calls this number "the sweet spot" -- and Bad Company 2's four-person squad mechanic will be expanded, though no specifics are given. "Squads are really easy to set up, but how can you take that further? We have some really cool things that we'll show later when it comes to dictating how you play with friends," Bach teases.

    Furthermore, due to BF3 using a new version of DICE's game engine, Frostbite 2.0, mod tools won't necessarily reflect earlier Battlefield mod functionality. "We will not deliver mod tools in the way that we delivered them for Battlefield 2," Bach says. "Creating mod tools today -- dumbing them down -- takes a lot of energy and what we are discussing more every day is, 'Where do we put our focus?' Right now our focus is to create the best possible multiplayer, single-player, and co-op game -- the core game of Battlefield 3. We're still discussing how we handle modifications of any kind," he adds.

    And though the third Battlefield title will arrive on launch day in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 flavors, the game's primary development platform is the PC. "We won't make it for console and port it to PC -- that's not how we do things," Bach says. "We're focusing on PC first, and then we fiddle with it to fit it onto consoles." Frankly, we wanna fiddle with it wherever it is.
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:03 am

    ahhh a game made for pc first, so good to know !
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:57 pm

    New Battlefield 3 information revealed:



    •3 game modes have so far been confirmed: Conquest, Rush and Team Deathmatch
    •Squads will hold 4 members, including squad leader
    •No kill cam (at least at E3)
    •No “commo-rose” communication command
    •Players will be able to create custom dog tags
    •Grenades and Knife are equippable like in BF2
    •New destruction allows for falling debris to kill enemies
    •Players will be able to opt out of being revived
    •New “suppressing fire” feature: players who are suppressed cannot heal and their screen blurs and darkens a bit.
    •Health bar is back. So is regenerative health.
    •New classes has the Assault with medic capabilities, Support with ammo resupply ability.
    •Faction specific weapons (USMC and Russian forces were playable at E3).
    •Machine guns can be mounted on a surface to increase accuracy.
    •Prone is back. There is no “dolphin diving”.
    •Three firing modes: Automatic, Single shot, Burst.
    •Flashlights can be mounted on select guns and can blind the enemy.
    •BF3 will have 3 times as much DLC as Bad Company 2
    •Release date on October 25 on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and later, on Mobile devices.
    •PlayStation 3 version will include free copy of Battlefield 1943
    •Will be released on the new Wii U console in 2012.
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:02 am

    Warning: fake BF3 beta sites popping up



    Battlefieldo.com did some digging and found several new sites that have been popping up around the web, all offering Battlefield 3 “beta keys”, including:

    •battlefield3cracked.com
    •battlefield3betafree.info
    •bf3-beta.com
    •bf3beta.com
    •bf3beta.co.cc
    •battlefield3betakeygenerator.blogspot.com
    •EA-Battlefield3.com
    •dice.bf3beta.net.tc
    •battlefield3-beta.net


    All the sites feature one scam or another, trying to trick you into giving up your email address, or worse. A select few are selling direct access to BF3 beta keys, while others are offering users to download a BF3 beta key generator. And we imagine, a ton of spyware bundled with it.
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:37 pm

    Battlefield 3 community boycotts game over DLC





    On June 13th, 2011 in News

    Over the past day or so, a storm of users on popular news site Reddit have called out for a boycott of Battlefield 3 and a cancellation of pre-orders because of EA’s BF3 DLC and Physical Warfare pack DLC. The Physical Warfare pack, which includes a few exclusive items, is available only to those who pre-order the game at select retailers. So far it is only available in the UK, but US retailers like GameStop are expected to get their own pre-order bonus.

    There are discussions on Reddit which number in the thousands of comments, where fans voice their disappointment of EA’s DLC policy. A few years ago, EA attempted something similar with Bad Company, but a successful community boycott made EA change their minds.

    We’ve gone through hundreds of comments on Reddit, and there seems to be a few misunderstandings regarding the DLC and the pre-order bonuses.

    Misunderstandings

    The main discussions on Reddit seems to have misunderstood EA’s whole Back to Karkand DLC policy — which is no surprise, since it’s quite confusing. Since we’ve been covering this for a while here on BF3blog, we’ll try to explain:

    Back to Karkand is offered for free to those who pre-order the game. You can only pre-order the Limited Edition now, which retails at the same price as the regular edition — $60. Regardless of what retailer you pre-order the game at, you’ll get a free copy of Back to Karkand. It’s as simple as that: pre-order and you get Back to Karkand free. There have been countless pre-order bonuses on video games before, and Back to Karkand is just that: a pre-order bonus.

    The Physical Warfare pack is where it gets a bit tricky, and which we believe the boycott is targeting. The Physical Warfare pack is only available to those who pre-order the game at select physical retailers, and is not available to those who pre-order or buy a digital copy of Battlefield 3. Unlike the Back To Karkand DLC, you cannot buy the Physical Warfare pack later on.

    While the Physical Warfare pack in an of itself isn’t a huge deal — the items included don’t seem to be items that can unbalance the gameplay — it is disappointing that the only way one might get them is to buy the game at a brick and mortar retail store. PC gamers who will buy the game as a digital copy (us included), won’t get a chance to get the new items and weapons.

    Back To Karkand wasn’t part of BF3

    There have been accusations of DICE and EA taking the Back to Karkand content out of Battlefield 3 and selling it as DLC. Many publishers have been accused of this before, but in this case, it actually doesn’t hold up for one reason: Back to Karkand is a remake of Battlefield 2 maps, weapons and vehicles. It’s not supposed to be a part of Battlefield 3 to begin with, which makes it a real DLC, as opposed to something that was removed from the game. Many games have remade maps and sold them as DLC, including Activision’s popular Call of Duty franchise. However, we can certainly understand why gamers think it’s been removed from the game, since the DLC is offered on day one.

    Still, the community boycott is understandable for several reasons:

    1.EA’s has made the whole DLC/Back to Karkand/Limited Edition/Physical Warfare thing very confusing where even EA isn’t sure what’s what.

    2.EA announced the first DLC, Back To Karkand, way too early. There hasn’t been enough time for BF3 to establish itself before announcing map remakes.

    3.The “Physical Warfare” offering at select retailers feels unfair, especially since it’s not available to buy elsewhere.

    4.By offering DLC from day one, gamers get the impression that the content has been taken out of the game (which we don’t believe is true), and that EA is nickle and diming people.

    So far EA’s only response has been issuing a FAQ on the official Battlefield 3 page, which oddly enough, doesn’t address much of the criticism.

    Active discussions on Reddit:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/hy24b/battlefield_3_preorder_dlc_boycott_coordination/

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/hy6q2/ea_sent_me_a_response_to_cancelling_my_preorder/

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/hy2mi/dont_like_what_ea_is_doing_with_the_physical/



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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  merls on Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:26 am

    I cant wait for this game - very keen.
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  SgtStadenko on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:28 pm

    will succckkkkkkkkkk Embarassed
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:39 pm

    hahah

    im gettin both .. modern3 and battlef3 anyway Smile
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:46 pm

    Cpt.IRON wrote:Battlefield 3 community boycotts game over DLC





    On June 13th, 2011 in News

    Over the past day or so, a storm of users on popular news site Reddit have called out for a boycott of Battlefield 3 and a cancellation of pre-orders because of EA’s BF3 DLC and Physical Warfare pack DLC. The Physical Warfare pack, which includes a few exclusive items, is available only to those who pre-order the game at select retailers. So far it is only available in the UK, but US retailers like GameStop are expected to get their own pre-order bonus.

    There are discussions on Reddit which number in the thousands of comments, where fans voice their disappointment of EA’s DLC policy. A few years ago, EA attempted something similar with Bad Company, but a successful community boycott made EA change their minds.

    We’ve gone through hundreds of comments on Reddit, and there seems to be a few misunderstandings regarding the DLC and the pre-order bonuses.

    Misunderstandings

    The main discussions on Reddit seems to have misunderstood EA’s whole Back to Karkand DLC policy — which is no surprise, since it’s quite confusing. Since we’ve been covering this for a while here on BF3blog, we’ll try to explain:

    Back to Karkand is offered for free to those who pre-order the game. You can only pre-order the Limited Edition now, which retails at the same price as the regular edition — $60. Regardless of what retailer you pre-order the game at, you’ll get a free copy of Back to Karkand. It’s as simple as that: pre-order and you get Back to Karkand free. There have been countless pre-order bonuses on video games before, and Back to Karkand is just that: a pre-order bonus.

    The Physical Warfare pack is where it gets a bit tricky, and which we believe the boycott is targeting. The Physical Warfare pack is only available to those who pre-order the game at select physical retailers, and is not available to those who pre-order or buy a digital copy of Battlefield 3. Unlike the Back To Karkand DLC, you cannot buy the Physical Warfare pack later on.

    While the Physical Warfare pack in an of itself isn’t a huge deal — the items included don’t seem to be items that can unbalance the gameplay — it is disappointing that the only way one might get them is to buy the game at a brick and mortar retail store. PC gamers who will buy the game as a digital copy (us included), won’t get a chance to get the new items and weapons.

    Back To Karkand wasn’t part of BF3

    There have been accusations of DICE and EA taking the Back to Karkand content out of Battlefield 3 and selling it as DLC. Many publishers have been accused of this before, but in this case, it actually doesn’t hold up for one reason: Back to Karkand is a remake of Battlefield 2 maps, weapons and vehicles. It’s not supposed to be a part of Battlefield 3 to begin with, which makes it a real DLC, as opposed to something that was removed from the game. Many games have remade maps and sold them as DLC, including Activision’s popular Call of Duty franchise. However, we can certainly understand why gamers think it’s been removed from the game, since the DLC is offered on day one.

    Still, the community boycott is understandable for several reasons:

    1.EA’s has made the whole DLC/Back to Karkand/Limited Edition/Physical Warfare thing very confusing where even EA isn’t sure what’s what.

    2.EA announced the first DLC, Back To Karkand, way too early. There hasn’t been enough time for BF3 to establish itself before announcing map remakes.

    3.The “Physical Warfare” offering at select retailers feels unfair, especially since it’s not available to buy elsewhere.

    4.By offering DLC from day one, gamers get the impression that the content has been taken out of the game (which we don’t believe is true), and that EA is nickle and diming people.

    So far EA’s only response has been issuing a FAQ on the official Battlefield 3 page, which oddly enough, doesn’t address much of the criticism.

    Active discussions on Reddit:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/hy24b/battlefield_3_preorder_dlc_boycott_coordination/

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/hy6q2/ea_sent_me_a_response_to_cancelling_my_preorder/

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/hy2mi/dont_like_what_ea_is_doing_with_the_physical/





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    Physical Warfare Pack available to all Battlefield 3 players later this year

    A point of clarification for all of our Battlefield fans. We will unlock the contents of the Physical Warfare Pack to all Battlefield 3 players later this year – for free. Read on for more details on this and Back to Karkand.

    So maybe this is stating the obvious, but all of us at DICE are here because of our passion for games and the passion to bring you the games we too love to play. I always knew our pre-order offers for Battlefield 3 would be open to misunderstandings. This post is an attempt by me to answer any questions you have.

    I would like to start by clarifying that the Physical Warfare Pack is a time-based exclusive. If you do not pre-order Battlefield 3 at a retailer carrying the Physical Warfare Pack, don’t worry. We will unlock the contents of the Physical Warfare Pack for free to all Battlefield 3 players later this year.

    The Physical Warfare Pack will be available as a pre-order bonus all over the globe. Right now, the UK is the only country where it has been announced, but stay tuned to get constant updates on where you can pick this up in your country. And remember, if you do not pre-order, you will still get access to this content at a later date, free of charge. If you do pre-order, you will get access to it from day one.

    For Battlefield: Bad Company 2, many in the Battlefield community were very vocal about wanting additional, new maps to expand the multiplayer experience. With Battlefield 3, we want to make sure we can increase your library of maps quicker than we did for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. We also want to give you something special for pre-ordering, as pre-ordering is basically your way of saying you believe in DICE and Battlefield 3. When we announced that everybody who pre-orders Battlefield 3 would get an entire future expansion pack at no extra charge, I knew we had created a very generous pre-order offer.

    Back to Karkand is a massive, themed expansion pack available a period of time after the base game, developed by a separate team here at DICE -- the same team that brought you Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. If you played Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, you have a pretty good idea about the scope and ambition of our expansion packs. This is so much more than just four remixed maps.

    If you pre-order Battlefield 3, you will be able to play Back to Karkand at no extra charge as soon as it is released, but it is not day one DLC and it is not on the base game disc. We think it’s a sweet deal, and it’s available to everyone everywhere. If you do not pre-order Battlefield 3, you can still buy Back to Karkand separately and play it as soon as it is released, the very same date as anyone who pre-ordered. In other words, there is no segmentation of the community when we launch the base game.

    There are more pre-order offers for Battlefield 3 out there, and in order to try and avoid any confusion we will return within the next couple of weeks to detail all of them as well.

    As always, post any questions you have here, in our forums, on Facebook, or Twitter. We are listening and value your opinion.

    Cheers,
    Karl Magnus Troedsson
    General Manager, DICE
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    Re: BATTLEFIELD 3

    Post  Cpt.IRON on Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:05 am




    DICE posted a new entry on their blog, where they discuss the multiplayer philosophy with producer Lars Gustavsson, and how it relates to the predecessor, Battlefield 2. Gustavsson, who was the lead designer on Battlefield 2 and knows the series better than anyone else, said:

    “The mindset at DICE during the development of Battlefield 2 was pretty much: “Play the game our way, or play something else”. Now, we have made a conscious effort to reverse that mentality. The goal with Battlefield 3 is to offer a vast variety of gameplay experiences and to be inviting to everyone. We’re not telling you how to play the game. You choose.”

    Gusvasson went on, saying that Battlefield 3 will offer the well-known, wide open battlefields, and urban maps as well. It seems that DICE is focusing a lot on urban combat and more tense gameplay this time, which also explains the inclusion of Team Deathmatch into Battlefield 3.

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