Battlefield 3 pre-orders are going to come with special content which differs where you buy it. From the looks of it every pre-order comes with the Back to Karkand map pack so it will not be listed in the list. I am looking to make a guide to help everyone find the bonus content they desire most. If I missed any stores that have the pre-order bonuses feel free to post such and I will add it. Also each pre-order bonus will be explained.
Amazon: Dog Tag Pack
Amazon UK: Specact kit
Best Buy: Specact kit
Gamestation (UK): Physical warfare pack
GameStop: Physical warfare pack
Origin (PC only): Early open beta access, Physical Warfare Pack, Battlefield Play4Free Items
Play.com (EU): Dog tag pack
Physical Warfare Pack
Type 88 LMG with bipod
Flechette Ammo for DAO-12 Shotgun
Flash suppressor for SKS sniper rifle
Day 1 Access to the DAO-12 Shotgun
Looks like origin offers the most bonuses so I don't see any reason not to pre-order with them. Too bad it's not offered on steam..
Quite welcome, and yes its a shame that we won't be able to get it through Steam.
Dammit, stop reminding me. Normally, I'm a "No Steam, No Buy" kind of guy but BF3 is just going to be too good to pass up. Screw EA and their Origin *** though, I'm buying from Amazon.
I would advise going through Game-Stop the extra weapons make more sense than the dog tags in my opinion. Also are we even 100% sure that the retail copy won't require Origin much like how some games require Steam?